Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise 4th Edition

Author: Gill, Diane
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450484662
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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.

Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise

Author: Diane L. Gill
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN:
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This completely re-written and updated text provides students with a comprehensive overview of sport and exercise psychology. It has chapters on approaches to knowledge, goal setting, stress management and psychological skills training.

Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise 4th Edition

Author: Gill, Diane
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492550868
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Advances in Sport Psychology

Author: Thelma S. Horn
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736057356
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The updated third edition of Advances in Sport Psychologyoffers a view of the latest research in the field of sport psychology. The text is written by 34 of the field's most prolific researchers and scholars, including Maureen Weiss, Shane Murphy, and Albert Carron. These contributors extend the boundaries that have defined the field and provide a clear direction for future research. This third edition has been completely revised to reflect the advances that have occurred in the field within the past several years. The text provides readers with a complete picture of current research and emerging topics in sport psychology while challenging researchers to examine the factors that keep this discipline growing. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, provides a fresh look at sport psychology with these features: -Four new chapters on qualitative research methods, achievement goal theories, self-confidence, and family and peer influences -Significant revisions of the second-edition chapters, along with more concise overviews of individual topics -An analysis and synthesis of the state of knowledge for each topic and a discussion of future research directions The text focuses on the most important and active areas of current research, which recognize the merging of individual and socioenvironmental factors in making sense of sport performance and behavior. Each chapter includes a definition of terms, an explanation of the chapter's scope, and an outline of the sections. The author then provides a review of the available research and theory on the chapter's main topic, analyzes the state of knowledge in the area, and devotes significant space to future research directions. The book is divided into four parts. Part Ioffers a comprehensive introduction to the field, including definitions, history, and research paradigms and methodologies. Part IIexplores individual characteristics that affect sport participants' behavior, including self-perceptions, attributional patterns and perceptions of control, motivational orientations, and achievement goal perspectives. Part IIIexplores socioenvironmental factors that affect sport participants' behaviors. Part IVdelves into the research and theory concerning intervention techniques used for enhancing performance and modifying athletes' behaviors, including imagery and mental rehearsal, attentional processes, goal setting, and flow and peak performance. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, offers a new and thorough understanding of where sport psychology has been, where it is now, and where it is headed. This text will help students prepare and conduct their own research, and it will be a great reference for professionals who want to stay on the cutting-edge of the field.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 6th Edition

Author: Weinberg, Robert S.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492502006
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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.

Group Dynamics in Sport

Author: Albert V. Carron
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935412359
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This updated and expanded edition introduces readers to the most current theory and practice of group dynamics in sport teams. Changes in the new edition include extensive revision of each content area, as well as two new chapters on the study of groups and attributions in sport. The book features seven sections that break down the study of group dynamics in an engaging and reader-friendly way. Material covered includes an analysis of the nature and development of groups; examination of group environment, structure, and cohesiveness; and discussion of team processes such as goals and communication.

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology

Author: Mark R. Beauchamp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134471688
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.

Facilitated Stretching 4E

Author: Robert McAtee
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450434312
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Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, examines techniques and guidelines for PNF stretches in a variety of settings. Stretches are demonstrated on a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench. Stretches are grouped according to each joint, and the majority of the stretches include both a partner stretch version and a self-stretch version. As in previous editions, specific routines are included for cycling, golf, running, swimming, throwing and racket sports, and now ice hockey. It also includes general stretches for everyday use, plus stretches for those with “rusty hinges.” These ready-made stretching routines make it easy to incorporate facilitated stretching into a workout regimen and take the guesswork out of organizing a stretching routine to match the needs of a specific sport.

Lore of Running

Author: Timothy Noakes
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873229593
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dr. Noakes explores the physiology of running, all aspects of training, and recognizing, avoiding, and treating injuries. 133 illustrations.