Applied Sport Psychology Personal Growth to Peak Performance

ISBN-10: 0072843837

ISBN-13: 9780072843835

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Jean M. Williams

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'Applied Sport Psychology' goes beyond peak performance by dealing with topics such as drug abuse, burnout, injury, retirement from sport, and when to refer athletes for counselling or psychotherapy.
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Book details

List price: $102.81
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

RETIRED/EMERITUS as of 2008. Dr. Jean M. Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Williams' training and research interests fall within the realm of psychology of sport and exercise. Her research has focused on the areas of psychology of injury, psychology of excellence, group dynamics and productivity, and exercise and mental health. Specific interests include research questions such as how stress puts individuals at greater risk of injury and the role of coping resources in the stress-injury relationship, whether psychological states (e.g., anciently confidence) influence perception and performance, how exercise improves mental health, and whether group cohesion, member identifiability, and leader behaviors influence productivity, exercise behavior, and member satisfaction. Dr. Williams' currently teaches lower division course on psychology of human performance which emphasizes psychological theories, research and intervention strategies for enhancing performance and personal growth, and also teaches a graduate/upper division course on the relationship of stress and coping to health and performance.

Sport Psychology: Past, Present, Future
Learning, Motivation, and Effective Leadership
Motor Skill Learning for Effective Coaching and Performance
Positive Reinforcement, Performance Feedback, and Performance Enhancement of Control
Toward Optimal Motivation in Sport: Fostering Athletes Competence and Sense of Control
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Theory: When Coaches’ Expectations Become Reality /Thelma Sternberg Horn, Curt Lox, Francisco Labrador
Leadership Effectiveness
Styles of Decision Making in Coaching
Social Interactions
The Sport Team as an Effective Group
Communicating Effectively
Enhancing Coach-Parent Relationships in Youth Sports: Increasing Harmony and Minimizing Hassle
Mental Training for Performance Enhancement
Psychological Characteristics of Peak Performance
Increasing Awareness for Sport Performance
Goal Setting for Peak Performance
Arousal-Performance Relationships
Relaxation and Energizing Techniques for Regulation of Arousal
Seeing is Believing: Understanding and Using Imagery in Sport
Cognitive Techniques for Building Confidence and Enhancing Performance
Concentration and Attention Control Training
Strategies for Training
Implementing Training Programs
Integrating and Implementing a Psychological Skills Training Program
Development and Implementation of Coach Training Programs: Cognitive-Behavioral Principles and Techniques
Psychological Considerations: Referral, Drug Abuse, Burnout, Injury, Termination From Athletics, and Exercise
When to Refer Athletes for Counseling or Psychotherapy
Drug Abuse in Sport: Causes and Cures
Burnout in Sport: Causes and Cures/ Kate Goodger
Injury Risk and Rehabilitation: Psychological Considerations
Career Transition Among Athletes: Is there Life After Sports?
Exercise Psychology
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