Sport Psychology Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0078022479

ISBN-13: 9780078022470

Edition: 7th 2012

Authors: Richard H. Cox

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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.
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Book details

List price: $140.50
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

Richard Cox is the recently-retired President of the Forest Institute (a graduate school of professional psychology, which includes an intergenerational living community) in Springfield, MO. A man of many talents, Cox holds doctorates in psychology, medicine, and theology. He has authored numerous professional and popular papers, articles, as well as contributing to several professional books. Dr. Cox has spoken internationally and has served as keynoter at several national conferences-- especially in the area of human services as they apply to medicine, pyschology and religion. Among his other talents, Richard is a trumpet virtuoso and is recognized by the International Trumpet Guild and the National Trumpet Competition. He resides with wife Betty in Springfield, MO.

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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