Applied Sport Psychology is a comprehensive and practical guide to strategies and techniques designed to help future coaches and sport psychologists cultivate peak performance through recent advances in sport psychology. The text's five-part organization focuses on motivation and leadership, communication, mental training, program implementation, and current issues. Contributing authors are experts in their topic, and each chapter has been written specifically for this collection.
Jean M. Williams, William F. Straub, Sport Psychology: Past, Present, FuturePART I. LEARNING, MOTIVATION, AND EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP Mark G. Fischman, Joseph B. Oxendine, Motor Skill Learning for Effective Coaching and Performance / Ronald E. Smith, Positive Reinforcement, Performance Feedback, and Performance Enhancement of Control / Joan L. Duda, Darren C. Treasure, Toward Optimal Motivation in Sport: Fostering Athletes Competence and Sense of Control / Thelma Sternberg Horn, Curt Lox, Francisco Labrador, The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Theory: When Coaches' Expectations Become Reality / Mimi C. Murray, Betty L. Mann, Leadership Effectiveness / P. Chelladurai, Galen Trail, Styles of Decision Making in Coaching PART II. SOCIAL INTERACTIONS (and more...)