Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes

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This new edition of Sport Psychology combines theory, research, and empirical evidence to provide a comprehensive, introductory text, suitable for core use. All chapters have been updated, reflecting contemporary developments, and new content includes the latest research on metaimagery and self harm in sport, as well as new case examples throughout.

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Overview

This new edition of Sport Psychology combines theory, research, and empirical evidence to provide a comprehensive, introductory text, suitable for core use. All chapters have been updated, reflecting contemporary developments, and new content includes the latest research on metaimagery and self harm in sport, as well as new case examples throughout.

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"This book presents the current themes of research in the area of Sport Psychology and exhaustively discusses all the main issues and their evolution, offering a wide picture of the current trends of theory and practice in this field. A large amount of practical examples and empirical tests fit in and supported by a theoretical frame, make this book an indispensable tool for Sport Psychology students at any level and for all people interested in sport science and psychology programs." - International Journal of Sport Psychology (about the 1st edition)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230231740
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Revised Edition, 2nd edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID LAVALLEE is Head of the School of Sport at the University of Stirling, UK. His principal areas of interest include self identity and coping processes in sport and exercise, psychology of sport injury, retirement from sport, athlete and coach burnout, and eating disorders in sport.

JOHN KREMER is Reader in Applied Social Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is Module Co-ordinator for Social and Applied Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology. His research interests include equality and diversity at work and sport and exercise psychology.

AIDAN MORAN is Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Psychology at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He has published extensively in cognitive psychology (mental imagery, eye-tracking) and sport psychology (mental practice, concentration) and is particularly interested in the use of psychological techniques to improve people's concentration skills and performance. A consultant to many of Ireland's leading professional sports performers and teams, he is a former Official Psychologist to the Irish Olympic Squad.

MARK WILLIAMS is Professor of Motor Behavior at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, and Visiting Research Associate at Florida State University, USA. Professor Williams' current research concentrates on "the medical decision-making skill in healthcare and medicine."

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Practising Sport Psychology
Imagery
Motivation
Concentration
Anxiety
Sport Expertise
Acquiring Sport Skills
Teams
The Athlete's Career
Exercise and Mental Health
Index

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