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Imagery in Sport

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ISBN-10: 0736037527

ISBN-13: 9780736037525

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tony Morris, Michael Spittle, Anthony P. Watt

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It has long been known that almost all elite athletes use imagery and that most sport psychologists apply imagery in working with athletes. But most material on the subject has been, to this point, relegated to single chapters in books, to journal articles, or to conference proceedings.Now Imagery in Sport addresses the breadth of what researchers and practitioners in sport psychology know about the topic, and it treats each issue in depth, considering current theories and research on imagery and its application in sport. The reference also addresses future directions in research and practice for imagery in sport. In doing so, Imagery in Sport provides the most comprehensive look at the…    
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Book details

List price: $97.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 7/5/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.65" long x 1.21" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Understanding Imagery in Sport
Introduction: The Power of Imagination
Power of Imagery
Challenges, Theory, and Research on Imagery
Definitions: What Is Imagery?
Definitions From Cognitive Psychology
Definitions From Sport Psychology
Working Definition of Sport Imagery
Operational Definitions of Imagery Ability and Imagery Use
Conceptualizations From Sport Psychology
Theories: How Does Imagery Work?
Early Theories of Mental Practice
Cognitive Theories of Imagery
Psychological State Explanations
Functional Equivalence and Neurophysiological Explanations
Investigating Imagery in Sport
Imagery-Ability and Imagery-Use Assessment
Components of Imagery Ability
Classification of Imagery-Ability and Imagery-Use Measures
Measures of Imagery Used in Sport Psychology
Evidence Related to the Construct Validation of Imagery Measurement
Imagery Research
Does Imagery Work?
Which Factors Influence the Effectiveness of Imagery?
How Much Imagery Is Enough?
Is Imagery Research in Its Own Little Dream World?
Imagery Perspectives
Definitions of Imagery Modality and Imagery Perspectives
Visual and Kinesthetic Imagery Research
Internal and External Imagery Research
Visual/Kinesthetic and Internal/External Imagery Research
Psychophysiological Research on Imagery
Psychophysiological Measures
Psychophysiological Research
Applying Imagery in Sport
Strategies for Applying Imagery
Overview of Imagery-Based Interventions
Key Components of an Imagery Training Program
Applied Example
Uses for Imagery
Uses of Imagery in the General Athletic Population
Uses of Imagery in Special Athletic Populations
Technical Aids to Imagery
Video Modeling and Imagery
Biofeedback and Imagery in Sport
Flotation and Imagery
Injury Rehabilitation and Imagery
Role of Imagery in Rehabilitation
Use of Imagery in Rehabilitation
Implications for Practice
Advancing Imagery in Sport
Exercise and Imagery
Theoretical Basis for Imagery Use in Exercise Settings
Research on Imagery and Exercise
Applications of Imagery in Exercise Settings
Future Directions in Research and Practice
Future Directions in Imagery Research
Future Directions in Imagery Practice
About the Authors
About the Contributing Authors