Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts

2nd Edition

By Ellis Cashmore

© 2008 – Routledge

514 pages

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About the Book

Now including exercise psychology terms for the first time in its second edition, Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers a highly accessible introduction to this fascinating subject, its central theories and state-of-the-art research. Over 300 alphabetically-ordered entries cover such diverse terms as:

  • adherence
  • aggression
  • emotion
  • exercise dependence
  • home advantage
  • kinesiphobia
  • left-handedness
  • motivation
  • retirement
  • self-confidence.

Cross-referenced, with suggestions for further reading and a full index, this latest key guide contains invaluable advice on the psychology of sport and exercise. A comprehensive A-Z guide to a fast-moving field of inquiry, this book is an essential resource for scholars, coaches, trainers, journalists, competitors, exercisers; in fact anyone associated with sport and exercise.

Table of Contents

Anorexia Nervosa. Extreme Sports. Fear of Failure. Giftedness. Group Orientation. Focus. Halo Effect. Integrated Regulation. Kinesthesia. Metacognition. Motor Reaction. Self-Actualization. Trans-Gender. Yerkes-Dodson Law. Weight-Control. Yoga

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY029000
PSYCHOLOGY / Reference
SPO033000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Reference