Key Concepts in Sport Psychology

ISBN-10: 1849200521
ISBN-13: 9781849200523
Edition: 2012
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 10/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This book provides a focused, accurate guide for students working within the dynamic field of sport psychology. The concise and authoritative entries have been selected by experienced teachers and researchers; each one defines, explains and develops a key topic in sport psychology acting as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is a stimulating and practical resource for students defined by the clarity of writing and relevant examples. Each concept gives the student: clear definitions up-to-date suggestions for further reading careful cross-referencing Easy to use and intelligently judged this book offers the modern student the basic materials, tools and guidance for planning essays and passing exams.

About the Authors
Foreword
Introducing Sport Psychology
The History of Sport Psychology
Practising Sport Psychology
Ethical Issues
Organisations, Sources and Resources
Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and Arousal
Measuring Stress and Anxiety
Pre-performance Routines
Choking Under Pressure
Coping Strategies
Motivation and Commitment
Sport Participation Motives
Burnout and Dropout
Goal Setting
Fear of Failure and Need to Achieve
Self-Determination Theory
Achievement Goal Theory
Self-Efficacy and Perceived Competence
Cognitive Processes in Sport
Mental Imagery
Mental Practice
Attention and Concentration
Positive Self-Talk and Thought Control
Mental Toughness
Social Psychology of Sport
Team Cohesion
Team Building
Causal Attribution
Social Facilitation and Social Loafing
Leadership and Effective Coaching
Home Advantage
Aggression
Fans and Spectators
Motor Skills
Motor Development
Expertise
Decision-Making
Practising Motor Skills
Analysis and Measurement of Motor Performance
Sport and Well-being
Gender Issues
Overtraining and Exercise Addiction
Injury and Retirement
Index

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