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Sport Psychology : Concepts and Applications

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6th
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9780072972955

ISBN10:
0072972955
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Pub. Date:
4/6/2006
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This introduction to sport and exercise psychology shows how principles supported by current scientific research can be used by physical educators, coaches, and athletes in everyday situations. It also addresses practical issues, such as dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress; developing coping, relaxation, and energizing strategies; understanding the effects of an audience on human performance; building team cohesion; and preventing burnout.

Table of Contents

PART I. Understanding Sport Psychology

1 Foundations of Sport Psychology

2 Psychology of the Athlete

3 Leadership and Communication in Sport

PART II. Motivation in Sport and Exercise

4 Causal Attribution in Sport

5 Self-Confidence and Intrinsic Motivation

6 Goal Perspective Theory

PART III. Effects of Arousal and Anxiety on Performance

7 Neurophysiology of Arousal and Attention

8 Anxiety, Arousal, and Stress Relationships

PART IV. Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions

9 Coping and Intervention Strategies in Sport

10 Goal Setting in Sport

11 Imagery and Hypnosis in Sport

12 Psychological Skills Training

PART V. Social Psychology of Sport

13 Aggression and Violence in Sport

14 Audience and Self-Presentation Effects in Sport

15 Team Cohesion in Sport

PART VI. Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise

16 Exercise Psychology

17 Burnout in Athletes

18 The Psychology of Athletic Injuries

19 Drug Abuse in Sport and Exercise



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