Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology
Author: Stewart Cotterill,Neil Weston,Gavin Breslin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2016-06-13
ISBN: 1118686543
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and Exercise Psychology Book Excerpt:

SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGICAL “This book is a joy to read and greatly needed. The overall scholarly quality is very strong, and the chapters are clear, accessible, helpful and interesting - a rare combination. There are few texts that examine sport and exercise from a practitioner’s perspective, and fewer that help students and trainees navigate the complex terrain of practice. The editors should be congratulated on pulling together a book that educates, inspires, provokes, and will be of practical use.” Professor Brett Smith, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies is a contemporary text focusing on current issues in the discipline of sport and exercise psychology. Integrating research and practice in order to develop a coherent understanding of existing knowledge, future research directions and applied implications within the field, the text explores issues pertinent to the applied practitioner/supervisor and draws on expert commentary to investigate potential solutions to many key issues. Each chapter uses a case study approach to allow internationally recognized contributors to highlight and evaluate their experience across a broad range of sport and exercise performance areas. Practitioners are provided with a full range of available interventions to address specific types of psychological issue including performing under pressure, working with teams, injury rehabilitation, working with coaches, mental toughness, career transitions, athlete well- being, physical activity promotion, exercise and body image, lifestyle interventions, exercise dependence, and motor learning and control. Sport and Exercise Psychology is supported by a range of online materials designed to help both study and practice. It presents content that is directly applicable to those seeking to enter the profession, and which can also inform the ongoing development of reflective practitioners.

Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology
Author: Jeffrey J. Martin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN: 0190638052
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology Book Excerpt:

Historically, very few sport and exercise psychologists and professionals from related fields such as disability and rehabilitation have conducted thorough research on individuals with disabilities engaged in sport and exercise. The tide is turning, however, as growing media attention and familiarity with the Paralympics and the Wounded Warrior Project begins capturing the attention of researchers everywhere. By addressing this gap, Jeffrey J. Martin's compelling Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology is one of the first comprehensive overviews of this important and emerging field of study. In this volume, Martin, an accomplished professor of sport and exercise psychology, shines a light on a variety of topics ranging from philosophy, athletic identity, participation motivation, quality of life, social and environmental barriers, body image, and intellectual impairments among many other issues. Based on the author's own experience and insight, a majority of these topic discussions in this volume are accompanied by thoughtful directions for future research and exploration. Designed to spark conversation and initiate new avenues of research, the Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology will allow for readers to look outside the traditional literature focusing largely on able-bodied individuals and, instead, develop a much greater perspective on sport and exercise psychology today.

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Author: Dieter Hackfort,Robert J. Schinke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1351739549
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology Book Excerpt:

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology integrates the topics of motor control, physical education, exercise, adventure, performance in sports, and the performing arts, in several important ways and contexts, drawing upon diverse cultural perspectives. More than 90 overarching topics have been systematically developed by internationally renowned experts in theory, research, and practice. Each contribution delves into a thematic area with more nuanced vocabulary. The terminology drawn upon integrates traditional discourse and emerging topic matter into a state-of-the-art two-volume set. Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts is comprised of theoretical topic matter, spanning theories and terminology from psychology contextualized to sport and physical activity, sport psychology-focused theories, and expansive discussions related to philosophy of science and methodology. Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures draws upon practical concepts that bridge theory and research and practice. Broader issues that extend beyond sport and physical activity participants are embedded within the entries, intended to augment physical, mental, and social well-being. This expansive encyclopedia is a must-have resource for all professionals, scholars, and students in the fields of sport psychology and sport science.

Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology 4E

Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology  4E
Author: Horn, Thelma,Smith, Alan
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1492528927
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology 4E Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology provides advanced psychology students with a thorough examination and critical analysis of the current research in sport and exercise psychology.

Application of Psychometrics in Sports and Exercise

Application of Psychometrics in Sports and Exercise
Author: Hairul Anuar Hashim
Publsiher: Penerbit USM
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9674612890
Category: PSYCHOLOGY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Psychometrics in Sports and Exercise Book Excerpt:

A must read book for students and researchers who are unfamiliar with the principles and applications of psychometrics, but are using one in their research projects. There are practically hundreds and thousands of questionnaires available measuring diverse psychological constructs. Selecting, administering, scoring and interpreting the scores of those questionnaires can be a daunting task. Questions such as ‘which questionnaire to use? ‘how to score the questionnaire?’, and ‘what the scores mean?’ are some of the common questions posed by unfamiliar users of questionnaires. This book helps to familiarize readers with the basic principles and application of questionnaire. Drawing the examples from some of the most commonly used questionnaire in sport and exercise psychology, the book provides a step-by-step approach to address common questionnaire related errors in selection, administration and interpretation of the questionnaires.

Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching

Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching
Author: Paul Potrac,Wade Gilbert,Jim Denison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 113647773X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching Book Excerpt:

Over the last three decades sports coaching has evolved from a set of customary practices based largely on tradition and routine into a sophisticated, reflective and multi-disciplinary profession. In parallel with this, coach education and coaching studies within higher education have developed into a coherent and substantial field of scholarly enquiry with a rich and sophisticated research literature. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of contemporary coaching studies, mapping the existing disciplinary territory and opening up important new areas of research. Bringing together many of the world’s leading coaching scholars and practitioners working across the full range of psychological, social and pedagogical perspectives, the book helps to develop an understanding of sports coaching that reflects its complex, dynamic and messy reality. With more importance than ever before being attached to the role of the coach in developing and shaping the sporting experience for participants at all levels of sport, this book makes an important contribution to the professionalization of coaching and the development of coaching theory. It is important reading for all students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in this young and flourishing area.

Football Psychology

Football Psychology
Author: Erkut Konter,Jürgen Beckmann,Todd M. Loughead
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN: 1351975498
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Football Psychology Book Excerpt:

Presenting an empirically underpinned synthesis of research and theory, while offering guidance for applied practitioners, this is the first book to comprehensively map the psychology of learning, playing, and coaching the world’s favourite sport. The book provides a complete analysis of key topics that capture the broad range of football psychology such as personality, motivation, cognition, and emotion; coaching and team essentials; psychological skills for performance enhancement; and developing players in youth football. Including contributions from a range of international researchers, each chapter provides a review of the relevant literature, key theories, real-world examples, and reflections on how knowledge can be applied in practice. Split into four sections, the book covers a diverse range of topics relevant not only to coaching and performance but also to personality development and health promotion. Essential reading for any student, researcher, or professional in the area, the book is the most cutting-edge overview of how psychology can explain and improve the way football is both played and understood.

Advancements in Mental Skills Training

Advancements in Mental Skills Training
Author: Bertollo Maurizio,Edson Filho,Peter C. Terry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN: 0429655835
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancements in Mental Skills Training Book Excerpt:

Advancements in Mental Skills Training presents contemporary evidence-based intervention approaches from leading sport psychology researchers and practitioners. The book comprehensively examines the use of mental skills training for athletic performance and well-being from a cross-cultural perspective. It begins by introducing theoretical advancements related to mental toughness, cultural factors, performance optimisation and mindfulness. It goes on to examine the technological advancements related to mental skills training, outlining how mobile technologies can be used to measure and train perceptual-cognitive skills, and the effectiveness of virtual reality in mental training. The book concludes by discussing emerging topics, such as how sports psychology can incorporate spirituality, minority groups in sport and the impact of prejudice, and referee career development. This insightful text introduces the potential for sport psychology to be integrated into our daily functioning and provides strategies for athletes to optimize their performance and bolster their mental health. It will be an essential read for all sport psychology researchers as well as professionals working in the field.

A Comparative Study of Certain Behavioural Characteristics of High and Low Performers among Life Insurance Corporation LIC Development Officers in Kerala State

A Comparative Study of Certain Behavioural Characteristics of High and Low Performers among Life Insurance Corporation  LIC  Development Officers in Kerala State
Author: Dr. Umesh U
Publsiher: Archers & Elevators Publishing House
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9385640291
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comparative Study of Certain Behavioural Characteristics of High and Low Performers among Life Insurance Corporation LIC Development Officers in Kerala State Book Excerpt:

The Neurocognition of Dance

The Neurocognition of Dance
Author: Bettina Bläsing,Martin Puttke,Thomas Schack
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-07-02
ISBN: 1136978011
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurocognition of Dance Book Excerpt:

Dance has always been an important aspect of all human cultures, and the study of human movement and action has become a topic of increasing relevance over the last decade, bringing dance into the focus of the cognitive sciences. This book discusses the wide range of interrelations between body postures and body movements as conceptualised in dance with perception, mental processing and action planning. The volume brings together cognitive scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists, choreographers, and ballet teachers, to discuss important issues regarding dance and cognition. First, scientists introduce ideas that offer different perspectives on human movement and therefore can be applied to dance. Secondly, professionals from the world of dance have their say, reporting on how their creative and pedagogical work relates to cognition and learning. Finally, researchers with personal links to the dance world demonstrate how neurocognitive methods are applied to studying different aspects related to dance. This book is suitable for students and professionals from the fields of psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, sport psychology and sport science, movement science, motor control, motor development, kinesiology, dance, choreography, dance education and dance therapy; to teachers who want to teach dance to students of any age.

