The new edition of Sport and Exercise Psychology asks four fundamental questions that get to the heart of this flourishing discipline:
- What inner states influence what people think, feel, and behave?
- How can people manage or self-regulate their own inner states?
- How can sport and exercise psychology professionals help people manage their inner states?
- Is sport psychology just a placebo effect?
Taking an applied perspective that bridges the gap between sport and exercise, the book answers these questions by covering the key topics in the field, including confidence, anxiety, self-regulation, stress and self-esteem. There are also chapters on the role of music in performance, imagery and exercise addiction.
Each chapter is written by an expert in that field, and includes a range of features illustrating specific issues, either within the research literature or their practical application. This is a comprehensive and engaging overview of an evolving discipline, and will be essential reading to any student of sport and exercise psychology. It will also be of huge interest to athletes and coaches seeking an accessible understanding of the role of psychology in sport.
About the Author
Andy Lane is a Professor of Sport Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. He has authored more than 200 peer refereed journal articles, edited three books and is a regular contributor to the print, radio and TV media.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Andrew M. Lane Section 1: What inner states influence what people think, feel, and behave? 2. Mood and sport performance Andrew M. Lane 3. Sport Confidence Kate Hays, Andrew P. Lane and Owen Thomas 4. Anxiety in Sport: Are we any closer to untangling the knots? Mark Uphill 5. Physical Activity and Self-Esteem Michael J. Duncan and Emma L. J. Eyre Section 2: How can people manage or self-regulate their own inner states? 6. Self-Control in Sport: Does Willpower Resemble a Muscle? Christopher Fullerton 7. Understanding stress and coping amongst competitive athletes in sport: Applying psychological theory and research Tracey Devonport 8. Managing own and others’ emotions in sport: Applied and research considerations Andrew Friesen 9. Exercise Addiction Attila Szabo, and Alexei Y. Egorov Section 3: How can sport and exercise psychology professionals help people manage their inner states? 10. Applied sport psychology: Enhancing performance using psychological skills training Richard Thelwell 11. Imagery in sport, Dave Smith and Caroline Wakefield 12. Understanding and Applying Performance Profiling in Sport Neil J.V. Weston 13. The scientific application of music in exercise and sport: towards a new theoretical model Costas I. Karageorghis Section 4: Beliefs versus reality, or beliefs as reality? 14. Beliefs versus reality, or beliefs as reality? The placebo effect in sport and exercise Chris Beedie and Abby Foad