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Sport Psychology

ISBN 9780415823647
Published May 27, 2015 by Routledge
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Since 1965 the subject of Sport Psychology has grown substantially. There are hundreds of programs that offer graduate and undergraduate programs in Sport Psychology worldwide and a growing number of journals publishing articles and research on Sport Psychology issues. This new four volume collection from Routledge, edited by two leading scholars in the field, brings together the key material to create a ‘mini-library’ of the foundational writing and very best contemporary research. Including a new introduction by the editors as well as being fully indexed, this will be a valuable one stop research resource for student and scholar

Table of Contents

Sport Psychology: Critical Concepts in Sports Studies

Edited by Gershon Tenenbaum and Robert Eklund

Volume 1: Genetic, Neural, and Developmental Aspects in the Acquisition of Motor-Skills



Introduction to volume 1

Part 1: Genetic and Environmental Components

  1. K. Davids and J. Baker, ‘Genes, Environment and Sport Performance: Why the Nature-Nurture Dualism is No Longer Relevant’, Sports Medicine, 37, 961-980.
  2. R. Tucker and M. Collins, ‘What Makes Champions? A Review of the Relative Contribution of Genes and Training to Sport Success’, British Journal of Sport Medicine, 46, 2012, 555-561.
  3. Part 2: Neuropsychological Findings

  4. S. L. Beilock, I. M. Lyons, A. Mattarella-Micke, H. C. Nusbaum and S. L. Small, ‘Sport Experience Changes the Neural Processing of Action Language’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), 105, 36, 2008, 13269-13273.
  5. S. Deeny, C. H. Hillman, C. M. Janelle and B. D. Hatfield, ‘Cortico-cortical Communication and Superior Performance in Skilled Marksmen: An EEG Coherence Analysis’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 25, 2003, 188-204.
  6. J. Milton, A. Solodkin, P. Hlustik and S. L. Small, ‘The Mind of Expert Motor Performance is Cool and Focused’, Neuroimage, 35, 2007, 804-813.
  7. D. Serrien, R. Ivry and S. Swinnen, ‘The Missing Link Between Action and Cognition’, Progress in Neurobiology, 82, 2, 2007, 95-107.
  8. Part 3: Dynamical and Ecological Approaches

  9. M. T. Turvey, ‘Coordination’, American Psychologist, 45, 8, 1990, 938-953.
  10. P. J. Beek, D. M. Jacobs, A. Daffertshofer and R. Huys, ‘Expert Performance in Sport: Views from the Joint Perspectives of Ecological Psychology and Dynamical Systems Theory’, in J. L. Starkes and K.A. Ericsson (eds), Expert Performance in Sports (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2003), pp. 321-344.
  11. G. Savelsbergh, H. Whiting and R. Bootsma, ‘Grasping Tau’, Journal of Experimental Psychology – Human Perception and Performance, 17, 1991, 315-322.
  12. W. Warren, ‘The Dynamics of Perception and Action’, Psychological Review, 113, 2006, 358-389.

    Part 4: Expertise

  14. H. A. Simon and W. G. Chase, ‘Skill in Chess’, American Scientist, 61, 1973, 394-403.
  15. N. J. Hodges, J. L. Starkes and C. MacMahon, ‘Expert Performance in Sport: A Cognitive Perspective’, in K. A. Ericsson, N. Charness, P. J. Feltovich and R. R. Hoffmann (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (Cambridge: University Press, 2006), pp. 471-488,
  16. D. T. Y. Mann, A. M. Williams, P. Ward and C. M. Janelle, ‘Perceptual-Cognitive Expertise in Sport: A Meta-Analysis’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 29, 2007, 457-478.
  17. A. M. Williams and P. R. Ford, ‘Expertise and Expert Performance in Sport’, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1, 2008, 4-18.
  18. Part 5: Knowledge Structure


  19. G. Tenenbaum, B. D. Hatfield, R. C. Eklund, W. M. Land, L. Camielo, S. Razon and T. Schack, ‘Conceptual Framework for Studying Emotions-Cognitions-Performance Linkage Under Conditions which Vary in Perceived Pressure’, in M. Raab, J. G. Johnson and H. Heekeren (eds), Progress in Brain Research: Mind and Motion-The Bidirectional Link between Thought and Action (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009), pp. 159-178.
  20. Part 6: Development Aspects and Deliberate Practice

