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
Organizations, Sources and Resources
PART TWO: ANXIETY AND STRESS
Anxiety and Arousal
Measuring Stress and Anxiety
Choking Under Pressure
PART THREE: MOTIVATION AND COMMITMENT
Sport Participation Motives
Burnout and Dropout
Fear of Failure and Need to Achieve
Achievement Goal Theory
Self-Efficacy and Perceived Competence
PART FOUR: COGNITIVE PROCESSES IN SPORT
Attention and Concentration
Positive Self-Talk and Thought Control
PART FIVE: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT
Social Facilitation and Social Loafing
Leadership and Effective Coaching
Fans and Spectators
PART SIX: MOTOR SKILLS
Practising Motor Skills
Analysis and Measurement of Motor Performance
PART SEVEN: SPORT AND WELL-BEING
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
Title: Key Concepts in Sport Psychology
Author: John Kremer, Aidan Moran, Graham Walker and Cathy Craig
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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