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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3rd edition

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780736044196

ISBN10: 0736044191

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Robert S. Weinberg and Daniel Gould - ISBN 9780736044196
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 2003
International: No
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Robert S. Weinberg and Daniel Gould - ISBN 9780736044196

ISBN13: 9780736044196

ISBN10: 0736044191

Edition: 3RD 03


In the newly revised and updated "Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Third Edition" students and professionals will find a comprehensive array of information that bridges the gap between research and practice and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Authors Robert Weinberg and Daniel Gould have revised every chapter of the popular text, incorporating the latest research and practice in sport and exercise psychology. They combine contemporary practical examples, case studies, and anecdotes to help readers better understand different theories, concepts, and research. In-depth questions at the end of each chapter guide readers from research to practice and enable readers to think critically.

The first and second editions of the text set new standards for introductory textbooks; this edition raises the bar to an even higher level with new artwork, photos, and a fresh design, making the text an exceptionally rich learning resource and professional reference tool. Each chapter includes up-to-date information. The following are new features of this third edition

Expanded coverage of leaders in sport, including information on expectations, values, beliefs, and behavioral guidelines for coaches

  • Research on anxiety and team-energizing strategies
  • Comprehensive data on hypnosis phases, techniques, and their effects
  • Material on sport aggression, moral development, cooperation, and gender differences in competition
  • The seven-part text is organized in an easy-to-follow format that allows for quick topical searches. Key points are highlighted throughout to help readers identify the most important ideas. Special elements such as case studies, new research procedures and findings, and sample questionnaires and application procedures also enhance reader understanding.

"Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Third Edition" expertly captures the intrigue and excitement of the field while explaining basic concepts and principles. It shows how these concepts and principles can be applied to counseling, teaching, coaching, sports medicine, and fitness instruction. This completely updated text will help students and practitioners improve their comprehension and knowledge of the field of sport psychology.

Graphics Package The new, much easier to use, graphics package will greatly facilitate teaching this course. The authors have created a comprehensive series of slides for each chapter of the book. The graphics package has over 900 slides that can be used directly with PowerPoint or used to print transparencies, slides, or copies for distribution to your students.
Instructor Guide Instructors who adopt the text will be provided with an instructor guide and a much improved test bank to assist them with content delivery and presentation. Extensive sample lecture outlines are provided for each chapter, as well as suggestions for student assignments, key points, and references to the Graphics Package to help save you time as you prepare for class.

Author Bio

Weinberg, Robert S. : Miami University

Robert S. Weinberg, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education, health, and sport studies at Miami University in Ohio. Before coming to Miami University, Dr. Weinberg was a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas from 1978 to 1992, where he also served as regents professor from 1988 to 1992. He was voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America by his peers.

Gould, Daniel : University of North Carolina

Daniel Gould, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He has taught sport psychology for more than 20 years. An active researcher, Dr. Gould was the founding coeditor of "The Sport Psychologist" and has published more than 100 articles on sport psychology.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 1. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Part II: Understanding Participants

Chapter 2. Personality and Sport
Chapter 3. Motivation
Chapter 4. Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety

Part III: Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments

Chapter 5. Competition and Cooperation
Chapter 6. Feedback, Reinforcement, and Intrinsic Motivation

Part IV: Understanding Group Processes

Chapter 7. Group and Team Dynamics
Chapter 8. Group Cohesion
Chapter 9. Leadership
Chapter 10. Communication

Part V: Enhancing Performance

Chapter 11. Introduction to Psychological Skills Training
Chapter 12. Arousal Regulation
Chapter 13. Imagery
Chapter 14. Self-Confidence
Chapter 15. Goal Setting
Chapter 16. Concentration

Part VI: Enhancing Health and Well-Being

Chapter 17. Exercise and Psychological Well-Being
Chapter 18. Exercise Behavior and Adherence
Chapter 19. Athletic Injuries and Psychology
Chapter 20. Addictive and Unhealthy Behaviors
Chapter 21. Burnout and Overtraining

Part VII: Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development

Chapter 22. Children's Psychological Development Through Sport
Chapter 23. Aggression in Sport
Chapter 24. Character Development and Sportspersonship

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