Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes / Edition 1

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How do group members influence each other's behaviour in sport and exercise settings?

Can a better understanding of group dynamics raise individual and team athletic performance or improve the outcomes of exercise interventions?

Much human behaviour in sport and exercise settings is embedded within groups where individuals' cognitions, emotions, and behaviours influence and are influenced by other group members. Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes explores the unique psychological dynamics that emerge in sport and exercise groups. It provides a clear and thorough guide to contemporary theory and research. Recommendations are also presented to inform applied psychology 'best practice'.

Drawing together the expertise of international specialists from sport and exercise psychology, the text covers core themes as well as emerging issues in group dynamics.

The text is organised into four sections:

Part1: The Self in Groups

Part2: Leaders in Groups

Part3: Group Environment

Part4: Motivation in Groups

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes will be of interest to psychology, kinesiology, sport and exercise science students and researchers, as well as consultants and coaches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415426640
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/24/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Beauchamp is Assistant Professor at the School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Canada. His research primarily focuses on the social psychology of Group Dynamics in sport and exercise contexts.

Mark Eys is Associate Professor in at the School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University, Canada. His research has focussed on the sources and consequences of understanding role responsibilities in a team or group environment as well as issues related to group cohesion in both sport and exercise.

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Table of Contents

Biographies vii

Preface xv

Part I The self in groups 1

1 Emotional intelligence: a framework for examining emotions in sport and exercise groups Amy E. Latimer Tara A. Rench Marc A. Brackett 3

2 Personality processes and intra-group dynamics in sport teams Mark R. Beauchamp Ben Jackson David Lavallee 25

Part II Leadership in groups 43

3 Transformational leadership in sport Colette Hoption John Phelan Julian Barling 45

4 Coach-athlete relationships ignite sense of groupness Sophia Jowett 63

5 Proxy agency in physical activity Steven R. Bray Christopher A. Shields 79

Part III Group environment 97

6 Role perceptions in sport groups Mark A. Eys Robert J. Schinke Sarah M. Jeffery 99

7 Group cohesion in sport and exercise: past, present and future Albert V. Carron Kim M. Shapcott Shauna M. Burke 117

8 Group integration interventions in exercise: theory, practice and future directions Paul A. Estabrooks 141

9 Gendered social dynamics in sport Vikki Krane 159

Part IV Motivation in groups 177

10 Self-determined motivation in sport and exercise groups Martyn Standage Robert J. Vallerand 179

11 Group functioning through optimal achievement goals Chris Harwood Mark R. Beauchamp 201

12 Exploring new directions in collective efficacy and sport Graig W. Chow Deborah L. Feltz 221

Index 249

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