This series offers a forum for original and cutting edge research exploring the latest ideas and issues in the psychology of sport, exercise and physical activity. Books within the series showcase the work of well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering an international perspective on topical and emerging areas of interest in the field. This series aims to drive forward academic debate and bridge the gap between theory and practice, encouraging critical thinking and reflection among students, academics and practitioners.
Passion and Addiction in Sports and Exercise
Sport Injury Psychology Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations
Feelings in Sport Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being
Athlete Transitions into Retirement Experiences in Elite Sport and Options for Effective Support
Self-talk in Sport
By Rachel Arnold, David Fletcher
September 26, 2022
Stress, Well-Being, and Performance in Sport provides the first comprehensive and contemporary overview of stress in sport and its implications on performance and well-being. It explores how athletes’, coaches', and support staffs' performance can be enhanced while simultaneously optimizing their ...
By Attila Szabo, Zsolt Demetrovics
June 06, 2022
Passion and Addiction in Sports and Exercise is about the bright and dark aspects of sports and exercise behavior and revolves around two closely related yet distinct concepts. Passion is a joyful and healthy reflection of one’s enjoyment and dedication to an adopted sport or exercise. At the same ...
By Ross Wadey
June 01, 2022
Written by a team of international experts and emerging talents from around the world, Sport Injury Psychology: Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations challenges the status quo of the field of sport injury psychology and opens new and exciting future research trajectories ...
By Ronnie Lidor, Gal Ziv
June 01, 2022
In practice settings, competitions, and games, athletes are often required to perform an arsenal of motor tasks in dynamic and challenged sporting environments, where they have to respond without having enough time to prepare themselves for the act. However, in many sport activities athletes also ...
By Montse C. Ruiz, Claudio Robazza
April 01, 2022
Feeling states, including emotional experiences, are pervasive to human functioning. Feeling states deeply influence the individual’s effort, attention, decision making, memory, behavioural responses, and interpersonal interactions. The sporting environment offers an ideal setting for the ...
By John O'Brien, Nada O'Brien
August 13, 2021
Jungian psychology of football is a new and cutting edge approach being applied by Champions league teams and used in youth football training. Implications for the wider role of football organisations in society as models for the diagnosis and management of trauma and tension in our changing world ...
By Deborah Agnew
August 13, 2021
Transitions in sport can be either normative (relatively predictable) or non-normative (less predictable) and are critical times in the development of athlete’s careers. Whilst retirement from sport is inevitable, the timing of retirement can be less predictable. If an athlete copes well with the ...
By Alexander T. Latinjak, Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis
March 12, 2020
Athletes are naturally exposed to significant psychological challenges in sports, but do not wait helplessly for the assistance of sports psychologists or trainers. Instead, they practise one form or another of self-regulation. Self-talk in Sport explores one such self-regulatory strategy: ...
By Martin Turner, Richard Bennett
December 06, 2017
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is one of the most widely used counselling approaches in the world and is one of the original forms of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Sport and Exercise is the first and only book to date to examine the use of REBT in...
By Ben Jackson, James Dimmock, Josh Compton
August 24, 2017
How can we use persuasion methods to make people more physically active and improve their sport and exercise experiences? How can instructors, coaches, athletes, and practitioners most effectively communicate their messages to others? Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical ...