Performance Psychology

Performance Psychology : Perception, Action, Cognition, and Emotion

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This book integrates findings from across domains in performance psychology to focus on core research on what influences peak and non-peak performance. The book explores basic and applied research identifying cognition-action interactions, perception-cognition interactions, emotion-cognition interactions, and perception-action interactions. The book explores performance in sports, music, and the arts both for individuals and teams/groups, looking at the influence of cognition, perception, personality, motivation and drive, attention, stress, coaching, and age. This comprehensive work includes contributions from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.57mm | 700g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128033770
  • 9780128033777
  • 806,071

Table of contents


Section A What is Performance Psychology?

1. The Building Blocks of Performance: An Overview Markus Raab

2. Theoretical Framework of Performance Psychology: An Action Theory Perspective Jurgen R. Nitsch and Dieter Hackfort

3. Measurement Considerations in Performance Psychology Gershon Tenenbaum and Edson Filho

4. Applications within Performance Psychology Terry Clark and Aaron Williamon

Section B Performance Phenomena of Cognitive-Action Interaction

5. Bridging the Gap between Action and Cognition: An Overview Babett Helen Lobinger

6. Improving Performance by Means of Action-Cognition Coupling in Athletes and Coaches Gloria B. Solomon

7. Music Performance: Expectations, Failures, and Prevention Eckart Altenmuller and Christos I. Ioannou

8. Motor Imagery and Mental Training in Older Adults Michael Kalicinski, Monika Thomas and Babett Lobinger

Section C Dysfunctional Learning, Errors, and Other Performance Phenomena of Perception-Cognition Interactions

9. Bridging the Gap between Perception and Cognition: An Overview Sven Hoffmann

10. Performance and Error Monitoring: Causes and Consequences Sven Hoffmann

11. Committing Errors as a Consequence of an Adverse Focus of Attention Daniel Schneider

12. Lifestyle and Interventions for Improving Cognitive Performance in Older Adults Patrick D. Gajewski and Michael Falkenstein

Section D Self-Other Perceptions and Other Performance Phenomena of Perception-Action Interactions

13. Bridging the Gap between Perception and Action: An Overview Alexandra Pizzera

14. Capturing Motion for Enhancing Performance: An Embodied Cognition Perspective on Sports and the Performing Arts Vassilis Sevdalis and Clemens Woellner

15. Auditory Action Perception Christian Kennel and Alexandra Pizzera

16. Visual Perception in Expert Action Rita de Oliveira

Section E Performance under Pressure of Individuals or Teams and Other Performance Phenomena of Emotion-Cognition Interactions

17. Bridging the Gap between Emotion and Cognition: An Overview Sylvain Laborde

18. Performing under Pressure: Influence of Personality- Trait-Like Individual Differences Emma Mosley and Sylvain Laborde

19. The Influence of Hormonal Stress on Performance Franziska Lautenbach and Sylvain Laborde

20. Performing under Pressure: High-Level Cognition in High-Pressure Environments K. Werner

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About Markus Raab

Professor Markus Raab (GSU) is Head of the Institute of Psychology at the German Sport University and Head of the Performance Psychology Department. Additionally, he is Research Professor of Psychology at London South Bank University, UK. The main focus of the research programme in performance psychology is on judgement and decision making in sports, health and peak performance. He favours a simple heuristic approach and an embodied cognition approach to understanding the interaction of sensorimotor and cognitive behaviour from a psychological perspective. Prof. Raab has about 80 scientific publications in well to highly ranked journals, was awarded by European and international scientific associations and has supervised 10 PhDs in graduate schools or in individual supervision.
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