  21. K. A. Ericsson, R. T. Krampe and C. Tesch-Römer, ‘The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance’, Psychological Review, 100, 1993, 363-406.
  22. J. Côté, J. Baker and B. Abernethy, ‘Practice and Play in the Development of Sport Expertise’, in G. Tenenbaum and R. Eklund (eds), Handbook of Sport Psychology (3rd Ed.), (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2007), pp, 184-202.
  23. R. S. W. Masters and J. M. Poolton, ‘Advances in Implicit Motor Learning’, in N. J. Hodges and A. M. Williams (eds), Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (2nd ed.) (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 59-75.
  24. K. M. Newell, Y. T. Liu and G. Mayer-Kress, ‘Time Scales in Motor Learning and Development’, Psychological Review, 108, 2001, 57-82.
  25. Volume 2: Perceptual-Cognitive Skills of Performers and Teams



    Introduction to volume 1

    Part 7: Theories and Concepts of Human Movement learning and Performance


  26. J. A. Adams, ‘Historical Review and Appraisal of Research on the Learning, Retention, and Transfer of Human Motor Skills’, Psychological Bulletin, 101, 1987, 41-74.
  27. P. M. Fitts and M. I. Posner, ‘Learning and Skilled Performance’, in P. M. Fitts and M. I. Posner (ed.), Human Performance (Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co, 1967), pp. 8-25.
  28. S. W. Keele, ‘Movement Control in Skilled Motor Performance’, Psychological Bulletin, 70, 1968, 387-403.
  29. R. Masters and J. Maxwell, ‘The Theory of Reinvestment’, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1, 2008, 160-183.
  30. R. A. Schmidt, ‘A Schema Theory of Discrete Motor Skill Learning’, Psychological Review, 82, 1975, 225-260.
  31. Part 8: Visual Attention

  32. R. M. Shiffrin and W. Schneider, ‘Controlled and Automatic Human Information Processing: II. Perceptual Learning, Automatic Attending, and a General Theory’, Psychological Review, 84, 1977, 127-190.
  33. G. Wulf, ‘Attentional Focus and Motor Learning: A Review of 15 Years’, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 6, 1, 2012, 77-104.
  34. Part 8: Visual Search

  35. J. N. Vickers, ‘Visual Control when Aiming at a Far Target’, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 22, 1996, 342-354.
  36. Part 9: Anticipation

  37. E. Poulton, ‘On Prediction in Skilled Movements’, Psychological Bulletin, 54, 6, 467-478.
  38. B. Abernethy, J. Schorer, R. C. Jackson and N. Hagermann, ‘Perceptual Training Methods: The Relative Efficacy of Different Approaches to Enhancing Sport-Specific Anticipation’, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 2012, 143-153.

    Part 10: Perceptual-Cognitive Processes

  40. D. J. Garland and J. R. Barry, ‘Cognitive Advantage in Sport: The Nature of Perceptual Structures’, American Journal of Psychology, 104, 1991, 211-228.
  41. M. K. McBeath, D. M. Shaffer and M. K. Kaiser, ‘How Baseball Outfielders Determine where to Run to Catch Fly Balls’, Science, 268, 1995, 569-573.
  42. Part 11: Memory

  43. K. A. Ericsson and W. Kintsch, ‘Long-Term Working Memory’, Psychological Review, 102, 1995, 211-245.
  44. J. W.Krakauer and R. Shadmehr, ‘Consolidation of Motor Memory’, Trends in Neurosciences, 29, 2006, 58-64.
  45. Part 12: Decision-Making

  46. G. Tenenbaum and M. Bar-Eli, ‘Decision Making in Sport’, in R. N. Singer, M.
  47. Murphey and L. K. Tennant (eds), Handbook on Research in Sport Psychology (New York: Macmillan, 1993), pp. 171-192.


    Part 13: Cognition in Team Sports

  48. D. W. Eccles and G. Tenenbaum, ‘Why An Expert Team is More than a Team of Experts: A Cognitive Conceptualization of Team Coordination and Communication in Sport’, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 26, 2004, 542-560.
  49. R. Duarte, D. Araújo, V. Correia and K. Davids, ‘Sport Teams as Super Organisms: Implications of Sociobiological Models of Behaviour for Research and Practice in Team Sports Performance Analysis’, Sports Medicine, 42, 2012, 633-642.
  50. Part 14: Choking

  51. R. F. Baumeister, ‘Choking Under Pressure: Self-Consciousness and the Paradoxical Effects of Incentives on Skilled Performance’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46, 1984, 610-620.
  52. S. L. Beilock, T, H, Carr, C. MacMahon and J. L. Starkes, ‘When Paying Attention Becomes Counterproductive: Impact of Divided Versus Skill-Focused Attention on Novice and Experienced Performance of Sensorimotor Skills’, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 8, 2002, 6–16.
  53. R. Gray, ‘Attending to the Execution of a Complex Sensorimotor Skill: Expertise Differences, Choking, and Slumps’, Journal of Experimental Psychology-Applied, 10, 2004, 42-54.
  54. R. S. W. Masters, ‘Knowledge, Knerves and Know-How: The Role of Explicit Versus Implicit Knowledge in the Breakdown of a Complex Motor Skill Under Pressure’, British Journal of Psychology, 83, 1992, 343-358.

Volume 3: Social Influences in Sport Psychology



Introduction to volume 3

Part 15: Foundational Commentaries

  1. N. Triplett, ‘The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition’, The American Journal of Psychology, 9, 1898, 507-533.
  2. C. W. Sherif, ‘The Social Context of Competition’, in R. Martens (ed.), Joy and Sadness in Children’s Sports (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1978), pp. 81-97. Abridged from Social Problems in Athletics, D. Landers (ed.), (Champaign: University of Illinois Pres, 1976), pp. 18-36.
  3. Part 16: Audience Effects and Group Dynamics

  4. R. Martens, ‘Effects of An Audience on Learning and Performing a Complex Motor Skill’, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 12, 1969, 252-260.
  5. K. S. Courneya and A. V. Carron, ‘The Home Advantage in Sport Competitions: A Literature Review’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 14, 1992, 13-27.
  6. A. V. Carron, M. W. Colman, J. Wheeler and D. Stevens, ‘Cohesion and Performance in Sport: A Meta-Analysis’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 24, 2002, 168-188.
  7. F. Rhodewalt, A. T. Saltzman and J. Wittmer, ‘Self-Handicapping Among Competitive Athletes: The Role of Practice in Self-Esteem Protection’, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 5, 1984, 197-209.
  8. Part 17: Social Influence

  9. M. R. Leary, ‘Self-Presentational Processes in Exercise and Sport’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 14, 1992, 339-351.
  10. P. McCullagh and M. R. Weiss, ‘Modeling: Considerations for Motor Skill Performance and Psychological Responses’, in R. Singer, H. Hausenblas and C. Janelle (eds), Handbook of Research in Sport Psychology 2nd ed. (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001), pp. 205-238.
  11. T. Bianco and R. Eklund, ‘Conceptual Considerations for Social Support Research in Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Case of Sport Injury’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 23, 2001, 85-107.
  12. A. L. Smith, ‘Peer Relationships in Physical Activity Contexts: A Road Less Travelled in Youth Sport and Exercise Psychology Research’, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 4, 2003, 25-39.
  13. Part 18: The Self in Sport

  14. K. R. Fox and C. B. Corbin, ‘The Physical Self-Perception Profile: Development and Preliminary Validation’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 11, 1989, 408-430.
  15. H. W. Marsh, G. E. Richards, S. Johnson, L. Roche and P. Tremayne, ‘Physical Self-Description Questionnaire: Psychometric Properties and a Multitrait-Multimethod Analysis of Relations to Existing Instruments’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 16, 1994, 270-305.
  16. Part 19: Motivation in Sport

  17. H. W. Marsh, ‘Sport Motivation Orientations: Beware of Jingle-Jangle Fallacies’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 16, 1994, 365-380.
  18. M. Theeboom, P. DeKnop and M. R. Weiss, ‘Motivational Climate, Psychological Responses, and Motor Skill Development in Children’s Sport: A Field-Based Intervention Study’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 17, 1995, 294-311.
  19. J. D. Coatsworth and D. E. Conroy, ‘The Effects of Autonomy-Supportive Coaching, Need Satisfaction, and Self-Perceptions on Initiative and Identity in Youth Swimmers’, Developmental Psychology, 45, 2009, 320-328.
  20. K. J. Bartholomew, N. Ntoumanis, R. M. Ryan and C. Thøgersen-Ntoumani, ‘Psychological Need Thwarting in the Sport Context: Assessing the Darker Side of Athletic Experience’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33, 2011, 75-102.
  21. S. A. Jackson, ‘Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Flow State in Elite Athletes’, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 7, 1995, 138-166.
  22. Part 19: Psychosocial Stress in Sport: Sources, Burnout, and Injury

