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

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

by Joaquin Dosil
     
 

This practical manual introduces a new concept in applied sport psychology, that is, the need to create specialists in each sporting discipline.

Written by an international team of practising experts, The Sport Psychologist's Handbook begins with an overview of sports psychology and covers the fundamental concepts that a sports psychologist should consider

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Overview

This practical manual introduces a new concept in applied sport psychology, that is, the need to create specialists in each sporting discipline.

Written by an international team of practising experts, The Sport Psychologist's Handbook begins with an overview of sports psychology and covers the fundamental concepts that a sports psychologist should consider when working with athletes. The most effective interventions are then discussed for a diverse range of over 25 sports, including team and individual sports, combat sports, equestrian sports, motor sports and winter and water sports. Interventions for athletes with disabilities are also discussed.

This is the first text to provide interventions for so many sports in one comprehensive volume. It is an indispensable guide for practising sports psychologists and postgraduate students of sports psychology, and will also be of interest to coaches and managers of athletes.

Contributors

  • Bruce Abernethy, Australia
  • Dorothee Anders, Germany
  • Mark B. Andersen, Australia
  • Mark H. Anshel, USA
  • Mark Bawden, UK
  • Cal Botterill, Canada
  • Gaby Bu?-mann, Germany
  • Linda K. Bunker, USA
  • Kevin L. Burke, USA
  • Don Bridgeman, Australia
  • Karen D. Cogan, USA
  • Joaquín Dosil, Spain
  • Deborah L. Feltz, USA
  • Enrique J. Garcés de los Fayos, Spain
  • Diane L. Gill, USA
  • Wayne Halliwell, Canada
  • Tom Hanson, USA
  • Kathleen M. Haywood, USA
  • Ken Hodge, New Zealand
  • Michael Kellmann, Germany
  • Jeff Kress, USA
  • Chris Lonsdale, New Zealand
  • Michael Martin, Australia
  • Ian Maynard, UK
  • Alex McKenzie, New Zealand
  • Eva V. Monsma, USA
  • Sean Müller, Australia
  • David Pargman, USA
  • John M. Payne, USA
  • Grace Pretty, Australia
  • Brent S. Rushall, USA
  • David N. Sacks, USA
  • Sebastian Schulte, Germany
  • John M. Silva, USA
  • Robert N. Singer, USA
  • Dave Smith, UK
  • Ronald E. Smith, USA
  • Frank L. Smoll, USA
  • Jim Taylor, USA
  • Gershon Tenenbaum, USA
  • Robert Weinberg, USA
  • Len Zaichkowsky, USA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470863565
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/06/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
732
Sales rank:
1,412,683
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Applied sport psychology : a new perspective3
Ch. 2Enhancing coach-athlete relationships : cognitive-behavioral principles and procedures19
Ch. 3Providing sport psychology services to families39
Ch. 4An overview of interventions in sport63
Ch. 5Assessment, evaluation and counseling in sport89
Ch. 6Using sport psychology to improve basketball performance121
Ch. 7Psychological interventions with football (soccer) teams139
Ch. 8Focused baseball : using sport psychology to improve baseball performance159
Ch. 9Thinking rugby : using sport psychology to improve rugby performance183
Ch. 10Psychological aspects in the training and performance of team handball athletes211
Ch. 11Skill learning from an expertise perspective : issues and implications for practice and coaching in cricket245
Ch. 12The psychology of athletics265
Ch. 13Sport psychology and tennis285
Ch. 14Golf : sport psychology challenges301
Ch. 15Psychology of cycling325
Ch. 16Application of sport psychology for optimal performance in martial arts353
Ch. 17Psychological factors and mental skills in wrestling375
Ch. 18Sport psychological consulting in ice hockey403
Ch. 19A mental preparation guide for figure skaters : a developmental approach427
Ch. 20The sport psychology of Olympic sailing and windsurfing457
Ch. 21Psychological aspects of rowing479
Ch. 22High performance thinking for professional surfers503
Ch. 23Psychological training in motorcycling527
Ch. 24Psychological aspects of archery549
Ch. 25Of two minds : consulting with the horse-and-rider team in dressage, showjumping and polo569
Ch. 26Sport psychology and fitness activities589
Ch. 27Psychology and bodybuilding617
Ch. 28Sport psychology in gymnastics641
Ch. 29Providing sport psychology support for athletes with disabilities665
Ch. 30It's all about sport performance ... and something else687

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