Key Concepts in Sport Psychology

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology by John Kremer, Aidan Moran, Graham Walker and Cathy Craig provides a focused, accurate guide for students working within the dynamic field of sport psychology.

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. This is a stimulating and practical resource for students defined by the clarity of writing and relevant examples.

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A straightforward, easy to read, informative text on the key concepts in sport psychology. Contemporary and relevant for the student moving into the field. Highly recommended.
Mrs Valerie Ritchie-Littler
Physical Education, The Manchester College, Manchester, England

Table of contents for Key Concepts in Sport Psychology:
PART ONE: INTRODUCING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
The History of Sport Psychology
Practising Sport Psychology
Ethical Issues
Organizations, Sources and Resources
PART TWO: ANXIETY AND STRESS
Anxiety and Arousal
Measuring Stress and Anxiety
Pre-Performance Routines
Choking Under Pressure
Coping Strategies
PART THREE: 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
PART FOUR: COGNITIVE PROCESSES IN SPORT
Mental Imagery
Mental Practice
Attention and Concentration
Positive Self-Talk and Thought Control
Mental Toughness
PART FIVE: 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
PART SIX: MOTOR SKILLS
Motor Development
Expertise
Decision-Making
Practising Motor Skills
Analysis and Measurement of Motor Performance
PART SEVEN: SPORT AND WELL-BEING
Gender Issues
Overtraining and Exercise Addiction
Injury and Retirement

A great read that addresses the key concepts within sport psychology. It offers an abundance of research which can be utilised by students and practitioners alike for use within the applied field and research endeavours.
Mr Daniel Sly
Sport Science, Tourism & Leisure Dept, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, England

About the authors of Key Concepts in Sport Psychology:
Dr John Kremer is visiting researcher in Psychology at Queen′s University, Belfast.
Aidan Moran is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University College, Dublin.
Graham Walker is Professor of Political History at Queen′s University, Belfast.
Professor Cathy Craig is Head of the Psychology School at Queen′s University, Belfast.

I strongly recommend Key Concepts in Sport Psychology to anyone interested in learning more about the international literature in the discipline. The 37 chapters are highly accessible and provide an overview of the issues that not only define the contemporary field but also will continue to shape the future of sport psychology.
Professor David Lavallee, University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland

Book Details:
Title: Key Concepts in Sport Psychology
Author: John Kremer, Aidan Moran, Graham Walker and Cathy Craig
Publisher: ‎ SAGE Publications
Published: 2011
Language: ‎ English
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN-10: ‎ 1849200521
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1849200523

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