Author: Weinberg, Robert S.,Gould, Daniel

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450469817

Category: Education

Page: 664

View: 1275

As the leading text in sport and exercise psychology, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sixth Edition, provides a thorough introduction to key concepts in the field. This text offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.
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Author: Bonnie G. Berger,Robert C. Eklund,Robert S. Weinberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935412588

Category:

Page: 552

View: 7732

The world-renowned authorship team of Bonnie G Berger and Robert S Weinberg welcome fellow highly esteemed scholar Robert C. Eklund to this third update of one of the fundamental texts on exercise psychology. In this new edition, the authors expand upon the key concepts and models of the field, focusing on the interrelationships between exercise and psychology. Students moving toward the exercise professions will gain a solid background in key issues surrounding exercise and health and make great strides forward in becoming competent and compassionate practitioners.
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Author: Alan S. Kornspan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736074473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 179

View: 1764

This text provides an introductory look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology.
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Study Guide

Author: Daniel Gould,Robert S. Weinberg

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736001595

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 167

View: 2240

This study guide is based on Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology and contains active learning exercises to help students experience, understand and apply the concepts presented in each chapter. It includes sample test questions for each chapter and lists a variety of websites.
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Author: National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.),Bill I. Campbell

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450412289

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 311

View: 3098

Whether you work with fitness enthusiasts or competitive athletes, this resource will lead you through the key concepts of sport and exercise nutrition allowing you to assess an individual's nutrition status and develop customised nutrition plans. NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition provides valuable information and guidelines that address the nutrition needs for the broad range of clientele serviced by strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and sport dietitians.
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Author: Peter M. McGinnis

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736079661

Category: Education

Page: 443

View: 410

"Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ Educational 2D Software Access," introduces exercise biomechanics in concise terms that explain external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement.
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Author: Susan A. Jackson,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780880118767

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 6069

Describes how athletes reach a high level of performance in which they feel perfectly attuned toward their sport
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Author: Robert C. Eklund,Gershon Tenenbaum

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148336870X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 880

View: 1028

How do athletes overcome fears, slumps, mental blocks, or injuries? How do they deal with stress and anxiety, be it from competitors, teammates, audiences, parents, coaches, or themselves? What psychological techniques prove effective in mental training for peak performance, maintaining concentration, motivation, and competitive drive? How can an athlete enhance his or her commitment to a training regimen, or how might the average person better adhere to a program of fitness and exercise? Readers will find answers to these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Features & Benefits: Entries explore the theory, research, and application of psychology as it relates to sport and fitness in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free to help readers better understand human behavior in sport and exercise settings. From personal factors to situational factors influencing performance to specific psychological techniques for enhancing performance, this work provides comprehensive coverage of the field via approximately 350 to 400 signed entries. Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students further in their research journey. Available in print and online, this monumental work is edited by two leading figures in the field with a distinguished international Editorial Advisory Board to select and assign entries, ensuring authoritative content readers can trust.
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A Critical Introduction

Author: Aidan P. Moran

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415168083

Category: Psychology

Page: 347

View: 688

Sport and exercise psychology is a rapidly expanding field both academically and professionally. Aidan Moran provides the first textbook to combine an explanation of the theoretical foundations of sport and exercise psychology with critical reviews of contemporary research and practical suggestions for relevant independent research projects. Arranged in four complementary parts, the book moves from a general discussion of the nature and role of sport psychology to explorations of individual, group and health factors affecting performance. Designed to encourage students to apply their psychological knowledge and critical thinking abilities, each chapter features a summary and boxed highlights containing questions to help students gain maximum understanding of the material.
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Author: Barbara Brehm

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803640943

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 5426

Learn how to apply the psychology of health and fitness to your exercise programs and to solve the motivational and behavioral problems you’ll encounter every day in practice. You’ll explore the scientific principles and variables that influence behavior as you develop the confidence to design effective lifestyle interventions for disease prevention and develop individualized exercise programs that promote optimal health.
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Author: Michael L. Blackburn

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450432778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 3704

This comprehensive resource covers leadership, operations, financial and facilities management, and other chief administrative responsibilities to help readers better understand the athletic director's multifaceted role.
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Author: Tony Morris,Peter C. Terry

