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Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology

David Lavallee | John Kremer | Aidan Moran


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Sport Psychology is an essential introduction to the field's key issues, suitable for psychology, sport science and sport studies students at all levels. Encompassing the history of sport psychology to more recent distinctions between sport and exercise psychology, it is ideal reading for students looking to learn about issues such as motivation, concentration and anxiety and the connection between physical activity and psychological well-being.
This new edition provides updated case studies, guidance on further reading, study questions and brand new content on self-harm in sport and metaimagery. Real-life examples put the theory into practice, and the authors' focus on the freshest theories shows how the discipline has evolved in recent years.
This new edition of Sport Psychology combines theory, research and empirical evidence to provide a comprehensive, introductory text, suitable for core use. All chapters have been updated, reflecting contemporary developments, and new content includes the latest research on metaimagery and self harm in sport, as well as new case examples throughout.
David Lavallee is Head of the School of Sport at the University of Stirling, UK. His principal areas of interest include self-identity and coping processes in sport and exercise, psychology of sport injury, retirement from sport, athlete and coach burnout and eating disorders in sport.
John Kremer is a Reader in Applied Social Psychology in the School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast, UK. He continues to combine his academic interest in sport and exercise psychology with an active involvement with a wide range of team and individual sports including soccer, rugby, cricket, Gaelic sports, golf and athletics. He has co authored a number of sport psychology texts including Pure Sport (2008) with Aidan Moran
Aidan Moran is Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University College, Dublin, Ireland. He has published extensively on cognitive psychology and sport psychology (especially on mental practice and attentional processes). A consultant to many of Ireland's leading professional sports performers and teams, he is a former Official Psychologist to the Irish Olympic Squad.
Mark Williams is Professor of Motor Behaviour in the Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Professor Williams is a leading authority on expertise and its acquisition in sport and other domains and has published widely in sport and exercise science and psychology.

"Lavallee, Kremer, Moran and Williams are all well respected authors in the field and have produced a 'must read' second edition to their text Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes. Covering the core topics within the discipline in a consistent and systematic 'theory to practice' format, the book delivers an interesting, insightful and informative read. I would recommend the book to both undergraduates and postgraduates with a focus on Sport Psychology." – Professor Ian Maynard, Professor of Sport Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Cover Cover
Contents vii
List of Figures and Tables viii
Preface ix
1 Introduction 1
2 Practising Sport Psychology 19
3 Imagery 35
4 Motivation 58
5 Concentration 96
6 Anxiety 124
7 Sport Expertise 146
8 Acquiring Sport Skills 167
9 Teams 190
10 The Athlete’s Career 221
11 Exercise and Mental Health 247
Bibliography 274
Index 337