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Key concepts in sport psychology

Author: John Kremer; Aidan P Moran; Graham Walker; Cathy Craig
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : SAGE, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2012. 2015.
Series: SAGE key concepts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First edition.; [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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The concise and authoritative entries have been selected by experienced teachers and researchers; each one defines, explains and develops a key topic in sport psychology acting as a springboard for further reading and debate.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
x, 222 pages
(DLC) 2011920516
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kremer; Aidan P Moran; Graham Walker; Cathy Craig
ISBN: 9781784029746 1784029742
OCLC Number: 900201363
Description: 1 online resource (49 entries).
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.
Other Titles: Sport psychology
Responsibility: John Kremer, Aidan Moran, Graham Walker and Cathy Craig.

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