Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes

Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes




Sport Psychology presents an accessible overview of current research and debate in the psychology of sport and exercise. Combining important theoretical frameworks and current empirical evidence, it uses sporting examples to explain concepts and applications in a clear and engaging way. The history, background and theory of each topic is discussed, before putting theory into practice through the use of case studies and practical examples. Written by internationally renowned authors, this text is essential reading for students of sport psychology at all levels, whether as part of sport studies, sport science or psychology programmes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403904683
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 03/04/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

David Lavalle is a Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Loughborough University.

John Kremer is a Reader in Applied Social Psychology at Queen's University Belfast.

Aidan P. Morgan is the Head of the Department of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory, University College, Dublin.

Mark Williams is a Reader in Sports Science at the Research Institute for Sports and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University

Table of Contents

• Practicing Sport Psychology
• Imagery
• Motivation
• Concentration
• Anxiety
• Sport Expertise
• Acquiring Sport Skill
• Teams
• The Athlete's Career
• Exercise and Mental Health
• Index

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