1st Edition

Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology Global perspectives and fundamental concepts

Edited By Athanasios Papaioannou, Dieter Hackfort Copyright 2014
    1026 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    1026 Pages 135 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Written by an international team of expert contributors, this unique global and authoritative survey explores in full but accessible detail the basic constructs and concepts of modern sport and exercise psychology and their practical application.

    The book consists of 62 chapters, written by 144 contributors, deriving from 24 countries across the world. The chapters are arranged in nine cohesive sections: sport and exercise participants; the influence of environments on sport and exercise; motor skills; performance enhancement; building and leading teams; career, life skills and character development; health and well-being enhancement; clinical issues in sport psychology; and professional development and practice. Each chapter contains chapter summaries and objectives, learning aids, questions, exercises and references for further reading.

    Its comprehensive scale and global reach make this volume an essential companion for students, instructors and researchers in sport science, sport and exercise psychology, psychology, and physical education. It will also prove invaluable for coaches and health education practitioners.

    General Introduction, A. G. Papaioannou and D. Hackfort Section 1: Understanding participants in sport and exercise contexts: Athanasios Papaioannou and Cliff Mallett 1.Developmental Perspectives on Sport and Physical Activity Participation, T. S. Horn and J. Butt 2. Nurturing Talent in Youth Sport, J. Côté, D. J. Hancock and B. Abernethy 3. Self-esteem and self-perceptions in sport and exercise K. R Fox and M. Lindwall 4. Achievement motivation, G. C. Roberts and A. G. Papaioannou 5. Promoting Motivational Coaching Environments, N. Ntoumanis and C. J. Mallett 6. Emotions, J. Hanin and P. Ekkekakis 7. Individuals With Disabilties, J. J. Martin, F. Vitali and L. Whalen 8. Gender and Sexual Orientation, V. Krane and C. Symons 9. Cultural Diversity, D. L. Gill and T. V. Ryba 10. Perfectionism in sport: The influence of personality, H. K. Hall, G. E. Jowett and A. P. Hill 11. Coaches, Lorimer, R., and Jowett, S. Section 2 Understanding the influence of environments on sport and exercise: Sophia Jowett 12. Families, S. Carr and D. A. Weigand 13. Peer Relationships And The Youth Sport Experience, A. L. Smith and F. d’Arripe-Longueville 14. Audience Influences On Athlete Performances, B. Strauss and C. MacMahon 15. The Psychology Of Decision Making In Sports Officials, C. MacMahon and B. Strauss 16. Media, E. Kristiansen and G. Lines Section 3 Promoting motor skills: Thomas Schack and Hiroshi Sekiya 17. Attention and Neurocognition, Essig, K., Janelle, C., Borgo, F., Koester, D. 18. Modeling and Feedback, D. I. Anderson, A. M. Rymal and D. M. Ste-Marie 19. Organization of Practice, D. L. Wright, H. Sekiya and J. Rhee 20. Elements and Construction of Motor Control, T. Schack, B. Bläsing, C. Hughes, T. Flash, M. Schilling Section 4 Enhancing performance: Dieter Hackfort, Gershon Tenenbaum 


    Athanasios Papaioannou is Chair of Sport Science at the University of Northumbria, UK, and he holds an adjunct position as Professor of Sport Psychology at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He is member of the Managing Council of the ISSP and the editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Professor Papaioannou has co-authored 5 books, and more than 100 articles, and has been the scientific coordinator of national and European projects aiming to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

    Dieter Hackfort is Professor for Sport and Exercise Psychology, and also currently serving as Head of the Institute for Sport Science, both at the University FAF Munich, Germany. His research has been published in 25 books and edited volumes, and in more than 150 contributions in national and international journals. His main research interests are in performance enhancement management, and assessment and training of mental capacities.