Sports Psychology Basics

Author: Andrew Caruso
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ISBN: 1591640830
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"For serious players and coaches. Relaxation and focus techniques, imagery/visualization/simulation; science instead of guesswork."--Cover.

Sport Psychology

Author: David Tod
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317684389
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Sport Psychology: The Basics provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental ideas at the heart of Sport Psychology today. It examines the links between sport participants’ behaviours, their personality and their environment to identify the factors which affect performance. Exploring theory and practice, it uses case studies to illustrate how key areas of theory are applied within a sport psychologist’s practice, answering such questions as: What is sport psychology and what do sport psychologists do? What factors affect sporting performance? Which psychological characteristics are associated with achievement in sport? How can performance be improved by using theory? With a glossary of key terms, suggestions for further study and ideas for improving performance, Sport Psychology: The Basics is an ideal introduction for students of sport and coaches who would like to know more about how sport psychologists address questions about human behaviour in sport.

Sport Psychology The Basics

Author: Rhonda Cohen
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408182173
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This comprehensive and accessible resource can be used as textbook or a self-help book and is aimed at students, athletes, coaches, sport scientists or indeed any-one looking to enhance their performance, whatever their sport or activity. The psychological concepts may even be useful for those working in business. It covers the key topics in sport psychology, but also addresses current issues such as talent identification, mental toughness, risk taking, stress management, mindfulness, gender issues, sporting injuries and the use of social media. It contains examples from a multitude of sports around the world, and new developing areas such as strength and conditioning, extreme sport and combat sports. Recognising the importance for the reader to fully understand the topic in order to apply this knowledge, the book provides a comprehensive overview of each topic before presenting practical applications as well as recommending online resources. Every chapter focuses around answering key questions integral to each topic within sports psychology, helping the reader to progress in their understanding of the theory and learning how to apply it. Sports used as examples include: Football (soccer), rugby, tennis, cricket, motorsport, swimming, winter sports, weight lifting, martial arts, athletics (track & field), baseball, and American football.

Sport Psychology A Complete Introduction

Author: John Perry
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473608473
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Sport Psychology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way sports psychology is taught on many university courses, and is split into theory and application. Chapters in the first part include coverage of essential personality traits, including mental toughness, confidence, motivation and character. The chapters on applied sports psychology cover topics such as assessment, working with groups, skills training, coping techniques and working with coaches and children. There is also substantial coverage of measurement questionnaires, skills and routes to practice. Sport Psychology employs the 'Breakthrough Method' to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you're studying for an exam or just for your own interest. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you'll face as learn new concepts and skills. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Sports Psychology A Complete Introduction

Author: John Perry
Editor: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781473608467
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Sports Psychology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way sports psychology is taught on many university courses, and is split into theory and application. Chapters in the first part include coverage of essential personality traits, including mental toughness, confidence, motivation and character. The chapters on applied sports psychology cover topics such as assessment, working with groups, skills training, coping techniques and working with coaches and children. There is also substantial coverage of measurement questionnaires, skills and routes to practice. Sports Psychology employs the "Breakthrough method" to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you?re studing for an exam or just for your own interst. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you?ll face as learn new concepts and skills.

Exam Prep For Sports Psychology Basics

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Pure Sport

Author: John Kremer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134157606
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Are you "only as good as your last game"? Is it really just a matter of "keeping your eye on the ball"? Pure Sport: Practical Sport Psychology explains in everyday language the whys and wherefores of contemporary sport psychology – pinpointing what works and what doesn’t when it comes to performance enhancement. As the title suggests, Pure Sport goes back to basics by highlighting practical concerns for those who are involved with competitive sport at every level – from junior club to international élite. Drawing on their considerable experience as both academic researchers and applied sport psychologists, the authors present a powerful array of techniques for channelling and harnessing mental skills with the goal of improving sporting performance. The interventions that they describe have all been tried and tested in competitive settings, but here, for the first time, the psychological techniques underlying them are brought together in a single volume that uniquely blends sound theory with good practice. Liberally sprinkled with practical examples, evocative photographs and clear diagrams, Pure Sport is essential reading for anyone with an active involvement or interest in sport. It will help coaches, teams and sports people alike to develop their mental edge and so realise their true potential in sport and through sport.

