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The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts

ISBN 9781138734418
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
726 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology integrates the topics of motor control, physical education, exercise, adventure, performance in sports, and the performing arts, in several important ways and contexts, drawing upon diverse cultural perspectives. More than 90 overarching topics have been systematically developed by internationally renowned experts in theory, research, and practice.

Each contribution delves into a thematic area with more nuanced vocabulary. The terminology drawn upon integrates traditional discourse and emerging topic matter into a state-of-the-art two-volume set. Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts is comprised of theoretical topic matter, spanning theories and terminology from psychology contextualized to sport and physical activity, sport psychology-focused theories, and expansive discussions related to philosophy of science and methodology. Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures draws upon practical concepts that bridge theory and research and practice. Broader issues that extend beyond sport and physical activity participants are embedded within the entries, intended to augment physical, mental, and social well-being.

This expansive encyclopedia is a must-have resource for all professionals, scholars, and students in the fields of sport psychology and sport science.

Table of Contents

Volume 2 Contents

Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts: Board of Experts

Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures: Board of Experts

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Contributors

List of Keywords

Orientation for Volume 1


Dieter Hackfort & Robert J. Schinke

Adventurous Sport Activities

Dieter Hackfort


Tim Woodman, Christine Le Scanff, and Olivier Luminet

Anticipation and Expertise

Paul Ward, Joel Suss, Patrick Belling, and A. Mark Williams

Cliques and Subgroups

Luc J. Martin

Cognitive Sport Psychology

Aidan Moran

Context-Driven Sport Psychology: A Cultural Lens

Louise Kamuk Storm and Carsten Hvid Larsen


Noora J. Ronkainen & Amy T. Blodgett

Depression and Athletes

Erlanger A. Turner

Embodied Cognition

Massimiliano L. Cappuccioand Jesus Ilundáin-Agurruza

Emotional Intelligence

Emma Mosley, Matthew Watson, and Sylvain Laborde

Expertise: Nature and Nurture

Joseph Baker and Stuart Wilson

Five Factor Model (Big 5) and its Relation to Sporting Performance

Iain Greenless

Goals and Emotions

Warren Mansell

Group Cohesion 

M. Blair Evans, Scott A. Graupensperger, and Svenja A. Wolf

Group Flow

Fabian Pels and Jens Kleinert

Judgement and Decision-Making

Markus Raab and Clare MacMahon

Leadership and Social Identity

Katrien Fransen, Jamie B. Barker, and Matthew J. Slater

Measurement Quality

Eva Pila, Mark G. Epp, and Kent C. Kowalski

Mental Fitness

Dieter Hackfort and York-Peter Klöppel

Mental Health and Wellness

William D. Parham

Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis

Thomas Curran and Toni L. Williams

Methods in Cognitive Sport Psychology

Edson Filho and Gershon Tenenbaum 

Mindfulness and Exercise

Sarah Ullrich-French and Anne E. Cox

Motivation: Achievement Goal Theory in Sport and Physical Activity

Glyn C. Roberts and Christina G. L. Nerstad

Motor Control

Julian Rudisch, Nils Henrik Pixa, and Claudia Voelcker-Rehage

Motor Learning

Nicole T. Ong and Nicola J. Hodges


Katharina Geukes, Carolyn C. Morf, and Mitja D. Back

Organizational Culture in Sport

Christopher R. D. Wagstaff & Suzanna Burton-Wylie


Andrew P. Hill, Daniel J. Madigan, Martin M. Smith, Sarah H. Mallinson-Howard, and Tracy C. Donachie

Personality and Physical Activity

Ryan E. Rhodes & Kathryn E. Wilson

Personality and Team Effectiveness

James Hardy, Alex J. Benson, and Matt W. Boulter

Personality Assessment I: An Integrative Approach

Tristan J. Coulter, Clifford J. Mallett, and Dan P. McAdams

Personality Assessment II: Within-Person Variability Assessment

Katharina Geukes and Steffen Nestler

Personality Research: Directions

Harry Manley and Ross Roberts

Planned Exercise Behaviour

Vassilis Barkoukis and Lambros Lazuras

Positive Youth Development: A Sport and Exercise Psychology Perspective

Diane L. Gill and Michael A. Hemphill

Power and Priviledge

Sae-Mi Lee and Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Qualitative Methods

Toni L. Williams and Brett Smith

Research Philosophies

Katherine A. Tamminen and Zoë A. Poucher

Resilience in Teams and Organizations

Christopher R. D. Wagstaff, Kirsten J. Fasey, and Mustafa Sarker

Self-Determination Theory

Nikita Bhavsar, Nikos Ntoumanis, Eleanor Quested, Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani and Nikos Chatzisarantis

Self-Efficacy B

Timothy J. H. Budden, Ben Jackson, and James A. Dimmock

Self-Identity: Discursive and Narrative Conceptions and Applications

Kerry R. McGannon and Brett Smith

Spirituality in Sport

Thierry R. F. Middleton, Robert J. Schinke, Brennan Petersen, and Cole Giffin

Stress and Wellbeing of those Operating in Groups

Lee Baldock, Brendan Cropley, Stephen D. Mellalieu, and Rich Neil

Trauma: The Invisible Tattoos

William D. Parham

Validity and Reliability

Katie E. Gunnell

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Dieter Hackfort is a retired professor of sport psychology. In his career he held professorships at the Center for Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology at the University of South Florida, USA, the Institutes for Sport Science at the Universities in Heidelberg and Munich, Germany, and Qatar University in Doha, as well as an Honorary Professorship and a Guest Professorship at the Hubei University in Wuhan, China. Dr. Hackfort is former President of the German Association of Sport Psychology (ASP) and the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). He also serves as a consultant for Olympic athletes, athletes in x-treme/adventurous sport activities, and professional athletes, including drivers in F1 and further motor sports.

Robert J. Schinke is President for the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) and a Past President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Robert is a Full Professor and the Canada Research Chair of Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity at Laurentian University, in Canada, and a Distinguished Honorary Professor at Tsing Hua University, in Taiwan. Robert has worked extensively with world champion professional boxers featured on major television networks, consults also with an assortment of professional sport athletes across disciplines, and has served as Mental Training Consultant with several Canadian male and female national teams each Olympic cycle since 1996.


"This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date compendium in the psychology of sport and exercise. Covering an array of topics from emotional experience to motor control, this volume is more than a just a reference, it’s a source of inspiration to researchers and practitioners." - Richard M. Ryan, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, Australia

"The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology is a much-needed encyclopedia in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Most importantly, it has the hallmark of global authorities in this field. Their scholarly description of over 90 key topics will provide enormous assistance to lecturers and newcomers in the fields of psychology and sport sciences all over the world. Another monumental contribution to the field of sport and exercise psychology by Dieter Hackfort, Robert Schinke, and the International Society of Sport Psychology." - Athanasios Papaioannou, University of Thessaly, Greece.