Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

ISBN-10: 0736064672

ISBN-13: 9780736064675

Edition: 4th 2006

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Weinberg and Gould show how sport and exercise psychology concepts and principles can be applied to counselling, teaching, coaching, sports medicine and fitness instruction. This fourth edition includes new artwork and all chapters have been revised.
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Book details

List price: $89.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 624
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.510
Language: English

To the Instructor
To the Student
Acknowledgments
Beginning Your Journey
Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology
Defining Sport and Exercise Psychology
Specializing in Sport Psychology
Distinguishing Between Two Specialties
Reviewing the History of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Focusing on Sport and Exercise Psychology Around the World
Bridging Science and Practice
Choosing From Many Sport and Exercise Psychology Orientations
Understanding Present and Future Trends
Learning About Participants
Personality and Sport
Defining Personality
Understanding Personality Structure
Studying Personality from Five Viewpoints
Measuring Personality
Using Psychological Measures
Focusing on Personality Research
Examining Cognitive Strategies and Success
Identifying Your Role in Understanding Personality
Motivation
Defining Motivation
Reviewing Three Approaches to Motivation
Building Motivation With Five Guidelines
Developing a Realistic View of Motivation
Understanding Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness
Identifying Four Theories of Achievement Motivation
Developing Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness
Using Achievement Motivation in Professional Practice
Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety
Defining Arousal and Anxiety
Measuring Arousal and Anxiety
Defining Stress and Understanding the Stress Process
Identifying Sources of Stress and Anxiety
Connecting Arousal and Anxiety to Performance
Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice
Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments
Competition and Cooperation
Defining Competition and Cooperation
Viewing Competition As a Process
Reviewing Studies of Competition and Cooperation
Determining Whether Competition Is Good or Bad
Enhancing Cooperation
Feedback, Reinforcement, and Intrinsic Motivation
Principles of Reinforcement
Approaches to Influencing Behavior
Guidelines for Using Positive Reinforcement
Guidelines to Using Punishment
Behavior Modification in Sport
Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Rewards
Cognitive Evaluation Theory
How Extrinsic Rewards Affect Intrinsic Motivation in Sport
Strategies for Increasing Intrinsic Motivation
Flow-A Special Case of Intrinsic Motivation
Focusing on Group Processes
Group and Team Dynamics
Recognizing the Difference Between Groups and Teams
Identifying Three Theories of Group Development
Understanding Group Structure
Creating an Effective Team Climate
Maximizing Individual Performance in Team Sports
Group Cohesion
Definition of Cohesion
Conceptual Model of Cohesion
Tools for Measuring Cohesion
Relationship Between Cohesion and Performance
Other Factors Associated With Cohesion
Strategies for Enhancing Cohesion
Guidelines for Building Team Cohesion
Leadership
Definition of Leadership
Approaches to Studying Leadership
Sport-Oriented Interactional Approaches to Leadership
Research on the Multidimensional Model of Sport Leadership
Four Components of Effective Leadership
Communication
Understanding the Communication Process
Sending Messages Effectively
Receiving Messages Effectively
Recognizing Breakdowns in Communication
Improving Communication
Dealing With Confrontation
Delivering Constructive Criticism
Improving Performance
Introduction to Psychological Skills Training
What Psychological Skills Training Entails
Why PST Is Important
Why Sport and Exercise Participants Neglect PST
Myths About PST
PST Knowledge Base
PST Effectiveness
Three Phases of PST Programs
Self-Regulation: The Ultimate Goal of PST
Who Should Conduct PST Programs
When to Implement a PST Program
PST Program Development
Common Problems in Implementing PST Programs
Arousal Regulation
Increasing Self-Awareness of Arousal
Using Anxiety Reduction Techniques
Exploring the Matching Hypothesis
Coping With Adversity
Using Arousal-Inducing Techniques
Imagery
What Imagery Is
Evidence of Imagery's Effectiveness
Imagery in Sport: Where, What, When, and Why
Factors Affecting the Effectiveness of Imagery
How Imagery Works
Uses of Imagery
Keys to Effective Imagery
How to Develop an Imagery Training Program
When to Use Imagery
Self-Confidence
Defining Self-Confidence
Understanding How Expectations Influence Performance
Examining Self-Efficacy Theory
Assessing Self-Confidence
Building Self-Confidence
Goal Setting
Definition of Goals
Effectiveness of Goal Setting
Principles of Goal Setting
Development of Group Goals
Design of a Goal-Setting System
Common Problems in Goal Setting
Concentration
Defining Concentration
Explaining Attentional Focus: Three Processes
Connecting Concentration to Optimal Performance
Identifying Types of Attentional Focus
Recognizing Attentional Problems
Using Self-Talk to Enhance Concentration
Assessing Attentional Skills
Improving Concentration
Enhancing Health and Well-Being
Exercise and Psychological Well-Being
Reducing Anxiety and Depression With Exercise
Enhancing Mood With Exercise
Understanding Exercise's Effect on Psychological Well-Being
Changing Personality and Cognitive Functioning With Exercise
Enhancing Quality of Life With Exercise
Examining the Runner's High
Using Exercise As an Adjunct to Therapy
Exercise Behavior and Adherence
Reasons to Exercise
Reasons for Not Exercising
Problem of Exercise Adherence
Theories and Models of Exercise Behavior
Determinants of Exercise Adherence
Settings for Exercise Interventions
Strategies for Enhancing Adherence to Exercise
Guidelines for Improving Exercise Adherence
Athletic Injuries and Psychology
Psychological Factors in Athletic Injuries
How Injuries Happen
Relationship Between Stress and Injury
Psychological Reactions to Exercise and Athletic Injuries
Role of Sport Psychology in Injury Rehabilitation
Addictive and Unhealthy Behaviors
Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse
Addiction to Exercise
Compulsive Gambling: An Odds-On Favorite for Trouble
Burnout and Overtraining
Definitions of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout
Frequency of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout
Models of Burnout
Factors Leading to Athlete Overtraining and Burnout
Symptoms of Overtraining and Burnout
Ways to Measure Burnout
Burnout in Sport Professionals
Treatment and Prevention of Burnout
Facilitating Psychological Development Through Sport
Children and Sport Psychology
Importance of Studying the Psychology of Young Athletes
Children's Reasons for Participation and Nonparticipation
Role of Friends in Youth Sport
Stress and Burnout in Children's Competitive Sport
Effective Coaching Practices for Young Athletes
Role of Parents
Aggression in Sport
Defining Aggression
Understanding the Causes of Aggression
Examining Aggression in Sport: Special Considerations
Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice
Character Development and Good Sporting Behavior
Defining Character, Fair Play, and Good Sporting Behavior
Developing Character and Good Sporting Behavior: Three Approaches
Examining Moral Development Research
Understanding Connection Between Moral Reasoning and Moral Behavior
Studying Connection Between Character Development and Physical Activity
Guiding Practice in Character Development
Continuing Your Journey
References
Index
About the Authors
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