Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Introductory textbook for sport and exercise psychology courses; ideal for students pursuing a career as a sport psychologist, coach, physical educator, fitness instructor, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or sports medicine professional. Also a reference for libraries and sport psychologists.
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  • Mixed media product | 664 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 35.56mm | 2,064g
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • Sixth Edition
  • 65 colour illustrations, 79 colour illustrations
  • 1450469817
  • 9781450469814
  • 65,214

Table of contents

Part I. Beginning Your Journey

Chapter 1. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Defining Sport and Exercise Psychology

Specializing in Sport Psychology

Distinguishing Between Two Specialties

Reviewing the History of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Focusing on Sport and Exercise Psychology Around the World

Learning Aids

Chapter 2. Science and Professional Practice of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Bridging Science and Practice

Choosing From Many Sport and Exercise Psychology Orientations

Understanding Present and Future Trends

Learning Aids

Part II. Learning About Participants

Chapter 3. Personality and Sport

Defining Personality

Understanding Personality Structure

Studying Personality From Six Viewpoints

Measuring Personality

Using Psychological Measures

Focusing on Personality Research

Examining Cognitive Strategies and Success

Identifying Your Role in Understanding Personality

Learning Aids

Chapter 4. Motivation

Defining Motivation

Reviewing Three Approaches to Motivation

Building Motivation With Five Guidelines

Developing a Realistic View of Motivation

Understanding Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness

Identifying Four Theories of Achievement Motivation

Developing Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness

Using Achievement Motivation in Professional Practice

Learning Aids

Chapter 5. Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety

Defining Arousal and Anxiety

Measuring Arousal and Anxiety

Defining Stress and Understanding the Stress Process

Identifying Sources of Stress and Anxiety

Connecting Arousal and Anxiety to Performance

Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice

Learning Aids

Part III. Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments

Chapter 6. Competition and Cooperation

Defining Competition and Cooperation

Viewing Competition as a Process

Reviewing Studies of Competition and Cooperation

Determining Whether Competition Is Good or Bad

Enhancing Cooperation

Learning Aids

Chapter 7. Feedback, Reinforcement, and Intrinsic Motivation

Principles of Reinforcement

Approaches to Influencing Behavior

Guidelines for Using Positive Reinforcement

Guidelines for Using Punishment

Behavior Modification in Sport

Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Rewards

Cognitive Evaluation Theory

How Extrinsic Rewards Affect Intrinsic Motivation in Sport

Strategies for Increasing Intrinsic Motivation

Flow-A Special Case of Intrinsic Motivation

Learning Aids

Chapter 8. Diversity and Inclusion

Definition of Culture, Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence

Diversity and Inclusion Research in Sport and Exercise

Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

Strategies for Diversifying Sport and Physical Activity and Creating Inclusive Environments

