The Sport Psychologist

Number 2 - June 2008

Author: Ian Maynard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780736061018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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The Sport Psychologist's Handbook

A Guide for Sport-Specific Performance Enhancement

Author: Joaquin Dosil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470863579

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 732

View: 8675

A practical handbook for sports psychologists that outlines the most effective interventions for athletes across a variety of sports. A practical manual for the growing force of sports psychologists helping today's athletes to unprecedented levels of application and success Offers specific guidance on the psychological assessment of athletes, uniquely presented in an accessible sport-by-sport format Written by an experienced practicing sports psychologist and author, who draws on his own methods and experience in the field
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Doing Sport Psychology

Author: Mark B. Andersen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736000864

Category: Education

Page: 293

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Mark B. Andersen examines authentic examples of sport psychologists at work to teach readers how to use their knowledge of sport psychology in an effective and efficient manner.
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Coach, athlete, and the sport psychologist

Author: Peter Klavora,Juri Vrzesnevski Daniel,University of Toronto. School of Physical and Health Education

Publisher: University of Toronto, School of Physical and Health Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 315

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Being a Sport Psychologist

Author: Richard Keegan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137300906

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 1944

In this approachable and accessible guide, Richard Keegan explores and illustrates the key roles that effective sport psychologists perform. With a wealth of practical advice, real-world examples, engaging anecdotes, and an integrated case study, this is the best possible resource for anyone interested in a career in sport psychology.
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Becoming a Sport Psychologist

Author: Paul McCarthy,Marc Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113631797X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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Sport psychology is a competitive profession with rigorous and demanding entry routes in terms of education, training and accreditation. Once qualified, the sport psychology practitioner will face complex, day-to-day professional challenges of the kind not always covered in conventional sport psychology textbooks. Becoming a Sport Psychologist is the first book to reveal the reality of working in sport psychology through the personal perspectives and narratives of some of the world’s leading sport psychologists, top professionals with many years experience of working at every level of sport, from amateur to elite, in consulting and support roles, and in sport psychology research. With each chapter focusing on a key issue or issues in professional practice, each contributing psychologist discusses their own education, training and professional experience, their personal motivation and their approach to consulting and delivery, helping the reader to develop a rounded understanding of how to succeed in sport psychology. The book also explores key professional issues such as intervention style, work-life balance and the commercial aspects of sport psychology practice not covered in other books, plus it offers a summary of typical education and training routes and additional information on professional organisations and accreditation schemes. Becoming a Sport Psychologist is invaluable reading for anybody considering a career in sport psychology, or any practising sport psychologist looking to extend and develop their professional skills.
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Applied Sport Psychology

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Brian Hemmings,Tim Holder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470745037

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Taking a refreshingly different approach to the subject, this new textbook uses original case studies of psychological support work with individual athletes and groups to illustrate the underlying theory and inform the reader of cutting edge practice in the field. It addresses ‘real world’ issues and helps the student understand the problems and challenges that the sport psychologist faces and is employed to resolve. The book begins by exploring the use of case studies as a professional method for disseminating applied knowledge and practice in sport psychology. The remaining chapters constitute the core of the book: the case studies themselves. Each case study demonstrates scientific rigour in reporting the background information, initial assessment, intervention and monitoring, evaluation of the intervention, and also considers consultant effectiveness through reflective practice. The chapters also contain summaries and an accompanying set of questions for students. Written by a team of experienced practitioners this book shows how sport psychology actually works in practice. As such it will prove invaluable to students of sport psychology in both sport and exercise science and psychology programmes. It will also be an extremely useful resource for coaches and sports professionals undergoing training in sport psychology.
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Frameworks for Sport Psychologists

Enhancing Sport Performance

Author: Karen Lee Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780736000147

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

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Many traditional psychology texts devote significant coverage to psychological theory. In Frameworks for Sport Psychologists,author Karen L. Hill highlights five popular theoretical models and demonstrates how they can be applied in helping athletes to improve their performance. Demonstrating how theoretical models work, Hill introduces the hypothetical case of a struggling professional golfer, Lisa "The Cheetah" Irons. Through this case study, readers learn how each theory assists the sport psychologist in interpreting Lisa's thoughts, emotions, and actions and how to create a plan of action for performance enhancement. The text follows a progression of -learning about each of the five theories, -learning how each theory is applied to a single case, -applying the same theory to other cases, and -writing an original case. In addition to the ongoing case study of Lisa "The Cheetah" Irons, each chapter includes an additional case, providing the reader further opportunity to apply the theories to real process plan. Frameworks for Sport Psychologistsoffers the reader a practical look at sport psychology through its unique blend of theory and practice.
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Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology

