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Key concepts in sport psychology

Author: John Kremer; et al
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : SAGE, 2012.
Series: SAGE key concepts.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Concise and lively student introduction to sport psychology from a team of experienced teachers and researchers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kremer; et al
ISBN: 9781849200516 1849200513 9781849200523 1849200521
OCLC Number: 761366502
Description: x, 222 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Introducing sport psychology : The history of sport psychology ; Practising sport psychology ; Ethical issues ; Organisations, sources and resources --
2. Anxiety and stress : Anxiety and arousal ; Measuring stress and anxiety ; Pre-performance routines ; Choking under pressure ; Coping strategies --
3. Motivation and commitment : Sport participation motives ; Burnout and dropout ; Goal setting ; Fear of failure and need to achieve ; Self-determination theory ; Achievement goal theory ; Self-efficacy and perceived competence --
4. Cognitive processes in sport : Mental imagery ; Mental practice ; Attention and concentration ; Positive self-talk and thought control ; Mental toughness --
5. Social psychology of sport : Team cohesion ; Team building ; Causal attribution ; Social facilitation and social loafing ; Leadership and effective coaching ; Home advantage ; Aggression ; Fans and spectators --
6. Motor skills : Motor development ; Expertise ; Decision-making ; Practising motor skills ; Analysis and measurement of motor performance --
7. Sport and well-being : Gender issues ; Overtraining and exercise addiction ; Injury and retirement.
Series Title: SAGE key concepts.
Responsibility: John Kremer ... [et al.].

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