Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Psychology provides concise coverage of sport and exercise psychology at the undergraduate level, and also covers the crucial basic psychology that underpins the subject. It has four main themes:
- theoretical approaches and research methods
- sport psychology at both the individual and group level of analysis
- exercise psychology
- practical applications including performance enhancement and ethics.
Suitable for students in sport and exercise science, sport psychology, sport studies and sports management, it will be useful for coaches and athletes who wish to gain an up-to-date understanding of the key concepts, theories and research in this area.
Table of Contents
A. Introduction to psychology, sport and exercise. B. Cognition and motor behavior. C. Motivation. D. Moods and emotions. E. Individual differences. F. Interpersonal processes. G. Group processes. H. Psychological effects of physical activity. I. Motivation for physical activity: descriptive approaches. J. Theories and models of exercise behavior. K. Consultancy in sport and exercise psychology. L. Performance enhancement. M. Special issues. Further Reading. References. Index.
"This is a comprehensive text in sport and exercise psychology, covering a range of topics… The comprehensiveness of this book represents one of its many positive features: I particularly enjoyed the applied aspects of this book." The Sport and Exercise Scientist