Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications


By (author) Richard H. Cox

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 230mm x 24mm | 860g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071086226
  • ISBN 13: 9780071086226
  • Edition: 7
  • Edition statement: 7th International edition
  • Sales rank: 437,323

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Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications shows how concepts supported by current scientific research can be used to address issues and situations encountered everyday by physical activity specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes. This introduction to sport and exercise psychology addresses practical issues, such as dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress; developing coping, relaxation, motivation, and energizing strategies; understanding the effects of an audience on human performance; building team cohesion; and preventing burnout and other negative effects.

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Author information

Richard H. Cox received his PhD in Sport Psychology and Motor Learning from the University of Oregon in 1973 and his Master's and undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University in 1967 and 1968. Widely published in the areas of sport psychology, exercise psychology, and motor learning, Dr. Cox was a faculty member at Kansas State University for 12 years, Ball State University for 4 years, and is now in his 15th year at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has served as chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and chair of the Department of Education, School and Counseling Psychology and Director of the Sport Psychology program in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Cox is a Fellow in the Research Consortium of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and a Certified Consultant in the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.

Table of contents

PART I. Understanding Sport Psychology 1 Foundations of Sport Psychology 2 Personality as a Core Characteristic of the Athlete PART II. Motivation in Sport and Exercise 3 Self-Confidence and Intrinsic Motivation 4 Goal Perspective Theory 5 Youth Sports PART III. Effects of Attention, Emotion, and Mood on Performance 6 Attention and Concentration in Sport and Exercise 7 Anxiety, Stress, and Mood Relationships 8 Alternatives to Inverted-U Theory PART IV.Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions 9 Coping and Intervention Strategies in Sport 10 Goal Setting in Sport 11 Imagery and Hypnosis in Sport 12 Psychological Skills Training PART V. Social Psychology of Sport 13 Aggression and Violence in Sport 14 Audience and Self-Presentation Effects in Sport 15 Team Cohesion in Sport 16 Leadership and Communication in Sport PART VI. Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise 17 Exercise Psychology 18 The Psychology of Athletic Injuries and Career Termination 19 Drug Abuse in Sport and Exercise