Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise

Author: Diane L. Gill
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492586242
Format: PDF
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Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, reflects the latest developments in the field of sport and exercise psychology and presents various applications in a range of physical activity settings. The text emphasizes practical theory, which allows students pursuing careers in teaching, coaching, consulting, exercise instruction and leadership, sports medicine, rehabilitation, and athletic training environments to enhance physical activity experiences for all based on the best available knowledge. With emphasis on practical application, readers can incorporate sport and exercise psychology into both their professional and personal experiences. Authors Diane L. Gill, Lavon Williams, and Erin J. Reifsteck highlight key theoretical work and research to provide guidelines for using sport and exercise psychology in professional practice and personal physical activities. The fourth edition of Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise includes reorganized, revised content and relevant, up-to-date research to emphasize the areas of change and growth in the field in recent years. Specific updates to this edition include the following: • Part IV on emotion is now expanded to include two in-depth chapters—one focusing on emotion and performance and one on physical activity and mental health—as well as a third chapter on stress management • Part III on the popular topic of motivation is reorganized to emphasize contemporary research and connections to professional practice. • The chapter on aggression and social development now includes more current research on prosocial and antisocial behavior as well as an expanded section on positive youth development. • In-class and out-of-class lab activities replace case studies to provide scenario-based, experiential activities for a more applied learning experience. • Updated end-of-chapter summaries, review questions, and recommended readings reinforce key concepts and encourage further study. • Application Point sidebars have been updated to cover a wide variety of professions in order to connect the content with real-world application. • A newly added image bank helps instructors prepare class lectures. Content is organized into five parts representing major topics that are found in sport and exercise psychology curriculums. Part I provides an orientation, with chapters covering the scope, historical development, and current approaches to sport and exercise psychology. Part II focuses on the individual, with chapters on personality, attention and cognitive skills, and self-perceptions. Part III covers the broad topic of motivation, addressing the why question of physical activity behavior. Part IV looks at emotion, including the relationship between physical activity and emotion as well as stress management. Part V considers social processes in chapters on social influence, social development, and group dynamics, as well as cultural diversity. With more in-depth coverage than introductory-level texts, Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, brings sport and exercise psychology to life for students as they prepare for their professional lives. Emphasis is placed on sport and exercise psychology concepts as they apply to three key areas of kinesiology professions: physical education teaching, coaching, and consulting; exercise instruction and fitness leadership; and sports medicine, rehabilitation, and athletic training. By focusing on these professional settings, readers will understand how psychology concepts are integral to real-world situations outside of the classroom.

Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise 4th Edition

Author: Gill, Diane
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492550868
Format: PDF, ePub
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Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, reflects the latest developments in the field of sport and exercise psychology and presents various applications in a range of physical activity settings.

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology

Author: Mark R. Beauchamp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134471610
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Can a better understanding of group dynamics raise individual and team athletic performance or improve the outcomes of exercise interventions? Much human behaviour in sport and exercise settings is embedded within groups, where individuals’ cognitions, emotions, and behaviours influence and are influenced by other group members. Now in a fully revised, updated, and expanded second edition, Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology explores the unique psychological dynamics that emerge in sport and exercise groups. It provides a clear and thorough guide to contemporary theory, research, and applied practice, covering core themes and cutting-edge topics as well as highlighting directions for future research. The book is organised into five thematic sections: Part 1: The Self in Groups Part 2: Leadership in Groups Part 3: Group Environment Part 4: Motivation in Groups Part 5: Socio-Environmental Issues in Groups This new edition includes seven completely new chapters, exploring important emerging issues such as social identity, the family, co-ordination and shared knowledge within sport teams, the group as a vehicle for facilitating individual behavior change, social support and emotion regulation, peer leadership, and cultural perspectives in relation to group dynamics. No other book on group dynamics in sport or exercise offers such a close examination of the evidence base, and therefore Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology is important reading for all students, researchers, or practitioners working in sport or exercise psychology, kinesiology, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, or physical education.

BTEC National Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science 4th Edition

Author: Jennifer Stafford-Brown
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471878643
Format: PDF, Docs
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Help your students gain the academic expertise and employability skills needed for further progression in education or the workplace with this textbook, fully updated to reflect the new structure and content of the 2016 Level 3 BTEC qualification. - Prepare your students for new external assessment requirements with teaching guidance and tips - Contextualise knowledge and build practical understanding of concepts with case studies - Provide opportunities to stretch and challenge Distinction students - Help students prepare for assignments with activities linked to assessment criteria - Written by expert author team Jennifer Stafford-Brown and Simon Rea

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 7E

Author: Weinberg, Robert S.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492561142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This text provides a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology with the latest research on grit, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cultural diversity, substance abuse, exercise adherence, ethics, professional issues, and transitions in sport.

Making Sense of Sports

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415552206
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.

Evolution re Psychologie

Author: David M. Buss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783827370945
Format: PDF, Docs
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In den verschiedenen Verhaltenswissenschaften hat sich ein Ansatz etabliert, der als "Neodarwinische Renaissance" angesehen werden kann. Dieser evolutionäre Ansatz breitet sich in jüngster Zeit auch in der Psychologie zunehmend aus. David Buss gilt als einer der Pioniere der evolutionären Psychologie. Die inhaltlichen Schwerpunkte in dem Standardwerk von Buss liegen auf Fragen zu Liebe und Partnerschaft sowie zur Persönlichkeit. Es orientiert sich an den grundlegenden Anpassungsproblemen der Psychologie. Die verschiedenen Teilbereiche der Psychologie werden aus einer evolutionären Perspektive betrachtet.