ISBN-10:
1849200521
ISBN-13:
9781849200523
Pub. Date:
11/09/2011
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Key Concepts in Sport Psychology / Edition 1

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology / Edition 1

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Overview

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology 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, and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849200523
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/09/2011
Series: SAGE Key Concepts series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr John Kremer is visiting researcher in Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast.

Aidan Moran is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University College, Dublin.

Graham Walker is Professor of Political History at Queen's University, Belfast.

Professor Cathy Craig is Head of the Psychology School at Queen's University, Belfast.

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Foreword x

1 Introducing Sport Psychology 1

1.1 The History of Sport Psychology 3

1.2 Practising Sport Psychology 8

1.3 Ethical Issues 13

1.4 Organisations, Sources and Resources 19

2 Anxiety and Stress 25

2.5 Anxiety and Arousal 27

2.6 Measuring Stress and Anxiety 32

2.7 Pre-performance Routines 37

2.8 Choking Under Pressure 42

2.9 Coping Strategies 48

3 Motivation and Commitment 55

3.10 Sport Participation Motives 57

3.11 Burnout and Dropout 62

3.12 Goal Setting 66

3.13 Fear of Failure and Need to Achieve 71

3.14 Self-Determination Theory 75

3.15 Achievement Goal Theory 80

3.16 Self-Efficacy and Perceived Competence 85

4 Cognitive Processes in Sport 91

4.17 Mental Imagery 93

4.18 Mental Practice 98

4.19 Attention and Concentration 103

4.20 Positive Self-Talk and Thought Control 108

4.21 Mental Toughness 113

5 Social Psychology of Sport 121

5.22 Team Cohesion 123

5.23 Team Building 128

5.24 Causal Attribution 132

5.25 Social Facilitation and Social Loafing 138

5.26 Leadership and Effective Coaching 143

5.27 Home Advantage 149

5.28 Aggression 154

5.29 Fans and Spectators 159

6 Motor Skills 165

6.30 Motor Development 167

6.31 Expertise 172

6.32 Decision-Making 178

6.33 Practising Motor Skills 183

6.34 Analysis and Measurement of Motor Performance 189

7 Sport and Well-being 195

7.35 Gender Issues 197

7.36 Overtraining and Exercise Addiction 203

7.37 Injury and Retirement 208

Index 215

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