The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers : A Cognitive Analysis book cover
1st Edition

The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers
A Cognitive Analysis

ISBN 9780863774447
Published February 1, 1999 by Psychology Press
334 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Cognitive sport psychology: cognition, psychology and sport - mental factors in athletic performance; understanding attention - the psychology of concentration. Part 2 Concentration in sport: concentration in sport performance; losing concentration in sport - external and internal distractions; measuring attentional processes in athletes - from brain states to individual differences. Part 3 Concentration techniques: improving concentration in sport - assumptions, exercise and techniques; improving concentration in sport - mental practice. Part 4 Integration: concentration in sport performers - implications and new directions.

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Aidan Moran has produced an outstanding resource on concentration and sport performance. Moran's clear writing style manages to combine the detail and precision necessary for a scientific work with the accessibility of a professional guidebook. This text is designed to be a standard on the bookshelf of any serious student, academic, or practitioner interested in concentration and human performance. The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers will likely stand as a primary resource to researchers and practitioners for years to come. It could be used as a graduate level text. Even more so, it is a valuable reference book for any psychologist or educated professional concerned with the process of concentration in human performance. - J. P. Simons, Victoria University Melbourne, Australia in The International Journal of Sport Psychology