1st Edition

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

Edited By Dieter Hackfort, Robert Schinke Copyright 2020
    726 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    726 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.