Sport Psychology Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0078022479
ISBN-13: 9780078022470
Edition: 7th 2012
Authors: Richard Cox
List price: $223.00
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Description: Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applicationsshows how concepts supported by current scientific research can be used to address issues and situations encountered everyday by physical activity specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes. This  More...

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Book details

List price: $223.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 3/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applicationsshows how concepts supported by current scientific research can be used to address issues and situations encountered everyday by physical activity specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes. This introduction to sport and exercise psychology addresses practical issues, such as dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress; developing coping, relaxation, motivation, and energizing strategies; understanding the effects of an audience on human performance; building team cohesion; and preventing burnout and other negative effects.

Richard H. Cox received his PhD in Sport Psychology and Motor Learning from the University of Oregon in 1973 and his Master's and undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University in 1967 and 1968. Widely published in the areas of sport psychology, exercise psychology, and motor learning, Dr. Cox was a faculty member at Kansas State University for 12 years, Ball State University for 4 years, and is now in his 15th year at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has served as chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and chair of the Department of Education, School and Counseling Psychology and Director of the Sport Psychology program in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Cox is a Fellow in the Research Consortium of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and a Certified Consultant in the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.

Understanding Sport Psychology
Foundations of Sport Psychology
Personality as a Core Characteristic of the Athlete
Motivation in Sport and Exercise
Self-Confidence and Intrinsic Motivation
Goal Perspective Theory
Youth Sports
Effects of Attention, Emotion, and Mood on Performance
Attention and Concentration in Sport and Exercise
Anxiety, Stress, and Mood Relationships
Alternatives to Inverted-U Theory
Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions
Coping and Intervention Strategies in Sport
Goal Setting in Sport
Imagery and Hypnosis in Sport
Psychological Skills Training
Social Psychology of Sport
Aggression and Violence in Sport
Audience and Self-Presentation Effects in Sport
Team Cohesion in Sport
Leadership and Communication in Sport
Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise
Exercise Psychology
The Psychology of Athletic Injuries and Career Termination
Drug Abuse in Sport and Exercise

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