Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise

Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise

by Diane Gill
     
 

Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition is extensively revised to reflect the tremendous growth of the sport and exercise psychology field since 1986, when the first edition was released. Internationally renowned sport psychologist Diane Gill presents a text combining comprehensive theory and research-based

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Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition is extensively revised to reflect the tremendous growth of the sport and exercise psychology field since 1986, when the first edition was released. Internationally renowned sport psychologist Diane Gill presents a text combining comprehensive theory and research-based coverage of social, health, and applied sport and exercise psychology. This book will provide students with a current overview of the field, and it will provide researchers and practitioners with a solid foundation for further study or research.

This advanced edition features new chapters focusing on approaches to knowledge, goal setting, stress management, and psychological skills training, plus updated material on personality, self-perceptions, motivations, social relations, and group dynamics. Additional highlights include an up-to-date synthesis of exciting advances in the field and a more in-depth overview of the subject than its predecessor. Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition features a fresh design with more art and photos as well as features to optimize student learning, including chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, key points, review questions, and key references--an annotated list of recommended readings.

Part I, provides a framework for the psychological dynamics of sport and exercise. The focus and scope, historical roots, and varying approaches to sport and exercise psychology are explored.
Part II, focuses on individual characteristics that influence behavior by examining literature on personality and sport-specific psychological skills as well as individual differences in attention and cognitive styles and self-perceptions.
Part III, examines motivational processes in sport and exercise by covering major theories and current research on achievement, competitiveness, competitive anxiety, and emotion.
Part IV, places the emphasis on practical application and examines research and practical guidelines related to psychological skills training interventions for individuals in sport and exercise settings.
Part V, emphasizes social influences on behavior in sport and exercise settings by exploring interpersonal relations and group processes.

Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition is an excellent text and outstanding reference. Comprehensive, revised, and expanded, it's a must-have for a complete, succinct overview of sport and exercise psychology.

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In this update of the 1986 edition (, Human Kinetics), Gill (educational sports science, U. of North Carolina, Greensboro) overviews the theoretical and research foundations of the fast-paced field of applied sport and exercise psychology. New chapters treat approaches to knowledge, goal- setting, stress management, and psychological skills training. Revised material is presented on personality, motivation, and group dynamics. Includes review questions and recommended reading. Appends a sports competition anxiety test, and a progressive relaxation exercise. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873229562
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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