Multi Owned Property in the Asia Pacific Region

Multi Owned Property in the Asia Pacific Region
Author: Erika Altmann,Michelle Gabriel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN: 1137569883
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Owned Property in the Asia Pacific Region Book Excerpt:

This book provides critical insight into the experience of multi-owned property, and showcases different cultural responses across the Asia-Pacific region. Escalating demand for properties within global cities has created exuberance around apartment living; however less well understood are the restrictions on individual rights and responsibilities associated with collective living. In contrast to the highly populated and traditional communal housing arrangements of past Asian economies, we see an increasing focus on neo-liberalist, market-based policies associated with the rise of an Asian middle class shaping structural change from communal to individualistic. This edited collection unpacks the rights, restrictions and responsibilities of multi-owned property ownership across the Asia-Pacific region; examining the experiences of developers, strata-managers, owners and residents. In doing so, they highlight how the rights of one party affects the restrictions and responsibilities of others within different policy frameworks. This work will reach an interdisciplinary audience including scholars and practitioners of sociology, public policy, urban studies and planning, economics, property management and architecture.

You Are the Music

You Are the Music
Author: Victoria Williamson
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN: 1848316879
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are the Music Book Excerpt:

'You are the music / While the music lasts' T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets Do babies remember music from the womb? Can classical music increase your child’s IQ? Is music good for productivity? Can it aid recovery from illness and injury? And what is going on in your brain when Ultravox’s ‘Vienna’, Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht or Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Bonkers’ transports you back to teenage years? In a brilliant new work that will delight music lovers of every persuasion, music psychologist Victoria Williamson examines our relationship with music across the whole of a lifetime. Along the way she reveals the amazing ways in which music can physically reshape our brains, explores how ‘smart music listening’ can improve cognitive performance, and considers the perennial puzzle of what causes ‘earworms’. Requiring no specialist musical or scientific knowledge, this upbeat, eye-opening book reveals as never before the extent of the universal language of music that lives deep inside us all.

Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Author: Robert C. Eklund,Gershon Tenenbaum
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1483332217
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology Book Excerpt:

How do athletes overcome fears, slumps, mental blocks, or injuries? How do they deal with stress and anxiety, be it from competitors, teammates, audiences, parents, coaches, or themselves? What psychological techniques prove effective in mental training for peak performance, maintaining concentration, motivation, and competitive drive? How can an athlete enhance his or her commitment to a training regimen, or how might the average person better adhere to a program of fitness and exercise? Readers will find answers to these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Features & Benefits: Entries explore the theory, research, and application of psychology as it relates to sport and fitness in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free to help readers better understand human behavior in sport and exercise settings. From personal factors to situational factors influencing performance to specific psychological techniques for enhancing performance, this work provides comprehensive coverage of the field via approximately 350 to 400 signed entries. Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students further in their research journey. Available in print and online, this monumental work is edited by two leading figures in the field with a distinguished international Editorial Advisory Board to select and assign entries, ensuring authoritative content readers can trust.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology
Author: Andrew M Lane
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN: 1317499107
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and Exercise Psychology Book Excerpt:

The new edition of Sport and Exercise Psychology asks four fundamental questions that get to the heart of this flourishing discipline: What inner states influence what people think, feel, and behave? How can people manage or self-regulate their own inner states? How can sport and exercise psychology professionals help people manage their inner states? Is sport psychology just a placebo effect? Taking an applied perspective that bridges the gap between sport and exercise, the book answers these questions by covering the key topics in the field, including confidence, anxiety, self-regulation, stress and self-esteem. There are also chapters on the role of music in performance, imagery and exercise addiction. Each chapter is written by an expert in that field, and includes a range of features illustrating specific issues, either within the research literature or their practical application. This is a comprehensive and engaging overview of an evolving discipline, and will be essential reading to any student of sport and exercise psychology. It will also be of huge interest to athletes and coaches seeking an accessible understanding of the role of psychology in sport.

Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand

Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand
Author: Damion Sturm,Roslyn Kerr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-12-29
ISBN: 1000528472
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand Book Excerpt:

This fascinating book investigates the sporting traditions, successes, systems, "terrains" and contemporary issues that underpin sport in New Zealand, also known by its Māori name of Aotearoa. The book unpacks some of the "cliches" around the place, prominence and impact of sport and recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand in order to better understand the country’s sporting history, cultures, institutions and systems, as well as the relationship between sport and different sections of society in the country. Exploring traditional sports such as rugby and cricket, indigenous Māori sport, outdoor recreation and contemporary lifestyle and adventure sports such as marching and parkour, the book examines the contested and conflicting societal, geographical and managerial issues facing contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand sport. Essential reading for anybody with a particular interest in sport in Aotearoa New Zealand, this book is also illuminating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport, sport development, sport management, sport history or the wider history, politics and culture of Aotearoa New Zealand or the South Pacific.

High Performance Youth Swimming

High Performance Youth Swimming
Author: Jeanne Dekerle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN: 0429879105
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Performance Youth Swimming Book Excerpt:

High Performance Youth Swimming provides an in-depth view of the physiological, biomechanical, and multifaceted underpinning of swimming success, with a focus on youth. Considerations of both growth and maturation processes and the intricacies of the swimming training environment are core throughout the book. Divided into sections on physiology of swimming, motor control, biomechanics, and long-term well-being, the book also includes chapters from international contributors on: Strength and conditioning Skill acquisition Overtraining Burnout Respiratory health This volume is for those interested in enhancing their art of coaching through a deeper understanding of the science of swimming, including swimming coaches, those who wish – and question how – to best support youth swimming performance, or anyone interested in swimming science more generally.

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports
Author: Rui Resende,A. Rui Gomes
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN: 3030639126
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports Book Excerpt:

This book addresses important topics of coaching in order to better understand what sports coaching is and the challenges that arise when assuming this activity. It provides the reader with useful insights to the field of sports coaching, and discusses topics such as coaching education, areas of intervention, and main challenges. With contributions by experts and well-known authors in the field, this volume presents an up-to-date picture of the scholarship in the coaching field. It introduces key aspects on the future of the science of coaching and provides coach educators, researchers, faculty, and students with new perspectives on topics within the field to help improve their coaching effectiveness.

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology
Author: Robert J. Schinke,Kerry R. McGannon,Brett Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN: 1317692322
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology Book Excerpt:

Contemporary sport psychology is a rapidly developing and theoretically rich discipline, and a sophisticated and challenging profession. The Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide to contemporary sport psychology in all its aspects. Written by a team of world-leading researchers and practitioners from five continents, including both established scholars and the best emerging talents, the book traces the contours of the discipline of sport psychology, introducing fundamental theory, discussing key issues in applied practice, and exploring the most important themes, topics and debates across the sport psychology curriculum. Uniquely, the book presents comparative studies of the history and contemporary practice of sport psychology in ten countries, including the US, UK, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia and Israel, helping the reader to understand the cultural and contextual factors that shape international practice in sport psychology. As well as covering in depth the core pillars of sport psychology, from motivation and cognition to group dynamics, the book also includes a full section on cultural sport psychology, a vital but under-explored sub-discipline that is having a profound influence on contemporary theory and practice. With 56 chapters and unparalleled range, depth and currency, the Routledge Handbook of International Sport Psychology is an essential addition to any library with a serious holding in sport psychology.

Emerging Trends and Innovation in Sports Marketing and Management in Asia

Emerging Trends and Innovation in Sports Marketing and Management in Asia
Author: Leng, Ho Keat
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2015-01-31
ISBN: 1466675284
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Trends and Innovation in Sports Marketing and Management in Asia Book Excerpt:

Once only associated with North America and Europe, formal athletic events are now becoming more prevalent in Asia as well. With the expansion of this industry, there is a need for efficient and strategic advertising to promote competitions, events, and teams. Emerging Trends and Innovation in Sports Marketing and Management in Asia brings together research and case studies to evaluate and discuss the effectiveness of current methodologies and theories in an effort to improve promotional activities and the organization of all aspects of the sports industry. This publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, industry practitioners, and upper-level students interested in the theories and practices of sports marketing and management with a special focus on Asia.

Handbook of Sport Psychology

Handbook of Sport Psychology
Author: Gershon Tenenbaum,Robert C. Eklund
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2007-10-05
ISBN: 9780470068243
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sport Psychology Book Excerpt:

Endorsed by the International Society of Sport Psychology, this classic reference draws on an international roster of experts and scholars in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this thorough, well-rounded, and accessible volume. It is completely updated to reflect the latest research and is an indispensable resource for any student or professional interested in the field of sport psychology.