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Sport psychology : from theory to practice

Author: Mark H Anshel
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Pearson Benjamin Cummings, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"Sport Psychology, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of sport and exercise psychology. This text outlines the theoretical framework and provides the necessary psychological foundation of sport psychology while offering students a real-life handbook approach to using psychological strategies as a sport participant and coach. This unique book stresses an applied approach to the field and presents  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark H Anshel
ISBN: 9780321732491 0321732499
OCLC Number: 681481941
Description: xvii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: I. OVERVIEW OF THE FIELD --
1. The Science of Sport Psychology --
II. PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT PERFORMANCE --
2. Personal Factors Affecting Sport Performance --
3. Youth Sports: Special Considerations and Needs of Child Athletes --
4. Motivation: Theory and Application --
5. Attribution Theory: Explaining the Causes of Performance Outcomes --
6. Emotion: Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety --
7. Coping with Stress in Sport --
8. Sport Psychology Interventions --
9. Aggression in Sport --
10. Applying Sport Psychology: Athletes Speak for Themselves --
III. COACHING PSYCHOLOGY --
11. Effective Communication: The Foundation of Effective Leadership --
12. Leadership and Coaching in Sport --
13. Team Cohesion and Group Dynamics --
IV. Psychology of Physical Activity --
14. Applied Exercise Psychology --
15. Conclusions and Future Directions.
Responsibility: Mark H. Anshel.

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"Sport Psychology, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of sport and exercise psychology. This text outlines the theoretical framework and provides the necessary psychological foundation of sport psychology while offering students a real-life handbook approach to using psychological strategies as a sport participant and coach. This unique book stresses an applied approach to the field and presents scientific research and empirical data without the use of technical jargon. The Fifth Edition features substantial content updates, a new organization that better lends itself to classroom use, and case studies for additional real world application."--Pub. desc.

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