Handbook of Sport Psychology

Author: Gershon Tenenbaum,Robert C. Eklund

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470068243

Category: Psychology

Page: 1000

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Endorsed by the International Society of Sport Psychology, this classic reference draws on an international roster of experts and scholars in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this thorough, well-rounded, and accessible volume. It is completely updated to reflect the latest research and is an indispensable resource for any student or professional interested in the field of sport psychology.

Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology

Volume 2: Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology

Author: Joan C. Chrisler,Donald R. McCreary

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441914675

Category: Social Science

Page: 828

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Donald R. McCreary and Joan C. Chrisler The Development of Gender Studies in Psychology Studies of sex differences are as old as the ?eld of psychology, and they have been conducted in every sub?eld of the discipline. There are probably many reasons for the popularity of these studies, but three reasons seem to be most prominent. First, social psychological studies of person perception show that sex is especially salient in social groups. It is the ?rst thing people notice about others, and it is one of the things we remember best (Fiske, Haslam, & Fiske, 1991; Stangor, Lynch, Duan, & Glass, 1992). For example, people may not remember who uttered a witty remark, but they are likely to remember whether the quip came from a woman or a man. Second, many people hold ?rm beliefs that aspects of physiology suit men and women for particular social roles. Men’s greater upper body strength makes them better candidates for manual labor, and their greater height gives the impression that they would make good leaders (i. e. , people we look up to). Women’s reproductive capacity and the caretaking tasks (e. g. , breastfeeding, baby minding) that accompany it make them seem suitable for other roles that require gentleness and nurturance. Third, the logic that underlies hypothesis testing in the sciences is focused on difference. Researchers design their studies with the hope that they can reject the null hypothesis that experimental groups do not differ.

Exercise And Mental Health

Author: William P. Morgan,Stephen E. Goldston

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134916027

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

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Published in the year 1987, Exercise and Mental Health is a valuable contribution to the field of Counseling and School Pscyhology.

The Social Psychology of Sport

Author: Gordon W. Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461580633

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

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This book is written from the perspective of a social psychologist. As a conse quence, the topics covered in the upcoming chapters were chosen from among those traditionally of interest to the discipline of social psychology. A criterion for inclusion was the topic's usefulness in providing insights and/or understand ing ofthe social processes at work in sports settings. To this end, I have drawn ex tensively from mainstream journals in social psychology (e. g. , Journal of Per sonality and Social Psychology), and grounded the discussion of topics and issues on the methodologically sound studies/experiments they generally provide. There is also an equally strong interdisciplinary emphasis that features research from physical education, sociology, management science, and education. I have made a further attempt, not as successful as I would have liked, to incorporate a substan tial amount of the fine sports research that has been conducted overseas, particu larly in Europe and Australia. I am hopeful that in bringing together the works of international scholars from a variety of disciplines a clearer and balanced outline of this field will take shape. And now a word about the audience for this text and how to get the most from its pages. I would suggest that the reader have taken a course in social psychology following an introductory-level course. An introductory course in research methodology would also be helpful.

Benefits of Leisure

Author: Beverly L. Driver,Perry J. Brown,George L. Peterson

Publisher: Venture Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 483

View: 1811

Here is the book that defines state-of-the-art documentation in the benefits of recreation. Various chapters define the state-of-knowledge concerning recreation benefits including psychological measures, health measures, sociological measures, economic measures and environmental measures. Additionally, this book explores ways in which benefits of leisure are defined and measured from the standpoint of various disciplines. A useful book, not only to those who study recreation and leisure, but also for those who manage recreation, park, and leisure services.

Moral Development in the Professions

Psychology and Applied Ethics

Author: James R. Rest,Darcia Narv ez

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135693641

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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Every year in this country, some 10,000 college and university courses are taught in applied ethics. And many professional organizations now have their own codes of ethics. Yet social science has had little impact upon applied ethics. This book promises to change that trend by illustrating how social science can make a contribution to applied ethics. The text reports psychological studies relevant to applied ethics for many professionals, including accountants, college students and teachers, counselors, dentists, doctors, journalists, nurses, school teachers, athletes, and veterinarians. Each chapter begins with the research base of the cognitive-developmental approach--especially linked to Kohlberg and Rest's Defining Issues Test. Finally, the book summarizes recent research on the following issues: * moral judgment scores within and between professions, * pre- and post-test evaluations of ethics education programs, * moral judgment and moral behavior, * models of professional ethics education, and * models for developing new assessment tools. Researchers in different professional fields investigate different questions, develop different research strategies, and report different findings. Typically researchers of one professional field are not aware of research in other fields. An important aim of the present book is to bring this diverse research together so that cross-fertilization can occur and ideas from one field can transfer to another.

Physical Activity and Aging

Sixtieth Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, April 5-6, 1988

Author: American Academy of Physical Education. Meeting

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Medical

Page: 201

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Reports on the relationship between ageing and motor function, cardiovascular function and ageing, balance and ageing, the nervous system of the elderly, changes in the activity level of the elderly, possible reasons for activity level changes, and how such changes affect health and fitness.

American Academy of Physical Education Papers

Author: American Academy of Physical Education. Meeting

Publisher: American Academy of Physical Education

ISBN: 9780873222204

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 201

View: 6755


Aging and motor behavior

Author: Andrew C. Ostrow

Publisher: Brown & Benchmark Pub


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 339

View: 9649


Character psychology and character education

Author: Daniel K. Lapsley,F. Clark Power

Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr

ISBN: 9780268033712

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 418

Daniel K. Lapsley and F. Clark Power provides new perspective on the nature of character and moral education by utilizing insights from the disciplines of moral psychology and ethical theory.

Sport Psychology

January 1986 Through December 1988 : 576 Citations

Author: Joy S. Martyniuk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Athletes

Page: 45

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Foundations of Exercise Psychology

Author: Bonnie G. Berger,David Pargman,Robert Stephen Weinberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885693341

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 2353

'Foundations of Exercise Psychology' presents a summary of the information to date on the psychology of exercise and offers lucid suggestions for practice and future research. The contents of the book go well beyond past texts in the field and include some innovative and thought provoking chapters on little discussed topics in exercise psychology such as the meaning of exercise and the psychological and physical dangers when exercise goes awry. The range of populations examined includes women children dependent and habitual exercisers and participants throughout the life span. The book will help shape the direction of the field of exercise psychology for many years to come and it will do much to encourage young professionals to enter the field and to pursue further study. The text spends considerable time exploring the relationship between exercise and personality self-esteem self-concept mood alteration and motivation -- concepts and features of being human that are all intimately related. Students moving toward the exercise professions will gain a solid background in key issues surrounding exercise and health and make great strides forward in becoming competent and compassionate practitioners.

Psychology and Sociology of Sport

Current Selected Research

Author: Lee Vander Velden,James H. Humphrey

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: 9780404634025

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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