The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise
This extensively revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive account of the latest research and practice issues relating to perfectionism in sport, dance, and exercise.
The new edition of The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise includes the latest understanding of perfectionism, its benefits and costs, and support that can be given to those at risk to the perils of perfectionism. The book features contributions from leading researchers and practitioners. With nine new chapters and six updated chapters, the book provides an exhaustive account of research, novel approaches to studying and working with perfectionism, along with critical reflections on key issues and controversies. The book includes a new section on emerging approaches and concepts, as well as a revised section on applied issues and practitioner perspectives offering three new approaches to working with perfectionism. With chapters featuring returning authors and new contributors with novel perspectives, this edition will be invaluable to individuals familiar and unfamiliar with this area of work.
This book will be an essential resource and vital guide for students and researchers, as well as practitioners, coaches and instructors in sport, dance, and exercise.
PART 1: CONCEPTUAL, MEASUREMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
1. Conceptualising perfectionism: Resolving old quarrels and starting new ones
Andrew P. Hill
2. Advances in the measurement of perfectionism in sport, dance and exercise
Daniel J. Madigan
3. Revisiting the development of perfectionism in sport, dance and exercise
Paul R. Appleton and Thomas Curran
PART 2: ESTABLISHED APPROACHES AND MODELS
4. An update and extension of the independent effects approach to perfectionism in sport, dance, and exercise
Gareth E. Jowett, Sarah H. Mallinson-Howard, Andrew P. Hill, and Daniel J. Madigan
5. Re-Envisioning the tripartite model of perfectionism in sport and dance
John K. Gotwals and Michael R. Lizmore
6. The 2 × 2 model of perfectionism in sport, dance, and exercise: An updated and critical review
PART 3: NEW APPROACHES AND CONCEPTS
7. Perfectionistic tipping points and how to find them
Andrew P. Hill
8. Perfectionism cognitions in sport, dance, and exercise
Tracy Donachie, Andrew P. Hill, and Marianne E Etherson
9. Studying perfectionistic climates
Michael C. Grugan, Laura C. Fenwick, and Luke F. Olsson
PART 4: APPLIED ISSUES AND PRACTIONER PERSPECTIVES
10. Working with perfectionistic athletes: An Acceptance Commitment Therapy perspective
Dean Watson, Henrik Gustafsson, and Carolina Lundqvist
11. Applying self-compassion to perfectionism in sport
Leah J. Ferguson, Kent C. Kowalski, Danielle, L. Cormier, and Abimbola O. Eke
12. Perfectionism in sport: A Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy perspective
Anna Jordana and Martin J. Turner
PART V: REFLECTIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
13. Reflections on 20 years studying multidimensional perfectionism in sport
John G. H. Dunn
14. Questions, critical reflections, and advances with the model of excellencism and perfectionism: A call to action
Patrick Gaudreau, Antoine Benoît, and Laurence Boileau
15. Reflections on the costs of rigid perfectionism and perfectionistic reactivity: The core significance of the failure to adapt in sports and in life
Gordon L. Flett and Paul L. Hewitt
"The revised edition of The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise is a timely and valuable contribution to the understanding of the rise of perfectionism in diverse physical activity settings. Professor Andrew Hill has done an excellent job in this second edition by providing new conceptual and methodological insights, updating the evidence base, as well as offering important practical suggestions to develop interventions that address the negative consequences of perfectionism for physical and mental functioning. I highly recommend this book to students, researchers, and practitioners."
Professor Nikos Ntoumanis, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
"This second edition of The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise by Professor Andrew Hill and his team of contributors is an essential read for researchers, coaches, exercise enthusiasts, as well as psychology practitioners. The book skilfully maps out the latest evidence related to the nature, development, and consequences of perfectionism in its various guises. It also thoughtfully presents evidence-informed recommendations for those working with athletes, exercisers, and dancers who exhibit perfectionism. A highly recommended read!"
Professor Mark Beauchamp, University of British Columbia, Canada
"Edited by one of the world-leading researchers on perfectionism in performance domains, and comprising a variety of insightful, critical, and novel chapters written by leaders in the field, this book should be a go-to resource for any academics or practitioners interested in understanding this complex and important topic. Taking a critical and reflective approach to the field, the text provokes you to reconsider perceptions pertaining to perfectionism and re-evaluate your understanding of both research and practice as it pertains to perfectionism."
Professor Camilla Knight, Swansea University, United Kingdom