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Understanding Sport Psychology
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Understanding Sport Psychology



October 2021 | 298 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Sports Psychology is a popular area that has grown dramatically over the past few decades due to an increasing emphasis on the importance of psychology for athletic performance, engagement in exercise and in the business and industry of sport. This text is a concise, focussed overview of all the core concepts in sports psychology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Using key studies and evidence, this book explains and develops key topics, and acts as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is a stimulating and practical resource for sport and exercise students, sport coaches, and athletes alike, covering new developments within the field including: Social Identity Theory, Mental Health Awareness in Sport, Resilience and Mindfulness. With additional pedagogy including further reading, figures and diagrams to help visualise key theories, and case studies, Understanding Sport Psychology is essential reading for any student of sport psychology.
 
1: INTRODUCING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
1.1 The History of Sport Psychology

 
1.2 Practising Sport Psychology

 
1.3 Ethical Issues in Sport Psychology

 
1.4 Sport Psychology: Organisations, Sources and Resources

 
 
2: ANXIETY AND STRESS IN SPORT
2.5 Stress, Anxiety and Arousal

 
2.6 Measuring Stress and Anxiety

 
2.7 Pre-performance Routines

 
2.8 Choking Under Pressure

 
2.9 Coping Strategies

 
 
3: MOTIVATION AND COMMITMENT
3.10 Sport Participation Motives

 
3.11 Burnout and Dropout

 
3.12 Goal Setting

 
3.13 Fear of Failure and Need to Achieve

 
3.14 Self-Determination Theory

 
3.15 Achievement Goal Theory

 
3.16 Self-Efficacy and Perceived Competence

 
 
4: COGNITIVE PROCESSES IN SPORT
4.17 Mental Imagery

 
4.18 Mental Practice

 
4.19 Attention and Concentration

 
4.20 Positive Self-Talk and Thought Control

 
4.21 Mental Toughness

 
 
5: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT
5.22 Team Cohesion

 
5.23 Team Building

 
5.24 Causal Attribution

 
5.25 Social Facilitation and Social Loafing

 
5.26 Leadership and Management

 
5.27 Effective Coaching Styles

 
5.28 Home Advantage

 
5.29 Aggression

 
5.30 Fans and Spectators

 
5.31 Social Identity Theory

 
 
6: MOTOR SKILLS
6.32 Motor Development

 
6.33 Expertise

 
6.34 Decision-Making

 
6.35 Practising Motor Skills

 
6.36 Analysis and Measurement of Motor Performance

 
 
7: SPORT, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
7.37 Gender, Diversity and Inclusion

 
7.38 Overtraining and Exercise Addiction

 
7.39 Injury and Retirement

 
7.40 Mental Health Awareness in Sport

 
7.41 Mental Health Disorder in Sport

 
7.42 Resilience

 
7.43 Mindfulness and Wellbeing in Sport

 

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