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Mark H. Anshel is a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety at Middle Tennessee State University. He has consulted with sports teams, ranging from youth sports to professional levels, and has applied the sport psychology literature in both medical and corporate settings. He has consulted with cardiac and pulmonary patients undergoing exercise rehabilitation in hospital settings, consulted with exercisers to enhance exercise performance and adherence in fitness programs, and applied performance psychology concepts in helping corporate clients to reach and sustain high performance under pressure. He is also the author of Aerobics for Fitness (Fifth Edition) and editor of the Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology), the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, and the Stress and Anxiety Research Society.
Table of Contents
I. OVERVIEW OF THE FIELD
1. The Science of Sport Psychology
II. PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT PERFORMANCE
2. Personal Factors Affecting Sport Performance
3. Youth Sports: Special Considerations and Needs of Child Athletes
4. Motivation: Theory and Application
5. Attribution Theory: Explaining the Causes of Performance Outcomes
6. Emotion: Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety
7. Coping with Stress in Sport
8. Sport Psychology Interventions
9. Aggression in Sport
10. Applying Sport Psychology: Athletes Speak for Themselves
III. COACHING PSYCHOLOGY
11. Effective Communication: The Foundation of Effective Leadership
12. Leadership and Coaching in Sport
13. Team Cohesion and Group Dynamics
IV. Psychology of Physical Activity
14. Applied Exercise Psychology
15. Conclusions and Future Directions