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.
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
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
11. Psychological Aspects of Concussion in University Athletes
12. Concussions in Professional Sports
J. Scott Delaney, Michael Orenstein, and Rebecca Steins
13. Sociocultural Aspects of Concussion
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
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.