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Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field.
Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession.
Sport and Exercise Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of key topics in sport and exercise psychology including the effectiveness of psychological skills training interventions, models for delivery and the development of research approaches studying the impact of psychological skills on performance. A number of specific chapters focus on key issues such as, mood, emotion, emotion regulation, coping, self-confidence, anxiety, imagery, performance profiling and leadership development in players and coaches. Exercise is typically linked to positive psychological states and three chapters review this effect. A chapter focuses on the influence of exercise on self-esteem while the next chapter looks at the use of music and a further chapter looks at dysfunctional effects including addictive states. A final chapter focuses on placebo effects addressing key issues in designing psychological interventions.
The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in applied clinical psychology.
Other books in the series include: Clinical Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology.
Chapter 1: Applied sport psychology: Enhancing performance using psychological skills training
Section 1: Cognitive and affective factors
Chapter 2: Mood and sport performance
Chapter 3: Anxiety in sport: Should we be worried or excited?
Chapter 4: Self-confidence in a sporting context
Section 2: Managing psychological states
Chapter 5: Stress and coping among competitive athletes in sport
Chapter 6: Performance profiling
Chapter 7: The scientific application of music in sport and exercise
Chapter 8: Imagery and sport performance
Section 3: Leadership
Chapter 9: Leadership development in athletes and coaches
Section 4: The effects of exercise on psychological states
Chapter 10: Physical activity and self-esteem
Chapter 11: Exercise addiction
Section 5: The placebo effect
Chapter 12: Beliefs versus reality, or beliefs as reality? The placebo effect in sport and exercise