Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

ISBN-10: 0736074473
ISBN-13: 9780736074476
Edition: 2009
Authors: Alan Kornspan
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 3/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

This book provides an introductory-level look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. It gives readers with little or no background in psychology or sport science an opportunity to see the objectives that researchers and practitioners in the field seek out, the careers available and educational qualifications neccessary to enter the field. After two chapters explaining what sport and exercise psychology is and what opportunities there are for people interested in pursuing a career in it, the book consists of seven chapters highlighting the key objectives for people at work in the field. Each chapter provides an overview of that area, how and where this information is used, who uses the information, research support for providing these interventions and finally who provides the sport and exercise psychology related services to athletes and exercisers.

Series Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology
What Is Sport and Exercise Psychology?
Origins in Psychology, Physical Education, and Sports Medicine
Psychology of Sport: 1900 to 1920
Psychology of Sport: 1920s and 1930s
Psychology of Sport: 1940s to 1960s
Psychology of Sport: 1970s to 1990s
Current Status of the Field of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Professional Practice Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
The Short of it
What Can I Do With Sport and Exercise Psychology?
Academic Path
Professional Path
Other Paths Incorporating Sport and Exercise Psychology
The Short of It
Goals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Enhancing the Performance of Individual Athletes
Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Sport Consultation
Where Does Mental Training Occur?
What Mental Training Skills Are Taught to Athletes?
Research Support for Teaching Mental Skills to Athletes
Who Provides Performance-Enhancement Services to Athletes?
The Short of It
Enhancing the Performance of Teams
Overview of Team Building
Where Does Team Building Occur?
What Team-Building Activities Are Taught to Athletes?
Research Support for Teaching Team Building
Who Provides Team-Building Services to Athletes?
The Short of It
Creating a Positive Sport Environment: Leadership, Motivation, and Communication
Importance of Creating a Positive Sport Environment
Where Do Coaches Learn to Create a Positive Environment?
What Methods Do Consultants Teach to Coaches?
Research Support for Providing a Positive Sport Environment
Who Provides Consulting on Positive Sport Environments?
The Short of It
Assessing Athletes' Mental Skills
Overview of Assessment for Sport Organizations and Teams
Where Do Assessments Occur?
How Is Assessment Used in Sport Psychology?
Issues in Psychological Testing
Research Support for Using Assessments With Athletes
Who Provides Psychological Testing Services?
The Short of It
Caring for Athletes: General Well-Being and Recovery From Injury
What Is Psychology of Rehabilitation From Athletic Injury?
How Do Athletes Respond to Injury?
Referrals to Sport Psychologists
What Interventions Are Provided to Injured Athletes?
Research Support for Injury Counseling
Who Provides Sport Psychology and Counseling Services to Injured Athletes?
What Are the Unique Developmental Concerns of Athletes?
Where Are Personal Development Services Provided and Who Provides Them?
Research Support for Personal Development Services
The Short of It
Helping Athletes With Mental Health Issues: A Clinical Approach
What Is Clinical Sport Psychology?
Responsibilities of a Clinical or Counseling Sport Psychologist
Where Does Clinical Sport Psychology Take Place?
What Occurs in Clinical Sport Psychology?
Mental Health Issues Treated by Clinical Sport Psychologists
Research Support for Clinical Sport Psychology Services
Who Provides Clinical Sport Psychology Services?
The Short of It
Using Psychology to Encourage Involvement in Exercise and Fitness
What Is Exercise Psychology?
Where Does Exercise Psychology Take Place?
What Services Are Provided in Exercise Psychology?
What Interventions Are Used in the Exercise Process?
Research Support for Exercise Psychology Services
Who Provides Exercise Psychology Services?
The Short of It
Epilogue: The Future of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Learn More About Sport and Exercise Psychology
Implementing Sport and Exercise Psychology in the Real World
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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