Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Joanne Thatcher - Aberystwyth University, UK
- Melissa Day - University of Chichester, UK
- Rachel Rahman - Aberystwyth University, UK
Sport Psychology | Sports Psychology
This book does a fairly good job of reviewing some contemporary elements of sport and exercise psychology.
I am a little puzzled as to why some topics have been selected for chapters and other not, but in the main, those that have are appropriate.
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THe sport psych section of the book gives a good overview of some of the key areas of sport psych that we cover on our undergraduate degrees. It is delivered in a fashion that is relatively digestible for our student cohorts.
The text covers both exercise and sport psychology in distinctive sections which is helpful for undergraduates. The theory is balanced well with situational specific examples.
does not related to any specific course.
I will be adding this book to reading lists for UG modules.
I enjoyed the text.
There is a broad range of topics so the book has applications across an number of UG modules.
A solid bridging text to allow foundation students to progress towards more advanced texts.
This book is useful in that is very different from many other books in it's approach. The reason I would only use it as supplemental though is that I feel some of the chapters don't review enough research articles. At times, the authors have selected a few studies an ignored pertinent ones.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 10: Coping with competition pressure