  23. D. Gould, S. A. Jackson and L.M Finch, ‘Sources of Stress in National Champion Figure Skaters’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 15, 1993, 134-159.
  24. M. B. Andersen and J. M. Williams, ‘A Model of Stress and Athletic Injury: Prediction and Prevention’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 10, 1988, 294-306.
  25. R. E. Smith, F. L. Smoll and J. T. Ptacek, ‘Conjunctive Moderator Variables in Vulnerability and Resiliency Research: Life Stress, Social Support and Coping Skills, and Adolescent Sport Injuries’, Journal of Personality and Sport Psychology, 58, 1990, 360-370.
  26. R. C. Eklund and S. L.Cresswell, ‘Athlete Burnout’, in G. Tenenbaum and R. Eklund (eds), Handbook of Sport Psychology (3rd ed), (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2007), pp. 621-641.
  27. Volume 4: Applied Sport Psychology



    Introduction to volume 3

    Part 20: Conceptual Issues and Professional Practice

  28. R. Martens, ‘About Smocks and Jocks’, Journal of Sport Psychology, 1, 1979, 94-99.
  29. R. Martens, ‘Science, Knowledge, and Sport Psychology’, The Sport Psychologist, 1, 1987, 29-55.
  30. A. Poczwardowski, C. Sherman and K. P. Henschen, ‘A Sport Psychology Service Delivery Heuristic: Building on Theory and Practice’, The Sport Psychologist, 12, 1998, 191-207.
  31. Part 21: Basic Psychological Skills

    Goal Setting

  32. L. B. Kyllo and D. Landers, ‘Goal Setting in Sport and Exercise: A Research Synthesis to Resolve the Controversy’, in Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 17, 1995, 117-137.
  33. Imagery/Mental Practice

  34. P. S. Holmes and C. Calmels, ‘A Neuroscientific Review of Imagery and Observation Use in Sport’, Journal of Motor Behavior, 40, 2008, 433-445.
  35. P. S. Holmes and D. J. Collins, ‘The PETTLEP Approach to Motor Imagery: A Functional Equivalence Model for Sport Psychologists’, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 13, 2001, 60-83.
  36. Self-talk

  37. J. Hardy, ‘Speaking Clearly: A Critical Review of the Self-Talk Literature’, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 7, 2006, 81-97.


    Part 22: Interventions


  39. B. Blumenstein, M. Bar-Eli, and G. Tenenbaum, ‘A Five Step Approach to Mental Training Incorporating Biofeedback’, The Sport Psychologist, 11, 1997, 440-453.
  40. Psychological Skills Training

  41. M. J. Greenspan and D. L. Feltz, ‘Psychological Interventions with Athletes in Competitive Situations: A Review’, The Sport Psychologist, 3, 1989, 219-236.
  42. Interventions with Teams

  43. N. L. Holt and J. G.H. Dunn, ‘Guidelines for Delivering Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing Team Building Interventions’, The Sport Psychologist, 20, 2006, 348-367.
  44. Youth Sport

  45. R. E. Smith, F. Smoll and B. Curtis, ‘Coach Effectiveness Training: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Enhancing Relationship Skills in Youth Sport Coaches’, Journal of Sport Psychology, 1, 1979, 59-75.
  46. Part 23: Motor Learning and Perceptual Skills Training

  47. G. Wulf, N. McConnel, M. Gartner and A. Schwarz, ‘Enhancing the Learning of Sport Skills Through External-Focus Feedback’, Journal of Motor Behavior, 34, 2002, 171-182.
  48. J. B. Shea and R. L. Morgan, ‘Contextual Interference Effects on the Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer of a Motor Skill’, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 5, 2, 1979, 179 -187.
  49. N. J. Smeeton, A. M. Williams,N. J. Hodges and P. Ward, ‘The Relative Effectiveness of Various Instructional Approaches in Developing Anticipation Skill’, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 11, 2, 2005, 98 -110.
  50. Part 24: Coach-athlete relationship

  51. N. P. Barnett, F. L. Smoll and R. E. Smith, ‘Effects of Enhancing Coach-Athlete Relationships on Youth Sport Attrition’, The Sport Psychologist, 6, 1992, 111-127.
  52. Part 25: Self-Efficacy and Cognitive-Affective Stress Management

  53. A. Bandura, ‘Perceived Self-Efficacy in the Exercise of Personal Agency’, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 2, 1990, 128-163.
  54. P. R. E. Crocker, R. B. Alderman and F. M. R. Smith, ‘Cognitive-Affective Stress Management Training with High Performance Youth Volleyball Players: Effects on Affect, Cognition, and Performance’, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 10, 1988, 448-460.
  55. Part 26: Emotion and Performance

  56. M. V. Jones, ‘Controlling Emotions in Sport’, The Sport Psychologist, 17, 2003, 471-486.

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