Description Applied Sport Psychology was written to introduce readers to psychological theories and techniques that can be used to enhance performance and personal growth of sport participants from youth to elite levels. The four-part organization covers learning, motivation, and social interaction; mental training for performance enhancement; implementing training programs; and enhancing health and well-being. This edition reflects the latest research, practice, and anecdotal examples in applied sport psychology. Applied Sport Psychology is particularly well suited as a text for classes in applied sport psychology and psychology of coaching. The book is also a valuable reference for practicing coaches, sport psychologists, and psychologists.
Coverage of stress, anxiety, arousal theory, relaxation, and energizing techniques have been combined into a single chapter\
Chapters reflect the latest research, practice, and anecdotal examples in applied sport psychology to provide up-to-date examples that pique students’ interests.
New exercises and case studies help students to think more critically and to apply content to real-world situations
Written specifically for sport psychologists and coaches and provides in-depth coverage of applied issues--particularly psychological interventions for enhancing sport performance, personal growth, and exercise participation
Contributors who are well-known experts in their fields (46 contributors) provide content that commands respect from students and professors.
Comprehensive coverage of psychological theories, techniques, and issues relevant to enhancing personal growth, sport performance, and exercise participation
Integrated organization and writing style avoids the common disadvantage of disparate coverage and diverse writing styles sometimes found in edited textbooks. Writing focus, styles, and organization have been standardized as much as possible.
Examples cut across more than 40 sports and are frequently supplemented with hypothetical examples, exercises, and case studies created by the contributors to clarify appropriate applications. Examples greatly facilitate the translation of psychological theory and constructs into everyday practice.
Table of Contents
1. Sport Psychology: Past, Present, Future
Part 1: Learning, Motivation, and Social Interaction
2. Motor Skill Learning for Effective Coaching and Performance
3. A Positive Approach to Coaching Effectiveness and Performance Enhancement
4. The Motivational Climate, Athlete Motivation, and Implications for the Quality of Sport Engagement
5. The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Theory: When Coaches’ Expectations Become Reality
6. Leadership in Sport: The Critical Importance of Coach and Athlete Leadership
7. The Sport Team as an Effective Group
8. Communicating Effectively
Part 2: Mental Training for Performance Enhancement
9. Psychological Characteristics of Peak Performance
10. Increasing Awareness for Sport Performance
11. Goal Setting for Peak Performance
12. Understanding and Managing Stress in Sport
13. Understanding and Using Imagery in Sport
14. Cognitive Techniques for Building Confidence and Enhancing Performance
15. Concentration and Strategies for Controlling It
Part 3: Implementing Training Programs
16. Integrating and Implementing a Psychological Skills Training Program
17. Conducting Evidence Based Coach-Training Programs: A Social-Cognitive Approach
18. Gender, Diversity, and Cultural Competence
Part 4: Enhancing Health and Well-Being
19. When to Refer Athletes for Counseling or Psychotherapy
20. Drug Abuse in Sport: Causes and Cures
21. Athlete Burnout: An Individual and Organizational Phenomenon
22. Injury Risk and Rehabilitation: Psychological Considerations
23. Career Transition among Athletes: Is There Life after Sports?
24. Exercise Psychology