Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology w/Web Study Guide-5th Edition / Edition 5

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology w/Web Study Guide-5th Edition / Edition 5

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by Robert Weinberg, Daniel Gould

ISBN-10: 0736083235

ISBN-13: 9780736083232

Pub. Date: 11/15/2010

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

The latest edition of the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field. Written by internationally respected authors, it provides students and new practitioners with a

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The latest edition of the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field. Written by internationally respected authors, it provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

A supreme effort has been made to meet the increasing needs of professors, practitioners, and students. To further improve the total learning experience, the fifth edition features the following:

• A streamlined online study guide that provides an interactive learning experience for students

• A new full-color format that visually engages students in the information

• An emphasis on the educational journey that students take through the field of sport and exercise psychology, helping them envision where they can be most successful in the field

• Thoroughly updated material that reflects the latest research and practice to keep readers aware of recent findings and hot topics in the field

• New sidebars with contemporary practical examples, case studies, and anecdotes to help students understand various theories and concepts

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, provides students with a unique learning experience, taking them on a journey through the origins and goals, key concepts, research development, and career options available in the field. The book contains seven parts that may be studied in any sequence. Part I introduces students to the field, detailing its history, current status, and the various roles of sport and exercise psychologists. Part II focuses on personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. In part III, the authors focus on two major classes of situational factors that influence behavior: competition and cooperation, and feedback and reinforcement. Part IV focuses on group interaction and processes, while part V discusses how psychological techniques may be used to help people perform more effectively. Part VI addresses the various roles psychological factors play in health and exercise. The final section, part VII, deals with topics of psychological development and well-being that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology, including children’s psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts.

The online study guide allows the subject of sport psychology to come alive to its users. The study guide works directly with the text; mentions of the study guide appear throughout each chapter to encourage students to apply knowledge gained from the text. This online study guide features several individual and small-group learning activities that may be completed electronically and saved as an .rtf file. This new format allows instructors to choose whether they would like students to complete the activities for personal use, print and hand them in as assignments, or submit them for assessment as an e-mail attachment or through a learning management system. The study guide activities require students to do the following:

• Use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills

• Determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays)

• Review and design research studies and experiments

• Search the Internet for relevant information

• Apply and test their understanding of principles and concepts of sport and exercise psychology

Audio and video clips—some with associated activities—offer considerable insight on the issues discussed in the text. The audio clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing key course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers. Students will hear from experts such as Diane Gill, Rainer Martens, Robin Vealey, and other pioneers in the field. The video clips provide students with a realistic look at how sport psychology consultants interact and communicate with athletes to improve athletic experiences, allowing students to peer into the real world of a practicing sport psychology consultant. Both the audio and video clips help students understand the research and practice of sport psychology in today’s society.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, also supplies in-depth learning aids to help students think more critically about applying the material. These aids include chapter objectives and summaries, informative sidebars, key terms, key points, and discussion questions in each chapter. The enhanced design, artwork, and photos will also help make the material more interesting and accessible to readers.

Updated ancillary materials, including an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package, are available online for instructors.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, is a powerful learning tool for understanding human behavior in sport and exercise settings. This fifth edition continues to ensure that future researchers and practitioners in the field are well equipped and enthused about the possibilities and challenges they will encounter.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Beginning Your Journey

Chapter 1. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Defining Sport and Exercise Psychology

Specializing in Sport Psychology

Distinguishing Between Two Specialties

Reviewing the History of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Focusing on Sport and Exercise Psychology Around the World