Publisher: Fitness Information Technology

ISBN: 9781935412021

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 642

View: 9472

In what is one of the most extensive and all-encompassing books of its kind, this book provides readers with an advanced understanding of the major themes that reflect the development and current status of sport and exercise psychology today. The editors invited nearly 50 of the world's leading experts on the key aspects of sport and exercise psychology to examine and explain the latest findings and newest directions of research. Unlike other publications that lean heavily toward either theoretical or applied approaches, these 27 chapters present a blend of both. Section I features the major psychological processes that have been the subject of extensive theoretical consideration and research examination in the context of sport. Section II highlights topics that have been addressed systematically in relation to the application of sport psychology. Section III focuses on the rapidly growing area of exercise psychology. Section IV details a number of specific themes and particular populations that are of special interest in sport psychology. The contributors represent four different continents and their insights and experiences reflect sport's continuing globalisation. Sport and exercise psychology continues to grow in many countries and regions of the world, and the diversity of the contributors to this book enables readers to make comparisons between the way psychological processes function in different cultures.
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Author: Robert Scott Kretchmar

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780873226196

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 281

View: 3025

Practical Philosophy of Sport is a breakthrough in introductory sport philosophy texts. It's readable, easy-to-understand, and excellent for helping students and professionals in physical education, sport, and exercise science develop values and ethics to guide their careers. The book demystifies philosophy and shows that it can be a useful tool for solving daily professional problems. The text encourages readers to move beyond just reading about or passively listening to philosophy and invites them to "do" it. Practical Philosophy of Sport helps readers develop professional reasoning skills, find answers to their philosophic questions, and form a personal philosophy of physical education, sport, and exercise science.
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Enhancing Sport Performance

Author: Karen Lee Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780736000147

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

View: 6568

Many traditional psychology texts devote significant coverage to psychological theory. In Frameworks for Sport Psychologists,author Karen L. Hill highlights five popular theoretical models and demonstrates how they can be applied in helping athletes to improve their performance. Demonstrating how theoretical models work, Hill introduces the hypothetical case of a struggling professional golfer, Lisa "The Cheetah" Irons. Through this case study, readers learn how each theory assists the sport psychologist in interpreting Lisa's thoughts, emotions, and actions and how to create a plan of action for performance enhancement. The text follows a progression of -learning about each of the five theories, -learning how each theory is applied to a single case, -applying the same theory to other cases, and -writing an original case. In addition to the ongoing case study of Lisa "The Cheetah" Irons, each chapter includes an additional case, providing the reader further opportunity to apply the theories to real process plan. Frameworks for Sport Psychologistsoffers the reader a practical look at sport psychology through its unique blend of theory and practice.
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The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence

Author: Selen Razon,Michael L. Sachs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134462441

Category: Law

Page: 458

View: 628

Applied Exercise Psychology emphasizes the application of evidence-based knowledge drawn from the fields of exercise psychology, health psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, and exercise physiology for physical activity behavior change. The book provides readers with: theoretical bases for understanding and promoting physical activity behavior; interventions to use for facilitating physical activity behavior change and the tools for measuring the effectiveness of these interventions; cross-cultural considerations for practitioners to ensure multicultural competency; considerations to guide best practices with special populations (e.g., persons with medical conditions and persons with mental health conditions); overall applied implications and future directions. The collection builds a bridge between up-to-date research findings, relevant field experiences, and applied implications. This is the first book to cover such breadth of topics in applied exercise psychology, with chapters bringing often overlooked issues to the attention of practitioners to promote not only evidence-based practice but also responsible ethics and referral.
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Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions

Author: Stuart J. H. Biddle,Nanette Mutrie,Trish Gorely

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136339558

Category: Medical

Page: 434

View: 8152

The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern for scientists, health professionals and policy-makers alike. Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of exercise psychology, from theories of motivation and adherence to the design of successful interventions for increasing participation. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, Psychology of Physical Activity is still the only textbook to offer a full survey of the evidence-base for theory and practice in exercise psychology, and the only textbook that explains how to interpret the quality of the research evidence. With international cases, examples and data included throughout, the book also provides a thoroughly detailed examination of the relationship between physical activity and mental health. A full companion website offers useful features to help students and lecturers get the most out of the book during their course, including multiple-choice revision questions, PowerPoint slides and a test bank of additional learning activities. Psychology of Physical Activity is the most authoritative, engaging and up-to-date introduction to exercise psychology currently available. It is essential reading for all students working in exercise and health sciences.
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Studying Physical Activity

Author: Shirl J. Hoffman

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434320

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 1612

"Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition," offers the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, giving students a solid background in the field and preparing them for further study and course work.
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