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Advances in Applied Sport Psychology
A Review

ISBN 9780415577021
Published June 17, 2010 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

Advances in Applied Sport Psychology aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in contemporary sport psychology. Now available in paperback, the book draws together reviews of cutting edge research in key areas of applied sport psychology, assesses the implications of this research for current practice, and explores future avenues of research within each thematic area.

This book surveys the scientific literature underpinning the most important skills and techniques employed in contemporary sport psychology, examining key topics such as:

  • imagery
  • goal setting
  • self-talk
  • stress management
  • team building
  • efficacy management
  • attention control
  • emotion regulation
  • mental toughness.

Representing the most up-to-date review of current scientific research, theory and practice in sport psychology, this book is a vital resource for all advanced students, researchers and practitioners working with athletes and sports performers.

Table of Contents

1. Imagery interventions in sport Jennifer Cumming & Richard Ramsey 2. A framework for the study and application of self-talk within sport James Hardy, Emily Oliver, & David Tod 3. The application of goal setting in sport Kieran M Kingston & Kylie M Wilson 4. Stress management in applied sport psychology Owen Thomas, Stephen Mellalieu and Sheldon Hanton 5. Getting a grip on emotion regulation in sport: Conceptual foundations and practical application Mark A Uphill, Paul J McCarthy & Marc V Jones 6. Attention in sport Aidan Moran 7. A review of self-efficacy based interventions Sandra Short & Lindsay Ross-Stewart 8. Letting the social and cognitive merge: New concepts for an understanding of group functioning in sport David W Eccles & Michael B Johnson 9. Mental toughness in sport: Conceptual and practical issues Declan Connaughton & Sheldon Hanton

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Stephen D. Mellalieu is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Sport Psychology and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Sports Science, Swansea University, UK.

Sheldon Hanton is a Professor in the Cardiff School of Sport at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK.