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Psychological Aspects of Sport-Related Concussions

1st Edition

Edited by Gordon A. Bloom, Jeffrey G. Caron


260 pages

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Recognition of concussion as a serious injury, informed by neurological and physiological research, is now commonplace in sport. However, research on the psychology of concussive injury—its psychological implications and outcomes, and psychological interventions for prevention and recovery—has largely been overlooked. This is the first book to explicitly and authoritatively set out the psychological aspects of sport-related concussion from a multidisciplinary and global perspective

The book attempts to offer a global understanding of the injury by presenting an historical overview; exploring the psychological implications of sport-related concussion and the influence of gender and sociocultural context on concussive injury and recovery; setting out practical guidance on working with special populations suffering from concussive injuries; and discussing the theoretical and methodological considerations for research on concussion and future directions for this research.

Written by a group of leading international experts and offering a hitherto underdeveloped perspective on this crucial area of sports injury research, this book is crucial reading for any upper-level student, researcher, sport scientist, coach, or allied health professional working on sport-related concussion. It is also valuable reading for students and researchers interested in the psychosocial processes that impact injury and recovery or general professional practice in sport psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Gordon A. Bloom and Jeffrey G. Caron

2. Historical Perspectives of Athletic Injuries and Concussions

Leslie Podlog, John Heil, Stefanie Podlog and Chris Hammer

3. The Role of Neuropsychology in Understanding, Assessing, and Managing

Sport-Related Concussions

Dave Ellemberg, Veronik Sicard, Adam Harrison, Jacob J. Kay, and Robert Davis Moore

4.Psychological Outcomes Associated with Concussion

Anthony P. Kontos

5. Concussion Education: Is It Making a Difference?

Jeffrey G. Caron

6. Theoretical Implications and Applications for Understanding and Changing Concussion-Related Behaviors

Emilie Michalovic, Jeffrey G. Caronand, and Shane N. Sweet

7. A Psychological Skills Training Program for Concussed Athletes

Cassandra M. Seguin and Natalie Durand-Bush

8.Concussion in Athletes with Disabilities

Osman Hassan Ahmed, Matthew Slater, Jamie B. Barker, and Tracy Blake

9. Sex Differences of Sport-Related Concussion

Tracey Covassin, Morgan Anderson, Kyle M. Petit, Jennifer L. Savage, and Abigail C. Bretzin

10. Child and Adolescent Athletes

Laura Purcell

11. Psychological Aspects of Concussion in University Athletes

Emily Kroshus

12. Concussions in Professional Sports

J. Scott Delaney, Michael Orenstein, and Rebecca Steins

13. Sociocultural Aspects of Concussion

Dominic Malcolm

14. Quantitative Approaches in Sport-Related Concussion Research

Meredith Rocchi,, Camille Guertin, and Scott Rathwell

15. Qualitative Methods in Concussion Research

Kaleigh Ferdinand Pennock, Katherine A. Tamminen and Lynda Mainwaring

About the Editors

Gordon A. Bloom is a professor of sport psychology at McGill University, Canada, who has worked with the world’s leading coaches and athletes as both a researcher and sport psychology practitioner for over 20 years. He is currently the director of the McGill Sport Psychology Research Laboratory, which is focused on applied and theoretical research within the areas of sport, physical activity, and health promotion. The primary goal of his program of research is to create positive sport environments so that athletes can reach their ideal states of human performance and well-being. He has co-authored nearly 100 coaching and sport science publications and is regularly invited to serve as a featured speaker at national and international events

Jeffrey G. Caron is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Sciences at Université de Montréal, Canada. Prior to his appointment, Jeff obtained a Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Physical Education from McGill University in 2016, and he was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University (2016–2017) and Yale University (2017–2018). Jeff’s research program focuses on better understanding psychosocial aspects of sport-related concussions. In particular, he investigates the dissemination of concussion information to the members of the sport community and strategies to assist athletes during their recovery and return to sport, school, and daily life.

About the Series

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology