Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 7

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Overview

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications shows how concepts supported by current scientific research can be used to address issues and situations encountered everyday by physical activity specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes.

This introduction to sport and exercise psychology addresses practical issues, such as dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress; developing coping, relaxation, motivation, and energizing strategies; understanding the effects of an audience on human performance; building team cohesion; and preventing burnout and other negative effects.

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A textbook for the prospective coach and athlete on the principles and applications of sport psychology. The five major sections cover personality, attention and arousal, anxiety and intervention, theories of motivation, and the social psychology of sport. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078022470
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 3/25/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 572
  • Sales rank: 262,198
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard H. Cox received his PhD in Sport Psychology and Motor Learning from the University of Oregon in 1973 and his Master's and undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University in 1967 and 1968. Widely published in the areas of sport psychology, exercise psychology, and motor learning, Dr. Cox was a faculty member at Kansas State University for 12 years, Ball State University for 4 years, and is now in his 15th year at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has served as chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and chair of the Department of Education, School and Counseling Psychology and Director of the Sport Psychology program in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Cox is a Fellow in the Research Consortium of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and a Certified Consultant in the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.

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Table of Contents

PART I. Understanding Sport Psychology

1 Foundations of Sport Psychology

2 Psychology of the Athlete

3 Leadership and Communication in Sport
PART II. Motivation in Sport and Exercise


4 Causal Attribution in Sport

5 Self-Confidence and Intrinsic Motivation

6 Goal Perspective Theory
PART III. Effects of Arousal and Anxiety on Performance


7 Neurophysiology of Arousal and Attention

8 Anxiety, Arousal, and Stress Relationships
PART IV. Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions


9 Coping and Intervention Strategies in Sport

10 Goal Setting in Sport

11 Imagery and Hypnosis in Sport

12 Psychological Skills Training
PART V. Social Psychology of Sport


13 Aggression and Violence in Sport

14 Audience and Self-Presentation Effects in Sport

15 Team Cohesion in Sport
PART VI. Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise


16 Exercise Psychology

17 Burnout in Athletes

18 The Psychology of Athletic Injuries

19 Drug Abuse in Sport and Exercise
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