Inside Sport Psychology

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With Inside Sport Psychology, you’ll discover the relationship between mind, body, and performance. Learn about the techniques that have proven successful for today’s top athletes and teams and how you can adapt and apply them in both training and competition.

In this essential guide, renowned sport psychologists Costas Karageorghis and Peter Terry explain how to elevate performance through the application of evidence-based strategies and techniques such as these

Goal setting

Reward strategies



Managing anxiety

Improving motivation and performance with the use of music

Inside Sport Psychology explains psychological principles associated with over 20 sports, including soccer, rugby, tennis, golf, shooting, and track and field. You’ll also find tips for managing mood fluctuations, developing confidence, and maintaining consistent performance at every level of competition.

With Inside Sport Psychology, you’ll go from competitor to champion!

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kristina Diane Hall, BS, MS (Duke University)
Description: This book discusses the additional mental tools athletes need to be successful in their sport when the playing field is equal physically. Motivation, self confidence, dealing with anxiety, attaining and remaining concentrated to keep a competitive edge are all illustrated.
Purpose: The aim of this book is to provide athletes, coaches, and team managers with a structured and theoretically grounded approach to developing the psychological aspects of training and competition. This book is good for setting the basis for preparing athletes mentally, not only during practices and training, but also for competition.
Audience: The book is aimed at athletes, coaches, and team managers, according to the author. Anyone who deals with athletes could benefit from reading it.
Features: The book addresses the mental groundwork that athletes must do to achieve success at a higher level. Motivation is a big factor for athletes and this book addresses this topic thoroughly. The strategies discussed throughout the book may be elementary or merely groundwork for elite athletes with previous mental coaching as a part of their training, but there are some different strategies and theories presented that could result in a higher level of success for elite athletes.
Assessment: This is a useful tool for training athletes mentally for practices and competitions. The illustrations, applications, and examples made me pause to reflect on the many ways to apply these tools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736033299
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/31/2010
  • Pages: 235
  • Sales rank: 352,362
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Costas Karageorghis is internationally recognized for his research on the psychophysical and ergogenic effects of music. He is the author of 40 peer-reviewed and 80 professional articles in sport and exercise psychology. Karageorghis has also made 60 conference presentations nationally and internationally for which he has won several awards. His work has been featured in newspapers around the world, including the Times (London), Independent, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Sydney Morning Herald.

Karageorghis is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a double-accredited member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Since May 2007 he has been head coach of the Great Britain student athletics team.

Peter Terry is a registered psychologist who has held professorial positions in the United Kingdom and Australia. As an internationally recognized sport psychologist, he has been a consultant at almost 100 major international events, including 8 Olympic Games, 18 World Championships, 30 World Cup competitions, and 9 Wimbledon Championships.

Terry has authored three books on sport psychology and more than 150 scholarly articles. He has served two terms as president of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Sport Psychologists and sits on the managing council of the Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology. He has also been a member of the British Olympic Association’s psychology advisory board, a long-time advisor to the Women’s Tennis Association, and psychology coordinator for the Queensland Academy of Sport. He is a fellow of both the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Australian Psychological Society.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sport Psychology Applications

Chapter 2: The Secrets of Motivation

Chapter 3: Boosting Self-Confidence

Chapter 4: Anxiety: Friend or Foe?

Chapter 5: Mood and Emotions

Chapter 6: Master of Concentration

Chapter 7: Visualization and Self-Hypnosis

Chapter 8: The Power of Sound

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great read for any athlete or coach!

    In working with atheltes, I found this book helpful, informational and easy to use as a reference guide. I would recommend this book to any coach, athlete or educator!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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