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About the Author.
What is Sport Psychology?
What Do Sport Psychologists Do?
A Brief History of Sport Psychology?
Personality Traits and Psychological Dispositions.
Behavioral Tendencies of Elite Athletes.
The Black Athlete.
Effects of Spectators on Performance.
Coping with Stress.
Psychology of Drug Abuse.
Anxiety and Arousal in Sport.
The Coach's Role in Game Preparation.
Coaching Strategies for Half-Time and Time-Outs.
Incorrect Coaching Strategies That Increase Anxiety and Arousal.
The Choking Phenomenon.
Strategies for Managing Anxiety and Arousal.
Attributions and Gender Differences.
Attributions and Skilled Athletes.
Attributions and Helplessness: The Coach's Role.
What is Motivation?
Theories of Motivation.
How Not to Motive Athletes.
Strategies for Motiving Athletes and Teams.
What is Aggression?
Theoretical Bases of Aggression.
Aggression and Sport Performance.
Implications for Coaches and Athletes.
Roles of the Coach.
Theories of Leadership in Sport.
Successful Versus Effective Leadership.
Application of Different Coaching Styles in Sport.
What We Don't Know About Sport Leadership.
Leadership Style: A Final Word.
The Need for Dialogue.
The Ten Commandments of Effective Communication in Sport.
Approaching the Coach.
The Ten Commandments of Effective Communication for Game Officials.
What is Counseling?
The Need to Counsel Athletes.
The Need for Team Counseling.
Fundamental Counseling Skills for the Coach.
The Microskills Approach to Counseling.
Counseling Techniques for the Coach-Athlete Interview.
Short-Term Team Counseling.
How a Group Becomes a Team.
Traits of an Effective Team.
Developing an Effective Team Climate.
Group Dynamics: The Roles and Interactions of Team Members.
When Are Children Ready to Compete?
Why Children Participate in Sports.
Why Children Drop Out.
The Role of Parents.
Bill of Rights for Young Athletes.
Brief Historical Perspective.
Describing the Female Athlete.
Personality Characteristics of Elite Female Athletes.
Special Considerations of Female Athletes.
Sex Differences in Physical Maturation.
Implications for Coaching the Female Athlete.
What Female Athletes Have to Say.
The Emergence of Exercise Psychology.
A Final Word.
Appendix A: Research and Measurement in Sport Psychology.
Appendix B: Imagery and Progressive Relaxation Sessions.
Appendix C: Strategies for Building Self-Confidence.
Posted December 7, 2008
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