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Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

by Robert J. (Laurentian University, Canada) Schinke

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology Synopsis

Contemporary sport psychology is a rapidly developing and theoretically rich discipline, and a sophisticated and challenging profession. The Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide to contemporary sport psychology in all its aspects. Written by a team of world-leading researchers and practitioners from five continents, including both established scholars and the best emerging talents, the book traces the contours of the discipline of sport psychology, introducing fundamental theory, discussing key issues in applied practice, and exploring the most important themes, topics and debates across the sport psychology curriculum. Uniquely, the book presents comparative studies of the history and contemporary practice of sport psychology in ten countries, including the US, UK, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia and Israel, helping the reader to understand the cultural and contextual factors that shape international practice in sport psychology. As well as covering in depth the core pillars of sport psychology, from motivation and cognition to group dynamics, the book also includes a full section on cultural sport psychology, a vital but under-explored sub-discipline that is having a profound influence on contemporary theory and practice. With 56 chapters and unparalleled range, depth and currency, the Routledge Handbook of International Sport Psychology is an essential addition to any library with a serious holding in sport psychology.

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology Press Reviews

I commend the editors for a job well done with this textbook and for having brought together an impressive author list consisting of international experts. I think this textbook is a valuable resource, particularly for students and researchers, as it provides a comprehensive view of the past, present, and future of the international field of sport psychology - Andreas Stenling, idrottsforum.org

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138022423
Publication date: 8th February 2016
Author: Robert J. (Laurentian University, Canada) Schinke
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 614 pages
Categories: Sports psychology,

About Robert J. (Laurentian University, Canada) Schinke

Robert J. Schinke is the Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity and a Professor of Sport Psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University, Canada. As a Canadian Sport Psychology Association registered practitioner, he has extensive experience working with national teams and professional athletes of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. He has authored more than 100 refereed publications and co-edited 15 textbooks. His research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. In addition, Robert serves ...

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