Become Unstoppable Basics Of Sport And Exercise Psychology

Author: Fakten Ratgeber
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Become unstoppable - basics of sports and movement psychologyWith the iron will of an Arnold Schwarzenegger to success! Have you ever set yourself a goal that you ultimately failed at? Have you ever looked at the people who manage to achieve everything in life and wondered how these people, people like you, can be so successful? Have you ever been jealous of the people who have their dream body, their dream woman or their dream job? Then you have discovered the right thing for you! In this book you will learn the secret of all success! Motivation! With the help of sports psychology, we use examples of successful top athletes to find out how you can manage to be as motivated as an Arnold Schwarzenegger! That sounds much too easy? With this book it is.This book will show you how to. . . To build a motivational force that allows you to sweep away any obstacle To build your self-confidence. sports psychological analysis of motivation. to develop mental strength to attack every day with joy and enthusiasm to use a positive mental attitude to achieve more to use the power of positive self-talk to be a positive leader for your family and your team to become the person you were born to be. and much more. . . Bonus: Concrete schedule according to the Rubicon model This book reveals the skills that will enable you to take your life into your own hands and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way. The key to happiness is unwavering motivation! Become unstoppable!!

Sport Psych For Coaches

Author: Cathy Martin
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Mindfulness And Sport Psychology For Athletes Consider Awareness Your Most Important Mental Tool

Author: Colleen M. Hathaway DC
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257356038
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This quick read book is an excellent resource for any athlete hoping to learn the basics of mindfulness and mental performance tools. A simple read and an endless resource to help you tap into your inner awareness. Once you train your mind to be in the present moment your efficiency and athletic potential increase exponentially.

Doing Exercise Psychology

Author: Mark B. Andersen
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585041
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According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, “If exercise could be packaged into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” Yet the incorporation of physical activity into a regular routine proves difficult for many. Bringing together a field of experts, Doing Exercise Psychology uses applied theories alongside authentic client interactions to address the challenging psychological components of physical activity. Doing Exercise Psychology helps students understand how to build connections with individual clients, strengthen the professional relationship through listening, and understand clients’ needs. The text features diverse topics, bridging health psychology and exercise psychology and demonstrating the increasingly important role of physical activity in overall wellness and health. The first chapter is devoted to the development of mindfulness as a practitioner, while another addresses the difficulties professionals encounter with their own inactivity, encouraging self-reflection in order to be more helpful and open with clients. A key feature of many chapters in Doing Exercise Psychology is the in-the-trenches dialogue between practitioner and client, accompanied by follow-up commentary on what went right and what went wrong in particular sessions. Through these real-world scenarios, students will witness firsthand the methods that are most effective in communicating with clients. The text also explores complex questions such as these: • What are the implications and consequences of using exercise as a component of psychological therapies? • How can practitioners help clients with impaired movement abilities as a result of chronic conditions or illness embrace physical activity as part of their therapy or their lives? • How can exercise be incorporated in therapies to change nutrition, smoking, and alcohol habits? • Why are some exercise protocols that are extremely effective for some but not for others? • How can relationships, interrelatedness, and attunement to others be vehicles for healthy change in whatever kind of therapy is being done? The book is arranged so that information flows progressively, covering major themes early and then applying them to the field. Part I introduces the relationship-building motif by covering the variety of relationships that one might find in exercise and physical activity settings. Part II addresses specific conditions and behavior change, with suggestions for encouraging activity in those who are also working to quit smoking, reduce alcohol consumption, or modify their nutrition habits. Part III deals directly with chronic and major medical conditions that professionals will contend with on a regular basis, including cancer, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis. Part IV delves into the dark side of exercise, such as overtraining, exercise dependence, and eating disorders. A growing and exciting area of study, exercise psychology covers all the psychosocial, intra- and interpersonal, and cultural variables that come into play when people get together and exercise. Students and practitioners who work with individuals in exercise settings will find Doing Exercise Psychology a vital resource to refer to repeatedly in their practice.

