Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications (Int'l Ed)

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications (Int'l Ed)

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 182 x 230 x 24mm | 879.96g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0071086226
  • 9780071086226
  • 465,581

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
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About Richard H. Cox

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.
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