The Sport Psychologist's Handbook: A Guide for Sport-Specific Performance Enhancement / Edition 1

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A practical handbook for sports psychologists that outlines the most effective interventions for athletes across a variety of sports.

  • A practical manual for the growing force of sports psychologists helping today's athletes to unprecedented levels of application and success
  • Offers specific guidance on the psychological assessment of athletes, uniquely presented in an accessible sport-by-sport format
  • Written by an experienced practicing sports psychologist and author, who draws on his own methods and experience in the field
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470863565
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 732
  • Sales rank: 1,279,369
  • Product dimensions: 6.67 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Joaquin Dosil is a professor at the University of Vigo in Northwest Spain and head of the doctoral course: "Current Perspectives of Physical Activity and Sport Psychology". His areas of research interest include peak performance in different sports, eating disorders in sport, cyberpsychology of sport, and referees' sport psychology. He is a foundation member and the current President of the Ibero-American Society of Sport Psychology (SIPD), as well as a member of the International Society of Sport psychology. He is on the editorial board for the two most important sport psychology journals in Spain, along with various sport science reviews. Dr Dosil is the Director of a sport psychology unit in Santiago de Compostela, where he attends athletes and sport teams from various modalities and levels. In particular he works with many Olympic athletes, golfers, world-leading motorcyclists and tennis players, while directing psychological programmes with various professional football and basketball teams. He has published 11 sport psychology books-most notably, the leading text in the Hispanic world: Psicologia de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte (Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport), published by McGraw-Hill-and has produced over 70 articles and chapters. Professor Dosil frequently participates as a lecturer in international and national congresses, master's and doctoral degree programmes. He is an avid runner, specialising in distance events, particularly the half-marathon. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Olaia), family and friends, as well as practicing surfing, beach volley, football, basketball and tennis.

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Table of Contents

About the Editor.






Chapter 1. Applied Sport Psychology: A New Perspective (Joaquín Dosil).

Chapter 2. Enhancing Coach-Athlete Relationships: Cognitive-Behavioral Principles and Procedures (Frank L. Smoll and Ronald E. Smith).

Chapter 3. Providing Sport Psychology Services to Families (David N. Sacks, Gershon Tenenbaum, and David Pargman).

Chapter 4. An Overview of Interventions in Sport (Robert N. Singer and Mark H. Anshel).

Chapter 5. Assessment, Evaluation and Counseling in Sport (Robert N. Singer and Mark H. Anshel). 


Chapter 6. Using Sport Psychology to Improve Basketball Performance (Kevin L. Burke).

Chapter 7. Psychological Interventions with Football (Soccer) Teams (Joaquín Dosil).

Chapter 8. ‘Focused Baseball’: Using Sport Psychology to Improve Baseball Performance (Tom Hanson).

Chapter 9. ‘Thinking Rugby’: Using Sport Psychology to Improve Rugby Performance (Ken Hodge, Chris Lonsdale and Alex McKenzie).

Chapter 10. Psychological Aspects in the Training and Performance of Team Handball Athletes (John M. Silva).               

Chapter 11. Skill Learning from an Expertise Perspective:  Issues and Implications for Practice and Coaching In Cricket (Sean Müller and Bruce Abernethy).


Chapter 12. The Psychology of Athletics (Joaquín Dosil).

Chapter 13. Sport Psychology and Tennis (Robert Weinberg).

Chapter 14. Golf: Sport Psychology Challenges (Linda K. Bunker).

Chapter 15. Psychology of Cycling (Jim Taylor and Jeff Kress).


Chapter 16. Application of Sport Psychology for Optimal Performance in Martial Arts (Mark H. Anshel and John M. Payne).

Chapter 17. Psychological Factors and Mental Skills in Wrestling (Brent S. Rushall).


Chapter 18. Sport Psychological Consulting in Ice Hockey (Wayne Halliwell, Len Zaichkowsky and Cal Botterill).

Chapter 19.  A Mental Preparation Guide for Figure Skaters: A Developmental Approach (Eva V. Monsma and Deborah L. Feltz).


Chapter 20.  The Sport Psychology of Olympic Sailing and Windsurfing (Ian Maynard).

Chapter 21. Psychological Aspects of Rowing (Michael Kellmann, Gaby Bußmann, Dorothee Anders and Sebastian Schulte).

Chapter 22.  High Performance Thinking for Professional Surfers (Michael Martin).


Chapter 23. Psychological Training in Motorcycling (Joaquín Dosil and Enrique J. Garcés de Los Fayos).


Chapter 24. Psychological Aspects of Archery (Kathleen M. Haywood).


Chapter 25. Of Two Minds: Consulting with the Horse and Rider Team in Dressage, Showjumping and Polo (Grace Pretty and Don Bridgeman).


Chapter 26. Sport Psychology and Fitness Activities (Diane L. Gill).

Chapter 27. Psychology and Bodybuilding (Dave Smith).

Chapter 28. Sport Psychology in Gymnastics (Karen D. Cogan).


Chapter 29. Providing Sport Psychology Support for Athletes with Disabilities (Mark Bawden).


Chapter 30. It’s All About Sport Performance . . . and Something Else  (Mark B. Andersen).


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