Learning Aids

Part IV. Focusing on Group Processes

Chapter 9. Team Dynamics and Cohesion

Recognizing the Difference Between Groups and Teams

Identifying Three Theories of Group Development

Understanding Group Structure

Creating an Effective Team Climate

Maximizing Individual Performance in Team Sports

Definition of Cohesion

Conceptual Model of Cohesion

Tools for Measuring Cohesion

Relationship Between Cohesion and Performance

Other Factors Associated With Cohesion

Strategies for Enhancing Cohesion

Guidelines for Building Team Cohesion

Learning Aids

Chapter 10. Leadership

Definition of Leadership

Approaches to Studying Leadership

Sport-Oriented Interactional Approaches to Leadership

Research on the Multidimensional Model of Sport Leadership

Leadership Training Interventions

Four Components of Effective Leadership

The Art of Leadership

Learning Aids

Chapter 11. Communication

Understanding the Communication Process

Sending Messages Effectively

Receiving Messages Effectively

Recognizing Breakdowns in Communication

Improving Communication

Dealing With Confrontation and Conflict

Delivering Constructive Criticism

Learning Aids

Part V. Improving Performance

Chapter 12. Introduction to Psychological Skills Training

What Psychological Skills Training Entails

Why PST Is Important

Why Sport and Exercise Participants Neglect PST

Myths About PST

PST Knowledge Base

PST Effectiveness

Three Phases of PST Programs

Self-Regulation: The Ultimate Goal of PST

Who Should Conduct PST Programs

When to Implement a PST Program

PST Program Development

Common Problems in Implementing PST Programs

Learning Aids

Chapter 13. Arousal Regulation

Increasing Self-Awareness of Arousal

Using Anxiety Reduction Techniques

Exploring the Matching Hypothesis

Coping With Adversity

Using Arousal-Inducing Techniques

Learning Aids

Chapter 14. Imagery

Defining Imagery

Uses of Imagery

Evidence of Imagery's Effectiveness

Imagery in Sport: Where, When, Why, and What

Factors Affecting the Effectiveness of Imagery

How Imagery Works

Keys to Effective Imagery

How to Develop an Imagery Training Program

When to Use Imagery

Learning Aids

Chapter 15. Self-Confidence

Defining Self-Confidence

Understanding How Expectations Influence Performance

Examining Self-Efficacy Theory

Assessing Self-Confidence

Building Self-Confidence

Learning Aids

Chapter 16. Goal Setting

Definition of Goals

Effectiveness of Goal Setting

Principles of Goal Setting

Development of Group Goals

Design of a Goal-Setting System

Common Problems in Goal Setting

Learning Aids

Chapter 17. Concentration

Defining Concentration

Explaining Attentional Focus: Three Processes

Connecting Concentration to Optimal Performance

Identifying Types of Attentional Focus

Recognizing Attentional Problems

Using Self-Talk to Enhance Concentration

Assessing Attentional Skills

Improving Concentration

Learning Aids

Part VI. Enhancing Health and Well-Being

Chapter 18. Exercise and Psychological Well-Being

Reducing Anxiety and Depression With Exercise

Understanding the Effect of Exercise on Psychological Well-Being

Changing Personality and Cognitive Functioning With Exercise

Enhancing Quality of Life With Exercise

Examining the Runner's High

Using Exercise as an Adjunct to Therapy

Learning Aids

Chapter 19. Exercise Behavior and Adherence

Reasons to Exercise

Reasons for Not Exercising

Problem of Exercise Adherence

Theories and Models of Exercise Behavior

Determinants of Exercise Adherence

Settings for Exercise Interventions

Strategies for Enhancing Adherence to Exercise

Guidelines for Improving Exercise Adherence

Learning Aids

Chapter 20. Athletic Injuries and Psychology

What Is Injury?

Causes of Injury

Relationship Between Stress and Injury

Other Psychologically Based Explanations for Injury

Psychological Reactions to Exercise and Athletic Injuries

Role of Sport Psychology in Injury Rehabilitation

Identify Athletes and Exercisers Who Are at Risk for Injury

Learning Aids

Chapter 21. Addictive and Unhealthy Behaviors

Eating Disorders

Substance Abuse

Addiction to Exercise

Compulsive Gambling

Learning Aids

Chapter 22. Burnout and Overtraining

Definitions of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout

Frequency of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout

Models of Burnout

Factors Leading to Athlete Overtraining and Burnout

Symptoms of Overtraining and Burnout

Ways to Measure Burnout

Burnout in Sport Professionals

Treatment and Prevention of Burnout

Learning Aids

Part VII. Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development

Chapter 23. Children and Sport Psychology

Importance of Studying the Psychology of Young Athletes

Children's Reasons for Participation and Nonparticipation

Role of Friends in Youth Sport

Stress and Burnout in Children's Competitive Sport

Effective Coaching Practices for Young Athletes

Role of Parents

Learning Aids

Chapter 24. Aggression in Sport

Defining Aggression

Understanding the Causes of Aggression

Examining Aggression in Sport

Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice

Learning Aids

Chapter 25. Character Development and Good Sporting Behavior

Defining Character, Fair Play, and Good Sporting Behavior

Developing Character and Good Sporting Behavior

Examining Moral Development Research

Understanding the Connection Between Moral Reasoning and Moral Behavior

Hazing and Bullying in Sport

Studying the Connection Between Character Development and Physical Activity

Guiding Practice in Character Development

Learning Aids
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About Robert S. Weinberg

Robert S. Weinberg, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education, health, and sport studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has more than 40 years of experience in both the scholarly and applied aspects of sport psychology. He has written numerous research articles, including more than 150 refereed articles in scholarly journals, as well as books, book chapters, and applied articles for coaches, athletes, and exercisers.

Weinberg was voted one of the top 10 sport psychologists in North America by his peers. He is past president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He is also a certified AASP consultant, consulting with athletes of all sports and ages.

Weinberg was named a Distinguished Scholar at Miami University in 2005. In addition, he was the editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and was voted Outstanding Faculty Member in the School of Education and Allied Professions at Miami University in 1998. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and gardening.

Daniel Gould, PhD, is the director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and a professor in the department of kinesiology at Michigan State University. He has taught sport psychology for more than 35 years. An active researcher, Gould was the founding coeditor of The Sport Psychologist and has published more than 200 articles on sport psychology. He is best known for conducting applied research that links research and practice.

Gould was voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America and is internationally known, having presented his work in more than 30 countries. When on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he received the university's coveted Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, an all-campus teaching honor. He is certified as a consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

Gould is the former president of AASP and SHAPE America's Sport Psychology Academy. In addition to teaching sport psychology, he is extensively involved in coaching education, from youth sports to Olympic competition. He also serves as a mental skills training consultant for professional, Olympic, and world-class athletes. In recent years he has served as an executive coach for business leaders interested in enhancing their organizations' performance.

He lives in Okemos, Michigan, with his wife, Deb. He is a proud father of two sons, Kevin and Brian. In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, doing fitness activities, and spending time with his family.
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