ISBN-10:
0415168090
ISBN-13:
9780415168090
Pub. Date:
03/10/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Sport and Exercise Psychology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

Sport and Exercise Psychology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Aidan Moran

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ISBN-13: 9780415168090
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/10/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Aidan Moran is Professor of Psychology at University College, Dublin, Ireland. Published extensively in books and journals, he has gained an international reputation for his research on concentration, mental imaging and expertise in athletics.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgementsxiii
List of figuresxv
Part 1Introducing sport and exercise psychology1
1Introducing sport and exercise psychology: discipline and profession3
Part 2Exploring athletic performance: key constructs35
2Motivation and goal-setting in sport37
3"Psyching up" and "calming down": anxiety in sport69
4Staying focused in sport: concentration in sport performers101
5Using imagination in sport: mental imagery and mental practice in athletes131
6What lies beneath the surface? Investigating expertise in sport161
Part 3Team cohesion193
7Exploring team cohesion in sport: a critical perspective195
Part 4Exploring health, exercise and injury223
8Does a healthy body always lead to a healthy mind? Exploring exercise psychology225
9Helping athletes to cope with injury: from theory to practice253
Glossary281
References289
Author index323
Subject index333

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