Social Psychology in Sport

ISBN-10: 0736057803

ISBN-13: 9780736057806

Edition: 2007

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Aimed as a course text at the undergraduate level, this is a sport psychology book that offers a comprehensive treatment of social psychology as it pertains to sport settings. It contains 20 chapters, divided into five parts. Each chapter features a summary which emphasises key points and a discussion to engage the class.
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 9/18/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.09" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

DAVID LAVALLEE Head of the Department of Sport and Exercise at Aberystwyth, University of Wales, UK. His principal areas of interest include self identity and coping processes in sport and exercise, psychology of sport injury, retirement from sport, athlete and coach burnout and eating disorders in sport. JOHN KREMER Reader in Applied Social Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is Module Co-ordinator fornbsp;Social and Applied Psychologynbsp;and Sport and Exercise Psychology. His research interests include: equality and diversity at work and sport and exercise psychologynbsp;nbsp; AIDAN MORAN Professornbsp;of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Psychology at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He has published extensively in cognitive psychology (mental imagery, eye-tracking) and sport psychology (mental practice, concentration) and is particularly interested in the use of psychological techniques to improve people's concentration skills and performance. A consultant to many of Ireland's leading professional sports performers and teams, he is a former Official Psychologist to the Irish Olympic Squad. MARK WILLIAMS Professor of Motor Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University, UK,nbsp;and Visiting Research Associate at Florida State University, USA. Professor Williams' current research concentrates on 'the medical decision-making skill in healthcare and medicine'.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Relationships in Sport
Understanding the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Coach-Athlete Relationship Defined
Importance of Studying Coach-Athlete Relationships
Recent Conceptualizations of the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Integrated Research Model
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Interdependence Analysis and the 3+1Cs in the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Interdependence Theory: Essential Elements in Dyadic Relationships
3+1Cs Conceptualization of the Coach-Athlete Relationship
3+1Cs Model and Interdependence Theory
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Interpersonal Communication and Conflict in the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Communication
Conflict
Relationship Between Communication and Conflict
Relational Expertise
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Youth Peer Relationships in Sport
Defining Peer Relationships
Guiding Theoretical Frameworks
Why Study Peer Relationships in Sport?
Research on Sport-Based Peer Relationships
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Coach Leadership and Group Dynamics
Multidimensional Model of Coach Leadership
Historical Perspectives
Overview of the Multidimensional Model of Leadership
Research Associated With the MML
Evaluation of the Research to Date
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Social-Cognitive Approach to Coaching Behaviors
Leadership Research in Youth Sport Settings
Initial Mediational Model
Expanded Mediational Model and Research Implications
Development and Evaluation of Coach Effectiveness Training
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Team Cohesion: Nature, Correlates, and Development
Conceptual Model for Team Cohesion
Relationship of Team Cohesion to Team Success
Correlates of Cohesion
Benefits and Liabilities of Cohesion
Nature of Team Building
Team Building for Cohesion in Sport
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
All the World's a Stage: Impact of an Audience on Sport Performers
Historical Overview of Theory and Research
How Do Athletes Respond to an Audience?
Positive and Negative Effects of Audiences on Athlete Performance
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Motivational Climate
Coach-Created Motivational Climate
Basic Tenets and Constructs of Achievement Goal Frameworks
Research on the Coach-Created Motivational Climate
Conceptual Issues and Measurement Challenges
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Parent-Created Motivational Climate
Achievement Goal Theory
Parent Motivation in Educational Settings
Parent-Created Motivational Climate in Sport and Physical Activity Settings
Related Findings on Parent Achievement Motivation
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Peer-Created Motivational Climate
Achievement Goal Theory and Motivational Climate
Qualitative Investigation of the Peer-Created Motivational Climate
Measurement of the Peer-Created Motivational Climate
Peer-Created Motivational Climate and Indices of Motivation
Age and Gender Differences in Perceptions of the Peer-Created Motivational Climate
Between-Group Variations in Perceptions of the Peer-Created Motivational Climate
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Key Social and Cognitive Processes in Sport
Physical Self-Concept and Sport
Critical Issues in Self-Concept Research
Self-Description Questionnaires
Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ)
Elite Athlete Self-Description Questionnaire
Causal Ordering of Self-Concept and Performance
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Efficacy Beliefs Within Relational and Group Contexts in Sport
Role Efficacy Within Sport Teams
Collective Efficacy Within Sport Teams
Coaching Efficacy in Sport
Additional Forms of Relational Efficacy in Sport
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Person Perception and Sport Performance
Approaches to Person Perception
Research on Person Perception in Sport
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Self-Handicapping in Sport: A Self-Presentation Strategy
Self-Presentation
Self-Handicapping in Sport
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
The Athlete in the Wider Sport Environment
Influence of Social Support on Athletes
What Is Social Support?
Principal Theoretical Frameworks
Social Support in Sport
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Parenting and Career Transitions of Elite Athletes
Lifespan Perspective on the Athletic Career
Multistage Perspective on Parental Involvement
Stages of Parental Involvement
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Passion for Sport in Athletes
Theory and Research on Passion
Research on Passion in Sport
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Morality in Sport
Theories of Morality
Morality Research in Sport
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Cross-Cultural Issues in Sport Psychology Research
Historical Overview of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Sport
Basic Definitions
Popular Frameworks for Cross-Cultural Psychology
Goals of Cross-Cultural Research
Methodological Issues
Future Research
Practical Implications
Summary
Afterword
References
Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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