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Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology

May 2011 | 240 pages | Learning Matters
This is a comprehensive and accessible text on exercise and sport psychology for students on sport science/sport and exercise science degrees. It adopts an integrated, thematic approach and covers all the required theory, concepts and research, accompanied by case studies to illustrate the applied nature of the material being covered. The book is split into two major sections, covering exercise psychology and sport psychology, and each chapter supports students as they progress from clear introductory material to more advanced discussions.
Introduction to sport and exercise psychology
Part 1: Exercise psychology
Physical inactivity: effects and determinants
Physical inactivity: the role of the self
Becoming active: models and motives
Changing and maintaining physical activity
Being active: negative effects
Being active: harmful effects
Part 2: Sport psychology
Training for competition: individual factors
Training for competition: social factors
Coping with competition pressure
Coping with adversity: injury and burnout
Achieving peak performance and excellence in competition
Putting it all together: applying sport psychology
Answers to Learning Actvities

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.

Mr John Perry
Sport, Health, Leisure and Nutrition, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
April 22, 2013

Additional resource tool for reference

Mr Keith Hennessy
Education , Limerick Institute of Technology
February 4, 2013

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.

Dr Duncan Mascarenhas
Sport and Exercise Sciences, Glyndwr University
December 5, 2012

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.

Dr Andrew Balsdon
Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 10, 2012

does not related to any specific course.

Dr Marilyn Kirshbaum
Nursing and Health Studies, Huddersfield University
September 6, 2012

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.

Mr Jim Lowther
School of Sports Studies, Ulster University
January 25, 2012

A solid bridging text to allow foundation students to progress towards more advanced texts.

Mr Jamie Sims
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Chichester University
January 17, 2012

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.

Mr John Perry
Sport, Health, Leisure and Nutrition, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
January 17, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 10: Coping with competition pressure