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

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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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Becoming a Sport Psychologist

Author: Paul McCarthy,Marc Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113631797X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 7004

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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The Sport Psychologist

Number 2 - June 2008

Author: Ian Maynard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780736061018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 9856

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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

View: 7370

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Being a Sport Psychologist

Author: Richard Keegan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137300906

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 3219

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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Cultural Sport Psychology

Author: Robert Schinke,Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736071338

Category: Medical

Page: 261

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Cultural Sport Psychology is the first full text to focus entirely on cultural awareness, and its timeliness will undeniably spark increased discussion, reflection, and research of cultural considerations in sport psychology practice.
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Doing Sport Psychology

Author: Mark B. Andersen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736000864

Category: Education

Page: 293

View: 3959

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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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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Sports Psychology For Dummies

Author: Leif H. Smith,Todd M. Kays

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470676590

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success. This book offers readers a comprehensive program to gain that winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. With practical advice on how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn't concentrate), talk yourself into winning, and develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement, the book's full personalized program will help any athlete gain over time the winning edge in any sport With tips on how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how to enhance your team's chemistry through sports psychology Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds Applicable to not only sports-but business as well-Sports Psychology For Dummies will enhance any competitor's motivation, focus, and will to win, when facing life's toughest challenges
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Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology

Author: Taylor, Jim

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492526347

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology is a comprehensive resource that will help practitioners gain a deep understanding of assessment in order to build trusting relationships and effective intervention plans that address the needs and goals of their clients.
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Complex Cases in Sport Psychology

Author: John E. Coumbe-Lilley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351714686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

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Complex Cases in Sport Psychology offers instructors and students a unique and novel approach to teaching and learning about sport psychology. The book consists of a series of character-driven narratives—set within the context of a university athletic department—which encourage discussion and critical thinking in order to find solutions to issues such as athletes lacking in motivation, introducing mental skills training programs and improving recruitment. The book begins with a section introducing the teaching cases approach (suggesting further reading and methods for its delivery), the university setting and the issues this context provides for the sport psychologist, and the cast of characters involved. It goes on to detail over twenty cases spread across four parts (organizational performance, team performance, individual performance, and injury and recovery), each based around a piece of theory and including clear learning outcomes, tasks and non-prescriptive guidance on reaching a solution. With online resources which include topical cases, further guidance on the teaching cases approach and an instructor’s manual, this is an essential supplementary resource for any instructor looking to provide experiential learning and encourage critical thinking in their sport psychology classrooms. Covering a full range of psychological issues in a relevant sporting context, it is also an important, hands-on guide to counselling for any upper-level student of sport psychology.
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Sport Psychology for Coaches

Author: Damon Burton,Thomas D. Raedeke

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736039864

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This book presents an applied approach to sport psychology and is designed to enable coaches and students to understand key sport psychology tools. It provides coaches with a practical discussion of motivation, communication, stress management, mental imagery and other important topics. It is a reader-friendly organisation that includes: learning objectives that introduce each chapter; sidebars illustrating sport-specific applications of key concepts and principles and chapter summaries.
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Sport Psychology

Author: Daniel L. Wann

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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Written from a psychologist's perspective, this enlightening study offers a general overview of the application of psychology to sport settings. Examining the diverse array of issues that make up sport psychology today, the book discusses the foundations of sport psychology, explores participation in sport, covers topics related directly or indirectly to athletic performance, examines sport psychology intervention strategies, considers the social psychology of sport, and addresses the psychology of the sports fan and spectator. Unique topic coverage includes a look at research methods in sport psychology, character building in sport, issues relevant to female athletes, role anxiety, relaxation training for coaches, and much more. For professionals in physical education and/or psychology.
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Directory of Psychological Tests in the Sport and Exercise Sciences

Author: Andrew C. Ostrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885693402

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 533

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This book summarises information on over 300 psychological scales questionnaires and inventories specific to sport and exercise settings. This second edition features test summaries addressing exercise motivation, sport motivation, aggression, cognitive strategies, leadership cohesion and anxiety. The book: contains information gathered on 141 additional tests not previously cited; Contributions made by 510 test authors; Twenty chapters organised by psychological construct; Summaries of 314 tests compiled with sections on purpose description construction reliability validity norms availability and references; Reference lists expanded from earlier editions.
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Sport Psychology Interventions

Author: Shane M. Murphy

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 9780873226592

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 389

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Sport Psychology Interventions shows professionals how to help athletes get the most out of their sport experience and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This practical guide explains how to assist athletes at all levels in facing the special challenges and unique problems that are common in today's sports world. Sport Psychology Interventions is an important resource for sport psychologists, clinical psychologists, academic counselors, and other professionals who want to help athletes gain the maximum benefit from their sports participation.
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Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology

A Review

Author: Stephen Mellalieu,Sheldon Hanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317800389

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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