Sport and Exercise Psychology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

Sport and Exercise Psychology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Aidan Moran
     
 

Sport and exercise psychology is a rapidly expanding field both academically and professionally. Aidan Moran provides the first textbook to combine an explanation of the theoretical foundations of sport and exercise psychology with critical reviews of contemporary research and practical suggestions for relevant independent research projects. Arranged in four… See more details below

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Sport and exercise psychology is a rapidly expanding field both academically and professionally. Aidan Moran provides the first textbook to combine an explanation of the theoretical foundations of sport and exercise psychology with critical reviews of contemporary research and practical suggestions for relevant independent research projects. Arranged in four complementary parts, the book moves from a general discussion of the nature and role of sport psychology to explorations of individual, group and health factors affecting performance. Designed to encourage students to apply their psychological knowledge and critical thinking abilities, each chapter features a summary and boxed highlights containing questions to help students gain maximum understanding of the material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415168090
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/10/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of figures
Pt. 1Introducing sport and exercise psychology1
1Introducing sport and exercise psychology: discipline and profession3
Pt. 2Exploring athletic performance: Key constructs35
2Motivation and goal-setting in sport37
3"Psyching up" and "calming down": anxiety in sport69
4Staying focused in sport: concentration in sport performers101
5Using imagination in sport: mental imagery and mental practice in athletes131
6What lies beneath the surface? Investigating expertise in sport161
Pt. 3Team cohesion193
7Exploring team cohesion in sport: a critical perspective195
Pt. 4Exploring health, exercise and injury223
8Does a healthy body always lead to a healthy mind? Exploring exercise psychology225
9Helping athletes to cope with injury: from theory to practice253
Glossary281
References289
Author index323
Subject index333

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