A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners

Author: Stephanie J. Hanrahan,Mark B. Andersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136966668

Category: Psychology

Page: 584

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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology is a definitive guide to the theory and practice of applied sport psychology. It goes further than any other book in surveying the full variety of issues that practising sport psychologists will confront in their working lives. It introduces the most important tools and skills that psychologists will need to be truly helpful to their clients, and it also adopts a holistic definition of the role of the sport psychologist, explaining how effective counselling, assessment, and therapeutic models can add important extra dimensions to professional practice. The book is divided into seven thematic sections, addressing: counselling assessment theoretical and therapeutic models issues for the individual athlete, from injury and overtraining to depression issues for teams, from conflict resolution to travel working with special populations mental skills, such as imagery, goal setting, and concentration. Moving beyond the traditional tracks of clinical psychology and performance enhancement, the authors in this book argue convincingly that psychologists would benefit from attempting to understand athletes’ social and familial contexts – their health, happiness, and interpersonal dynamics in the broadest sense – if they are to serve their clients’ best interests. With contributions from many of the world’s leading sport psychologists, and with clear descriptions of best practice in each chapter, the Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology is essential reading for all serious students and practitioners of sport psychology, counselling, applied sport science, health psychology, and related fields.
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Advances in Sport Psychology

Author: Thelma S. Horn

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736057356

Category: Medical

Page: 499

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The updated third edition of Advances in Sport Psychologyoffers a view of the latest research in the field of sport psychology. The text is written by 34 of the field's most prolific researchers and scholars, including Maureen Weiss, Shane Murphy, and Albert Carron. These contributors extend the boundaries that have defined the field and provide a clear direction for future research. This third edition has been completely revised to reflect the advances that have occurred in the field within the past several years. The text provides readers with a complete picture of current research and emerging topics in sport psychology while challenging researchers to examine the factors that keep this discipline growing. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, provides a fresh look at sport psychology with these features: -Four new chapters on qualitative research methods, achievement goal theories, self-confidence, and family and peer influences -Significant revisions of the second-edition chapters, along with more concise overviews of individual topics -An analysis and synthesis of the state of knowledge for each topic and a discussion of future research directions The text focuses on the most important and active areas of current research, which recognize the merging of individual and socioenvironmental factors in making sense of sport performance and behavior. Each chapter includes a definition of terms, an explanation of the chapter's scope, and an outline of the sections. The author then provides a review of the available research and theory on the chapter's main topic, analyzes the state of knowledge in the area, and devotes significant space to future research directions. The book is divided into four parts. Part Ioffers a comprehensive introduction to the field, including definitions, history, and research paradigms and methodologies. Part IIexplores individual characteristics that affect sport participants' behavior, including self-perceptions, attributional patterns and perceptions of control, motivational orientations, and achievement goal perspectives. Part IIIexplores socioenvironmental factors that affect sport participants' behaviors. Part IVdelves into the research and theory concerning intervention techniques used for enhancing performance and modifying athletes' behaviors, including imagery and mental rehearsal, attentional processes, goal setting, and flow and peak performance. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, offers a new and thorough understanding of where sport psychology has been, where it is now, and where it is headed. This text will help students prepare and conduct their own research, and it will be a great reference for professionals who want to stay on the cutting-edge of the field.
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Therapy and Beyond

Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Author: Martin Milton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470797584

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

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Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience
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Applying Sport Psychology

Four Perspectives

Author: Jim Taylor,Gregory Scott Wilson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736045124