Introduction To Sport Psychology

Author: Ema Geron
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The Sport Psychologist

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Get Psyched

Author: Bill Conn
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ISBN: 9780595368693
File Size: 12,66 MB
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Get Psyched is a great book for those who want a quick and easy tool to learn the basic principles, theories, and concepts of psychology. The basic topics of personality, intelligence, development, mental disorders and treatments, emotion, and social psychology are all covered. But as an extra feature you will not find in most psychology books is the additional information on how to evaluate your dreams, understand the background of our American serial killers, how to interpret handwriting, and some basic concepts in sports psychology.For the student this is an excellent resource to put the subject of psychology into simple and easy to read form. For the everyday reader that wants to get a quick reference on psychology topics, you do not have to spend hours going through a 500-page textbook. And for a high school teacher this is an inexpensive and easy way to teach this interesting subject. This provides you with the framework of information that you can add your own experiences and explanations.Hope you enjoy reading Get Psyched as I had writing it. Teaching psychology has been a great joy in my life and this is the icing on the cake.

International Journal Of Sport Psychology

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Best Practice For Youth Sport

Author: Robin S. Vealey
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585467
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Although the physical and psychological benefits of youth participating in sport are evident, the increasing professionalization and specialization of youth sport, primarily by coaches and parents, are changing the culture of youth sport and causing it to erode the ideal mantra: “It’s all about the kids.” In Best Practice for Youth Sport, readers will gain an appreciation of an array of issues regarding youth sport. This research-based text is presented in a practical manner, with examples from current events that foster readers’ interest and class discussion. The content is based on the principle of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), which can be defined as engaging in decisions, behaviors, and policies that meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of children and youth based on their ages and maturational levels. This groundbreaking resource covers a breadth of topics, including bone development, burnout, gender and racial stereotypes, injuries, motor behavior, and parental pressures. Written by Robin S. Vealey and Melissa A. Chase, the 16 chapters of Best Practice for Youth Sport are divided into four parts. Part I, Youth Sport Basics, provides readers with the fundamental knowledge and background related to the history, evolution, and organization of youth sport. Part II, Maturation and Readiness for Youth Sport Participants, is the core of understanding how and why youth sport is different from adult sport. This part details why it is important to know when youth are ready to learn and compete. Part III, Intensity of Participation in Youth Sport, examines the appropriateness of physical and psychological intensity at various developmental stages and the potential ramifications of overtraining, overspecialization, overstress, and overuse. The text concludes with part IV, Social Considerations in Youth Sport, which examines how youth sport coaches and parents can help create a supportive social environment so that children can maximize the enjoyment and benefits from youth sport. In addition to 14 appendixes, activities, glossaries, study questions, and other resources that appear in Best Practice for Youth Sport, the textbook is enhanced with instructor ancillaries: a test package, image bank, and instructor guide that features a syllabus, additional study questions and learning activities, tips on teaching difficult concepts, and additional readings and resources. These specialized resources ensure that instructors will be ready for each class session with engaging materials. Ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/BestPracticeForYouthSport. Best Practice for Youth Sport provides readers with knowledge of sport science concerning youth sport and engages them through the use of anecdotes, activities, case studies, and practical strategies. Armed with the knowledge from this text, students, coaches, parents, administrators, and others will be able to become active agents of social change in structuring and enhancing youth sport programs to meet the unique developmental needs of children, making the programs athlete centered rather than adult centered so that they truly are all about the kids.

Sports Science A Complete Introduction Teach Yourself

Author: Simon Rea
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473614902
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Written by a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness with over ten years' experience in teaching and devising degree modules, Sports Science: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. Each chapter covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science. Starting with key points in anatomy and physiology, it covers sports psychology, biomechanics and also introduces sports nutrition, as well as how to plan research in sport. It is structured to mirror the way sports science is taught on many first year undergraduate and foundation degree courses. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science.

Sport Psychology

Author: Arnold D. LeUnes
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Covers the sport psychology with a balance between theory and application. This book features a pedagogical program including the applied vignettes, chapter outlines, key terms with glossary, chapter summaries, student-oriented suggested readings, and several tables and figures to visually summarize the key concepts.