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Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

The Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science series is a showcase for cutting-edge research from across the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, biomechanics, motor control, physical activity and health, and every core sub-discipline. Featuring the work of established and emerging scientists and practitioners from around the world, and covering the theoretical, investigative and applied dimensions of sport and exercise, this series is an important channel for new and ground-breaking research in the human movement sciences.

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  1. Computer Science in Sport

    Research and Practice

    Edited by Arnold Baca

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Computers are a fundamentally important tool in sport science research, sports performance analysis and, increasingly, in coaching and education programmes in sport. This book defines the field of ‘sport informatics’, explaining how computer science can be used to solve sport-related problems, in...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Life Story Research in Sport

    Understanding the Experiences of Elite and Professional Athletes through Narrative

    By Kitrina Douglas, David Carless

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze? In the first...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Eccentric Exercise

    Physiology and application in sport and rehabilitation

    By Hans Hoppeler

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Eccentric muscle contraction, during which a muscle lengthens while under tension, is a fundamental process of human movement but a surprisingly under-researched area of exercise science. Evidence suggests that training programmes which incorporate both eccentric and concentric contractions can...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Psychoneuroendocrinology of Sport and Exercise

    Foundations, Markers, Trends

    Edited by Felix Ehrlenspiel, Katharina Strahler

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Psychoneuroendocrinology is the study of the interaction between hormones, the brain and human behaviour. This is the first book to examine psychoneuroendocrinology in the context of sport and exercise, offering a comprehensive review of current research and assessment techniques and highlighting...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences

    Case Studies in Sport, Physical Education and Dance

    Edited by Oleguer Camerino, Marta Castaner, Teresa M Anguera

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Mixed methods research techniques, combining both quantitative and qualitative elements, have become well established throughout the social, behavioural and natural sciences. This is the first book to focus on the application of mixed methods research in the movement sciences, specifically in sport...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Complex Systems in Sport

    Edited by Keith Davids, Robert Hristovski, Duarte Araújo, Natalia Balague Serre, Chris Button, Pedro Passos

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Complex systems in nature are those with many interacting parts, all capable of influencing global system outcomes. There is a growing body of research that has modeled sport performance from a complexity sciences perspective, studying the behavior of individual athletes and sports teams as...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Attachment in Sport, Exercise and Wellness

    By Sam Carr

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Attachment theory is a concept well known to ‘mainstream’ psychologists, informing the literature in areas as diverse as psychodynamics, developmental psychology, social psychology and counselling. This important new book is the first to demonstrate the relevance of attachment theory to the...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Paediatric Biomechanics and Motor Control

    Theory and Application

    Edited by Mark De Ste Croix, Thomas Korff

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Paediatric Biomechanics and Motor Control brings together the very latest developmental research using biomechanical measurement and analysis techniques and is the first book to focus on biomechanical aspects of child development. The book is divided into four main sections – the biological...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Complexity and Control in Team Sports

    Dialectics in contesting human systems

    By Felix Lebed, Michael Bar-Eli

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Complexity and Control in Team Sports is the first book to apply complex systems theory to ‘soccer-like’ team games (including basketball, handball and hockey) and to present a framework for understanding and managing the elite sports team as a multi-level complex system. Conventional...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Mental Toughness in Sport

    Developments in Theory and Research

    Edited by Daniel Gucciardi, Sandy Gordon

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    The pursuit of excellence in sport depends on four key facets of performance, namely physical, technical, tactical and mental skills. However, when physical, technical and tactical skills are evenly matched, a common occurrence at elite level, it is the performer with greater levels of mental...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Psychology of Doping in Sport
    Edited by Vassilis Barkoukis, Lambros Lazuras, Haralambos Tsorbatzoudis
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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