Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology / Edition 1

Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology / Edition 1

by Daniel Smith

ISBN-10: 0736057676

ISBN-13: 2900736057676

Pub. Date: 04/24/2007

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

For the first time, the most influential readings in the field of sport and exercise psychology are compiled here in one volume. Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology contains the most exciting, innovative, and diverse theoretical orientations and research perspectives generated in the first hundred years of this growing field. In this book,…  See more details below


For the first time, the most influential readings in the field of sport and exercise psychology are compiled here in one volume. Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology contains the most exciting, innovative, and diverse theoretical orientations and research perspectives generated in the first hundred years of this growing field. In this book, readers will find abridged versions of 50 readings that provide a concise reference to the history, growth, development, and future directions of the field.

The book is written by an all-star cast of sport psychologists-all leading professionals from around the world who have been included in a variety of literature reviews and used as references in numerous sport psychology lectures. From the first research article in the field by Norman Triplett in 1898 to papers regarding the more recent challenges of professional practice in the field, the selections in this compilation are the backbone of sport and exercise psychology. Readers will learn about the development and application of commonly used instruments, such as the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-II, the Group Environment Questionnaire, and the Sport Imagery Questionnaire. This book contains one of Coleman Griffith's influential early writings, Rainer Martens' explorations of science and practice, Ken Ravizza's pioneering work on peak experience, and Robin Vealey's investigation of psychological skills training. These readings are only a few examples of the depth and richness of the content contained in this single volume.

The field couldn't be more ready for this first-ever compilation of key readings. The diverse selection of writings is a sign of thefield's maturity, and each reading provides valuable context to the progress of exercise and sport psychology. Professionals interested in the development of the subdiscipline will find this text to be an excellent single-volume reference of the important primary research documenting the evolution of the field.

Anyone with a passion for sport psychology will benefit from this groundbreaking text. Sport psychology students will gain a solid background for future studies by reviewing proven primary research from the field's biggest names and gain an understanding of how various lines of study have evolved. Experienced scholars and practitioners will enjoy the convenience of having seminal articles all in one essential reference. Instructors will save time by using this inclusive single volume rather than searching for key articles individually.

The 50 essential readings in the landmark text are organized in a logical structure that mirrors the path of many texts in the field. Introductions to each part and article orient the reader to the topic being discussed. Part I establishes the historical foundation of sport and exercise psychology. Part II addresses personal factors that affect our understanding of sport and exercise behavior. Part III focuses on environmental and situational factors that affect athletic behavior. Part IV emphasizes the importance of understanding group processes. Part V examines various concepts associated with performance enhancement. Part VI explores the influence psychological factors have on exercise, health, and wellness. Part VII studies how psychological development, growth, and well-being occur and may be facilitated as consequences of sport and exercise participation. The final section, part VIII, examines professional issues critical to any developing academic organization.

Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology highlights the creativity and growth in the field and shows how the field will continue to evolve by viewing these readings as the building blocks for a brighter future. There is no better text for understanding the dynamic field of sport and exercise psychology and why it has matured so dramatically and quickly.

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Part I: Understanding the Historical Foundations

1. The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition
Norman Triplett
2. The Relation of Strength of Stimulus to Rapidity of Habit Formation
Robert M. Yerkes and John D. Dodson
3. Getting Ready to Coach
Coleman Griffith
4. America's First Sport Psychologist
Walter Kroll and Guy Lewis
5. About Smocks and Jocks
Rainer Martens

Part II: Understanding Individual Differences Among Sport Participants

6. The Trait Psychology Controversy
William P. Morgan
7. Emotions and Athletic Performance: Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning Model
Yuri L. Hanin
8. A Multidimensional Theory of Competitive State Anxiety
Rainer Martens, Damon Burton, Robin S. Vealey, Linda A. Bump, and Daniel E. Smith
9. Motivation in Sport Settings: A Goal Perspective Approach
Joan L. Duda
10. Does the Iceberg Profile Discriminate Between Successful and Less Successful Athletes? A Meta-Analysis
Allan J. Rowley, Daniel M. Landers, L. Blaine Kyllo, and Jennifer L. Etnier
11. Personality and Intellectual Capabilities in Sport Psychology
Gershon Tenenbaum and Michael Bar-Eli

Part III: Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments

12. Peak Experiences in Sport
Kenneth Ravizza
13. Cooperative Games: Systematic Analysis and Cooperative Impact
Terry Orlick, Jane McNally, and Tom O'Hara
14. Behavioral Research and Intervention in Youth Sports
Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll
15. FactorsInfluencing the Occurrence of Flow State in Elite Athletes
Susan A. Jackson
16. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Sport: Toward a Hierarchical Model
Robert J. Vallerand and Stéphane Perrault