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Imagine being in a room with more than 20 renowned researchers and consultants in sport psychology, who are giving advice to elite coaches and athletes. The sport psychologists delve into numerous topics, such as goal setting, mental imagery, routines, team cohesion, and the coach–athlete relationship. The coaches and athletes augment the recommendations by sharing their perspectives and experiences on each topic. Together, these researchers, consultants, coaches, and athletes bridge the gap between theory and practice in a way that has never been done before. This hypothetical room has been created in Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives.In each chapter four experts present their perspectives based on the current research and their understanding of the topics. Coaches and athletes relate that research to their real-world experiences, providing tips based on what has worked for them on and off the field or court to improve their performances. Students and professionals in sport psychology will benefit by -Gaining four perspectives on each concept and its application. -Learning how to customize those concepts and applications to any situation. -Developing the tools to meet clients' needs and to be a successful sport psychologist. In Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectivesmore than 50 contributors from around the globe make the study of sport psychology come alive. The four perspectives on each topic present a well-rounded approach to understanding team and individual sport performance. Because readers are privy to a conversation of sorts taking place among these four key stakeholders, they will gain understanding from the varying perspectives, increase their knowledge, and improve their interactions with clients. In part I, explore five psychological areas: motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, and emotions. In part II, study the mental tools that athletes can use to improve their training and competitive performances. In part III, examine the roles of coach and team as they affect athletic performance. In part IV, learn about the most serious challenges athletes face and how to overcome them. Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectivesis focused on the specific issues affecting athletic performance and uses a unique, multiple-perspective approach. With Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives,learn how to apply the theory that helps athletes perform to their potential. With the in-depth analysis and discussions among the authors, students and professionals are provided with a distinctive view into the world of applied sport psychology.
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Science and Football IV

Author: Aron Murphy,Thomas Reilly,Warwick Spinks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317832876

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This edited collection brings together the latest research into the range of sports known as football. With contributions by a large number of the leading international researchers in the field, the book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in football, and to raise the awareness of the value of a scientific approach to the various football codes. The book contains nearly seventy papers, examining aspects ranging from match analysis and medical aspects of football to metabolism and nutrition, psychology and behaviour, and management and organization. Containing a wealth of research data, and a huge range of examples of how science can be applied; this book represents an invaluable reference for coaches, trainers, managers, medical staff, and all those involved in supporting performers in the many football codes.
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Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology

A Review

Author: Stephen Mellalieu,Sheldon Hanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317800397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 306

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Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology brings together leading international researchers to showcase some of the most important emerging topics in contemporary sport psychology. Each chapter offers a comprehensive review of current knowledge and research on a cutting-edge theme, followed by in-depth discussion of conceptual and methodological issues, and then outlines potential avenues for further research. The book covers themes including: Contemporary personality perspectives Choking models of stress and performance Coping in sport Relational-efficacy beliefs Self-determination theory Transformational leadership Organizational psychology in sport Quantitative and qualitative methods in sport psychology The review format provides the perfect entry point for all researchers, advanced students or practitioners looking to engage with the latest research themes in contemporary sport psychology, offering a greater depth of discussion than the typical journal article. Informing knowledge generation, applied research and professional practice, Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology is an essential addition to any sport science library.
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Introducing Sport Psychology

A Practical Guide

Author: Arnold LeUnes

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848313276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to optimizing your mind for sport. Sport Psychology is the study of the psychological factors that affect participation and performance in sports. It deals with increasing performance by managing emotions and minimizing the psychological effects of injury and poor performance. Some of the most important skills taught are goal setting, relaxation, visualization, self-talk, awareness and control, concentration, confidence, using rituals, attribution training, and periodization. With straightforward mental exercises, point-by-point suggestions for improvement and real-life examples – whether you’re an aspiring athlete or just someone who wants to perform your chosen sport a little better, this INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE is the ideal tool.
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Sport Psychology

Author: David Tod,Joanne Thatcher,Rachel Rahman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137014296

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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Whether it's understanding how a player copes with the pressures of taking a penalty, or how a coach motivates their team, sport psychology helps us to get into the athlete's mind. In this enlightening overview, the authors integrate biological, social and cognitive approaches to investigate the impact of behaviour, thoughts and feelings on performance and help us comprehend the psychological effects of playing sports. Whatever your level of study, this wide-ranging introduction will give you a deeper understanding of the effect of key psychological principles on the experience and performance of sports.
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The Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance

The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) Approach

Author: Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP,Zella E. Moore, PsyD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103369

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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The MAC approach developed by connecting the more traditional scientific knowledge base on human performance and self-regulation to more contemporary findings to do with meta-cognitive processes, emotion regulation, and acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Written by the originators of the MAC model, this book will provide both the necessary theory, empirical background, and a structured step-by-step, easy-to-use protocol for the understanding, assessment, conceptualization, and enhancement of human performance. It is a protocol that can be readily adapted for a wide variety of high-performing clientele--from athletes and business people, to sales people, professionals in a variety of fields, and emergency/military personnel. The material can be integrated by practicing clinicians as an adjunctive intervention strategy to help clients with specific performance problems. Numerous case examples, forms, handouts, in- and out-of-session assignments and activities, and verbatim client instructions are included.
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