Bridging Science and Practice

Choosing From Many Sport and Exercise Psychology Orientations

Understanding Present and Future Trends

Learning Aids

Part II. Learning About Participants

Chapter 2. Personality and Sport

Defining Personality

Understanding Personality Structure

Studying Personality from Five Viewpoints

Measuring Personality

Using Psychological Measures

Focusing on Personality Research

Examining Cognitive Strategies and Success

Identifying Your Role in Understanding Personality

Learning Aids

Chapter 3. Motivation

Defining Motivation

Reviewing Three Approaches to Motivation

Building Motivation With Five Guidelines

Developing a Realistic View of Motivation

Understanding Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness

Identifying Four Theories of Achievement Motivation

Developing Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness

Using Achievement Motivation in Professional Practice

Learning Aids

Chapter 4. Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety

Defining Arousal and Anxiety

Measuring Arousal and Anxiety

Defining Stress and Understanding the Stress Process

Identifying Sources of Stress and Anxiety

Connecting Arousal and Anxiety to Performance

Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice

Learning Aids

Part III. Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments

Chapter 5. Competition and Cooperation

Defining Competition and Cooperation

Viewing Competition As a Process

Reviewing Studies of Competition and Cooperation

Determining Whether Competition Is Good or Bad

Enhancing Cooperation

Learning Aids

Chapter 6. Feedback, Reinforcement, and Intrinsic Motivation

Principles of Reinforcement

Approaches to Influencing Behavior

Guidelines for Using Positive Reinforcement

Guidelines for Using Punishment

Behavior Modification in Sport

Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Rewards

Cognitive Evaluation Theory

How Extrinsic Rewards Affect Intrinsic Motivation in Sport

Strategies for Increasing Intrinsic Motivation

Flow—A Special Case of Intrinsic Motivation

Learning Aids

Part IV. Focusing on Group Processes

Chapter 7. Group and Team Dynamics

Recognizing the Difference Between Groups and Teams

Identifying Three Theories of Group Development

Understanding Group Structure

Creating an Effective Team Climate

Maximizing Individual Performance in Team Sports

Learning Aids

Chapter 8. Group Cohesion

Definition of Cohesion

Conceptual Model of Cohesion

Tools for Measuring Cohesion

Relationship Between Cohesion and Performance

Other Factors Associated With Cohesion

Strategies for Enhancing Cohesion

Guidelines for Building Team Cohesion

Learning Aids

Chapter 9. Leadership

Definition of Leadership

Approaches to Studying Leadership

Sport-Oriented Interactional Approaches to Leadership

Research on the Multidimensional Model of Sport Leadership

Four Components of Effective Leadership

The Art of Leadership

Learning Aids

Chapter 10. Communication

Understanding the Communication Process

Sending Messages Effectively

Receiving Messages Effectively

Recognizing Breakdowns in Communication

Improving Communication

Dealing With Confrontation

Delivering Constructive Criticism

Learning Aids

Part V. Improving Performance

Chapter 11. Introduction to Psychological Skills Training

What Psychological Skills Training Entails

Why PST Is Important

Why Sport and Exercise Participants Neglect PST

Myths About PST

PST Knowledge Base

PST Effectiveness

Three Phases of PST Programs

Self-Regulation: The Ultimate Goal of PST

Who Should Conduct PST Programs

When to Implement a PST Program

PST Program Development

Common Problems in Implementing PST Programs

Learning Aids

Chapter 12. Arousal Regulation

Increasing Self-Awareness of Arousal

Using Anxiety Reduction Techniques

Exploring the Matching Hypothesis

Coping With Adversity

Using Arousal-Inducing Techniques

Learning Aids

Chapter 13. Imagery

What Imagery Is

Evidence of Imagery’s Effectiveness

Imagery in Sport: Where, What, When, and Why

How Imagery Works

Uses of Imagery

Keys to Effective Imagery

How to Develop an Imagery Training Program

When to Use Imagery

Learning Aids

Chapter 14. Self-Confidence

Defining Self-Confidence

Understanding How Expectations Influence Performance

Examining Self-Efficacy Theory

Assessing Self-Confidence

Building Self-Confidence

Learning Aids

Chapter 15. Goal Setting

Definition of Goals

Effectiveness of Goal Setting

Principles of Goal Setting

Development of Group Goals

Design of a Goal-Setting System

Common Problems in Goal Setting

Learning Aids

Chapter 16. Concentration

Defining Concentration

Explaining Attentional Focus: Three Processes

Connecting Concentration to Optimal Performance

Identifying Types of Attentional Focus

Recognizing Attentional Problems

Using Self-Talk to Enhance Concentration

Assessing Attentional Skills

Improving Concentration

Learning Aids

Part VI. Enhancing Health and Well-Being

Chapter 17. Exercise and Psychological Well-Being

Reducing Anxiety and Depression With Exercise

Enhancing Mood With Exercise

Understanding Exercise’s Effect on Psychological Well-Being

Changing Personality and Cognitive Functioning With Exercise

Enhancing Quality of Life With Exercise

Examining the Runner’s High

Using Exercise As an Adjunct to Therapy

Learning Aids

Chapter 18. Exercise Behavior and Adherence

Reasons to Exercise

Reasons for Not Exercising

Problem of Exercise Adherence

Theories and Models of Exercise Behavior

Determinants of Exercise Adherence

Settings for Exercise Interventions

Strategies for Enhancing Adherence to Exercise

Guidelines for Improving Exercise Adherence

Learning Aids

Chapter 19. Athletic Injuries and Psychology

How Injuries Happen

Relationship Between Stress and Injury

Psychological Reactions to Exercise and Athletic Injuries

Role of Sport Psychology in Injury Rehabilitation

Identify Athletes and Exercisers Who Are at Risk for Injury

Learning Aids

Chapter 20. Addictive and Unhealthy Behaviors

Eating Disorders

Substance Abuse

Addiction to Exercise

Compulsive Gambling: An Odds-On Favorite for Trouble

Learning Aids

Chapter 21. Burnout and Overtraining

Definitions of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout

Frequency of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout

Models of Burnout

Factors Leading to Athlete Overtraining and Burnout

Symptoms of Overtraining and Burnout

Ways to Measure Burnout

Burnout in Sport Professionals

Treatment and Prevention of Burnout

Learning Aids

Part VII. Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development

Chapter 22. Children and Sport Psychology

Importance of Studying the Psychology of Young Athletes

Children’s Reasons for Participation and Nonparticipation

Role of Friends in Youth Sport

Stress and Burnout in Children’s Competitive Sport

Effective Coaching Practices for Young Athletes

Role of Parents

Learning Aids

Chapter 23. Aggression in Sport

Defining Aggression

Understanding the Causes of Aggression

Examining Aggression in Sport: Special Considerations

Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice

Learning Aids

Chapter 24. Character Development and Good Sporting Behavior

Defining Character, Fair Play, and Good Sporting Behavior

Developing Character and Good Sporting Behavior: Three Approaches

Examining Moral Development Research

Understanding the Connection Between Moral Reasoning and Moral Behavior

Studying the Connection Between Character Development and Physical Activity

Guiding Practice in Character Development

Learning Aids

Continuing Your Journey

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PysD More than 1 year ago
I already paid for the book.  I am having troubling accessing the code for the online section.  It's also asking me to repay for the same outdated book again.  Why does this version of the service has to be so difficult.  What is going on with the publisher that they don't want to free up the ebook portion upon purchase?