Part IV: Understanding Group Processes

17. Team Performance Outcome and the Cohesiveness of Competitive Coacting Groups
Daniel M. Landers and Günther Lüschen
18. Cohesiveness and Performance in Sport Groups
Diane L. Gill
19. Dimensions of Leader Behavior in Sports: Development of a Leadership Scale
P. Chelladurai and S.D. Saleh
20. The Development of an Instrument to Assess Cohesion in Sport Teams: The Group Environment Questionnaire
A.V. Carron, W. N. Widmeyer, and L.R. Brawley
21. Building Bridges for Disengagement: The Transition Process for Individuals and Teams
Steven J. Danish, Susanna S. Owens, Scott L. Green, and John P. Brunelle

Part V: Enhancing Performance

22. The Arousal-Performance Relationship Revisited
Daniel M. Landers
23. The Effects of Mental Practice on Motor Skill Learning and Performance: A Meta-Analysis
Deborah L. Feltz and Daniel M. Landers
24. The Application of Sport Psychology for Performance Optimization
Daniel Gould and Robert C. Eklund
25. Mental Training With Children for Sport and Life
Terry Orlick and Nadeane McCaffrey
26. The Coleman Roberts Griffith Address: Three Myths About Applied Consultancy Work
Lew Hardy
27. Imagery Use by Athletes: Development of the Sport Imagery Questionnaire
Craig R. Hall, Diane E. Mack, Allan Paivio, and Heather A. Hausenblas
28. Reliability and Validity of the Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Inventory Concentration Scales
Robert M. Nideffer
29. Self-Confidence and Sports Performance
Deborah L. Feltz
30. Future Directions in Psychological Skills Training
Robin S. Vealey
31. Effect of Goal Difficulty, Goal Specificity and Duration of Practice Time Intervals on Muscular Endurance Performance
Michael Bar-Eli, Gershon Tenenbaum, Joan S. Pie, Yaacov Btesh, and Asher Almog

Part VI: Enhancing Health and Well-Being

32. Toward a Cognitive-Affective Model of Athletic Burnout
Ronald E. Smith
33. A Model of Stress and Athletic Injury: Prediction and Prevention
Mark B. Andersen and Jean M. Williams
34. Historical and Conceptual Roots of Exercise Psychology
W. Jack Rejeski and Amy Thompson
35. Increasing Physical Activity: A Quantitative Synthesis
Rod K. Dishman and Janet Buckworth
36. Psychological Effects of Endogenous Testosterone and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
Michael S. Bahrke
37. Social Influence and Exercise: A Meta-Analysis
Albert V. Carron, Heather A. Hausenblas, and Diane E. Mack
38. Exercise Motivation Across the Life Span
Stuart J.H. Biddle

Part VII: Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development

39. Coach Effectiveness Training: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Enhancing Relationship Skills in Youth Sport Coaches
Ronald E. Smith, Frank L. Smoll, and Bill Curtis
40. Understanding Attrition in Children's Sport
Daniel Gould
41. Sport as a Context for Developing Competence
Steven J. Danish, Albert J. Petitpas, and Bruce D. Hale
42. Can Sports Build Character?
David Light Shields and Brenda Light Bredemeier
43. Toward a Multidimensional Definition of Sportsmanship
Robert J. Vallerand, Paul Deshaies, Jean-Pierre Cuerrier, Nathalie M. Briere, and Luc G. Pelletier
44. "That's What Friends Are For": Children's and Teenagers' Perceptions of Peer Relationships in the Sport Domain
Maureen R. Weiss, Alan L. Smith, Marc Theeboom

Part VIII: Understanding Professional Issues

45. Science, Knowledge, and Sport Psychology
Rainer Martens
46. Critical Issues Confronting the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
John M. Silva III, David E. Conroy, and Samuel J. Zizzi
47. Applied Sport Psychology: Issues and Challenges
Robert S. Weinberg
48. The Coleman Roberts Griffith Address: Toward the Integration of Theory, Research, and Practice in Sport Psychology
Albert V. Carron
49. Ethical Beliefs and Behaviors in Applied Sport Psychology: The AAASP Ethics Survey
Albert J. Petitpas, Britton W. Brewer, Patricia M. Rivera, and Judy L. Van Raalte
50. Certification in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Samuel Zizzi, Leonard Zaichkowsky, and Frank M. Perna

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