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Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

ISBN 9781138494343
Published February 15, 2018 by Routledge
644 Pages

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Contemporary sport psychology is a rapidly developing and theoretically rich discipline, and a sophisticated and challenging profession. The Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide to contemporary sport psychology in all its aspects. Written by a team of world-leading researchers and practitioners from five continents, including both established scholars and the best emerging talents, the book traces the contours of the discipline of sport psychology, introducing fundamental theory, discussing key issues in applied practice, and exploring the most important themes, topics and debates across the sport psychology curriculum.

Uniquely, the book presents comparative studies of the history and contemporary practice of sport psychology in ten countries, including the US, UK, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia and Israel, helping the reader to understand the cultural and contextual factors that shape international practice in sport psychology. As well as covering in depth the core pillars of sport psychology, from motivation and cognition to group dynamics, the book also includes a full section on cultural sport psychology, a vital but under-explored sub-discipline that is having a profound influence on contemporary theory and practice.

With 56 chapters and unparalleled range, depth and currency, the Routledge Handbook of International Sport Psychology is an essential addition to any library with a serious holding in sport psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Opening up of Dialogue Part 1: International Histories and Contemporary Perspectives 2. Russia 3. US 4. China 5. Japan 6. Brazil 7. Canada 8. Israel 9. Spain 10. United Kingdom Part 2: Athlete Adjustment and Transitions 11. Career Transitions 12. Adaptation, Stress and Coping in Sport 13. Athlete Development 14. Developing Moral Character Through Sport: Delivering on the Promise 15. Athlete Migration 16. Burnout 17. Sport Injury 18. Understanding Athlete Disordered Eating: Critical Gender Comparisons 19. Athlete Maltreatment 20. Spirituality 21. Concussion Part 3: Cultural Sport Psychology 22. Self-Identity: Our Most Beautiful and Creative Project 23. Whiteness in Sport Psychology 24. Inclusion to Exclusion: Sport for LGBT Athletes 25. Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Appreciating Culture, Race, Ethnicity and Other Dimensions of Athlete and Consultant Whole-Person Identities 26. Feminism in Sport Psychology 27. Cultural Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology 28. Athletes and Motherhood 29. Disability Sport: A Partial Overview and Some Thoughts about the Future 30. Hazing in Sport Part 4: Motivation and Emotion 31. Self-Regulation 32. Online Mood Profiling and Self-Regulation of Affective Responses 33. Mood Measurement and Assessment in Applied Settings 34. Goal Orientation 35. Imagery 36. What is flow?: Reconsideration of the State of Optimal Functioning beyond Flow Theory 37. Team Resilience 38. Parental Support in Youth Sport: A Case of Optimising the Motivational Climate Part 5: Cognition 39. Personality and Performance: Beyond the Big 5 40. Mental Representation and Learning 41. Expertise and Mental Practice 42. Biofeedback in Sport 43. Mental Toughness: Critical Reflections and Future Considerations 44. Self-Talk in Sport: Where Are We Now? Part 6: Group Dynamics 45. Team Coordination 46. Relational Coaching in Sport: Its Psychological Underpinnings and Practical Effectiveness 47. Coach and Athlete Leadership in Sport 48. Motivational Gains in Group Contexts 49. Social Support in Sport Psychology Part 7: Forecasts to the Future 50. Athletes’ Transitions in Sport and Life: Positioning New Research Trends within the Existing System of Athlete Career Knowledge 51. A Broad Perspective onto Future Practices of Applied Sport Psychology 52. Team Resiliency in Sport: Research to Practice 53. Overt-Covert Behaviors’ Linkage: Forecasting the Future of the Sport Psychology Science 54. Forecasts to the Future: Group Dynamics 55. Interdisciplinary Connoisseurship in Sport Psychology Research Part 8: Conclusion 56. Closing the Loop

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Robert J. Schinke is the Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity and a Professor of Sport Psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University, Canada. As a Canadian Sport Psychology Association registered practitioner, he has extensive experience working with national teams and professional athletes of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. He has authored more than 100 refereed publications and co-edited 15 textbooks. His research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. In addition, Robert serves as an associate editor for Psychology of Sport and Exercise, the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and as a section editor for the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, where he will become co-editor in January, 2016. Robert is also the current President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and serves as a member of the Managing Council for the International Society of Sport Psychology. He, his wife Erin, and their two sons, Harrison and Pierce, reside in Sudbury, Ontario

Kerry R. McGannon is an Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada. Her work 'bridges' psychology and cultural studies to understand physical activity participation via interpretive qualitative methodologies to study marginalized self-identities and critical interpretations of sport, exercise and health. Her scholarship includes empirical and theoretically-driven contributions on over 68 national and international presentations and over 65 publications in refereed journals and scholarly books. She is co-editor of the books The Psychology of Subculture in Sport and Physical Activity: Critical Perspectives and Community Based Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and serves on three journal editorial boards: Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

Brett Smith is Professor of Physical Activity and Health within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research critically focuses on the promotion of wellbeing among disabled people through sport and exercise as medicine. Brett’s research has been published widely in leading journals, such as Social Science and Medicine, Health Psychology, and Health Psychology Review. In addition to over 100 publications, he has given over 150 invited talks to audiences in numerous countries, including to The Royal Society of Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of the award winning international journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. He is Associate Editor of Psychology of Sport and Exercise and also actively serves on eight editorial boards, including Sociology of Sport and Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. He is co-author of Qualitative Research Methods in Sport, Exercise & Health: From Process to Product. Brett is co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Sport and Exercise.


"I commend the editors for a job well done with this textbook and for having brought together an impressive author list consisting of international experts. I think this textbook is a valuable resource, particularly for students and researchers, as it provides a comprehensive view of the past, present, and future of the international field of sport psychology" - Andreas Stenling,