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Dr. Mark H. Anshel is a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport and exercise psychology, and graduate courses in research methods. His extensive experience as a practitioner makes him unique among highly published academics. Dr. Anshel combines his experience as a teacher and researcher with more than 20 years experience as a sport psychologist, counseling male and female athletes at the amateur, university, Olympic, and professional level.
Table of Contents
2. Characteristics of Successful Athletes.
3. Motivating Athletes: Dos and Don'ts.
4. Attributions: Explaining the Causes of Performance and Contest Outcomes.
5. Regulating Stress, Anxiety and Arousal.
6. Aggression in Sport.
7. Team Climate, Cohesion and Group Dynamics.
8. Leadership in Sport: A Matter of Style.
9. Communication and Counseling Techniques.
10. Youth and Gender: Coaching Considerations.
11. Applied Exercise Psychology.
12. Athletes Speak for Themselves.
13. Conclusions and Future Directions.
Appendix A: Research and Measurement in Sport Psychology.
Appendix B: Imagery and Progressive Relaxation Sessions.