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This updated fourth edition of Arnold LeUnes's textbook has comprehensive coverage of sport psychology with a healthy balance between theory and application. The strong applied approach is emphasized throughout but is essentially apparent in the second half of the book. The book features a strong pedagogical program including interesting applied vignettes, chapter outlines, emboldened key terms with glossary, very thorough chapter summaries, student-oriented suggested readings, and numerous tables and figures to visually summarize the key concepts. The book's shorter chapters make it easier to assign one per class. In addition, a website of supplemental resources, free of charge to qualified adopters, makes this new edition even more accessible and student-friendly.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part One: Introducing Sport Psychology and Sport History. An Introduction to Sport Psychology.Professional Issues in Sport Psychology.Sport History:Antiquity Through the Renaissance and the Age ofEnlightenment.History of Sport and Sport Psychology in the United States. Part Two: Behavioral Principles and Applications. Behavioral Principles.Anxiety and Arousal.Anxiety Reduction: Classical Conditioning and Operant Learning Applications.Anxiety Reduction: Cognitive Learning Techniques. Part Three: Social Psychological Dimensions. Motivation: Attribution Theory and Need Achievement.Motivation: Locus of Control and Self Theory.Social Psychology of Sport: Leadership and Group Cohesion.Social Psychology of Sport: Audience Effects.Aggression: Dimensions and Theories.Aggression: Violence in Selected Sport Populations. Part Four: Personality, Assessment, and Special Athletic Populations. Personality and Psychological Assessment.Psychological Assessment in Sport Psychology.Minority Athletes.High-Risk Sport/The Elite Athlete.Athletes With Disabilities/Injured Athletes.Doping in Sports.The Female Sport Experience: Historical and Physiological Issues.The Female Sport Experience: Sport Socialization, Psychological Variables, and Other Issues.Youth Sport: Motives for Participating and Withdrawing.Youth Sport: Stress and Other Issues. Part Five: Coaching and Exercise. The Coach: Roles, Communication, and Psychological Variables.Youth, Female, and Black Coaches: Coaching Burnout.Exercise Psychology: Physical Fitness, Adherence, and Cognitive and Affective Benefits.Exercise Psychology: Running Addictions and Exercise for Senior Citizens. Glossary.