Inside Sport Psychology

Inside Sport Psychology

by Costas Karageorghis
     
 

Inside Sport Psychology covers the most effective methods of enhancing sport performance and preparing mentally for competition, and it explains which techniques are most appropriate for certain situations in sport. It is an ideal resource for athletes and coaches wishing to incorporate modern psychological techniques into their everyday practice.

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Inside Sport Psychology covers the most effective methods of enhancing sport performance and preparing mentally for competition, and it explains which techniques are most appropriate for certain situations in sport. It is an ideal resource for athletes and coaches wishing to incorporate modern psychological techniques into their everyday practice.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736099486
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,180,007
File size:
5 MB

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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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