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Sports psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Sports psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Impact on Brains, Emotions, and Cognition

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Impact on Brains, Emotions, and Cognition

Author: Charles J. Golden, Matthew R. Zusman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

The term chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has recently gained a significant amount of media coverage. However, a large proportion of the information disseminated through the media pertaining to the etiology, neuropathology, and clinical manifestations of CTE are not corroborated by empirical research, and are disputed by prominent researchers who study sports related head injury. This book reviews the existing literature pertaining to these components of CTE and includes unique case studies of several retired NFL players that received a comprehensive neuropsychological battery from a board certified neuropsychologist, among other populations. It investigates the claim that CTE causes depression, violent behavior, and an increased risk for suicide by providing an in depth discussion using empirical data. Highlighting the importance of adhering to post concussion protocol and appreciating the long-term consequences of repeated head trauma, this unique review of the current research on CTE will be useful to students and professionals in psychology and neurology.

Performing Under Pressure Psychological Strategies for Sporting Success

Performing Under Pressure Psychological Strategies for Sporting Success

Author: Josephine Perry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

Performing Under Pressure is an essential resource on improving sporting performance in high-pressure situations. Perry's work guides coaches and athletes through nine key elements of the sporting mindset to help athletes to perform at the highest standards, even under the most pressurized of situations. This valuable read includes empirically-based advice on areas such as embracing competition; building confidence, concentration and focus; maintaining emotional control; learning from and coping with failure or injury; being braver; and being able to push harder. Perry also provides 64 strategies to support each sporting mindset, offering not just the evidence as to why they work but exactly how to implement them. This book uniquely offers those supporting athletes a toolkit of sport psychology strategies and interventions in a way that is evidence-based, accessible and engaging, whether you are starting out studying sport psychology, on a sports science course, or are a coach of many years standing, for both elite and amateur athletes.

Performing Under Pressure Psychological Strategies for Sporting Success

Performing Under Pressure Psychological Strategies for Sporting Success

Author: Josephine Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2019

Performing Under Pressure is an essential resource on improving sporting performance in high-pressure situations. Perry's work guides coaches and athletes through nine key elements of the sporting mindset to help athletes to perform at the highest standards, even under the most pressurized of situations. This valuable read includes empirically-based advice on areas such as embracing competition; building confidence, concentration and focus; maintaining emotional control; learning from and coping with failure or injury; being braver; and being able to push harder. Perry also provides 64 strategies to support each sporting mindset, offering not just the evidence as to why they work but exactly how to implement them. This book uniquely offers those supporting athletes a toolkit of sport psychology strategies and interventions in a way that is evidence-based, accessible and engaging, whether you are starting out studying sport psychology, on a sports science course, or are a coach of many years standing, for both elite and amateur athletes.

Conducting Systematic Reviews in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

Conducting Systematic Reviews in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

Author: David Tod Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2019

This book offers a conceptual and practical guide to the systematic review process and its application to sport, exercise, and physical activity research. It begins by describing what systematic reviews are and why they assist scientists and practitioners. Providing step-by-step instructions the author leads readers through the process, including generation of suitable review questions; development and implementation of search strategies; data extraction and analysis; theoretical interpretation; and result dissemination. Conducting Systematic Reviews in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity clarifies several common misunderstandings including the difference between qualitative systematic reviews and meta-analyses . Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives focused on practical application, illustrated with examples from reviews published within the sport, exercise, and physical activity fields. Once a reader has completed all the learning activities along the way, they will have designed a systematic review and have written a protocol ready for registration. The book ends with a collection of advice from internationally regarded scientists with substantial experience in systematic reviews.

Athlete Burnout Questionnaire Manual

Athlete Burnout Questionnaire Manual

Author: Thomas D. Raedeke, Alan L. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

This test manual, the fourth in FIT's Sport and Exercise Psychology Test Clearinghouse, is a succinct and informative resource outlining the conceptual basis of the athlete burnout syndrome and its measurement. The manual delineates the process used in developing the ABQ and provides users with information on the meaning of scores derived from its use. Aspects related to the ABQ are presented in a comprehensive manner: Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ), along with the guidelines for administering and scoring it; Conceptual underpinnings of the ABQ, including an overview of the burnout construct and the operational definition used to guide item development, as well as a description of how the preliminary item pool was developed; Review of research using a within-network approach to examining the internal structure of the burnout construct based on the ABQ; plus a description of both internal consistency and stability of ABQ scores; Discussion of a between-network approach to construct validation by examining the relationship of ABQ scores to theoretically relevant variables stemming from stress, sociological, and motivational perspectives on burnout; Basic descriptive statistical information that can help users interpret the meaning of scores derived from the ABQ.

Sport Imagery Questionnaire Test Manual

Sport Imagery Questionnaire Test Manual

Author: Craig R. Hall, Diane E. Stevens, Allan Paivio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

Imagery, in today's world of sport psychology, is as vital and fundamental a part of an athlete's mental game plan as the physical training required for conditioning. With a widespread embrace of such a philosophy comes new ways to analyse and measure its performance among athletes. In 'The Sport Imagery Questionnaire: Test Manual' the authors assess athletes' use of imagery by proposing and outlining a specifically designed evaluation of its effectiveness, the Sport Imagery Questionnaire (SIQ). The Manual is designed for sport psychologists, coaches, athletes, or anyone who seeks to understand or quantify the use of mental imagery in sport. Features: A 4-page reproduction of the Sport Imagery Questionnaire in an easy-to-photocopy format, complete with instructions and specific rating chart; A 'Scoring the SIQ' section to calculate imagery performance; A brief overview of the SIQ clearly and explicitly outlining its purpose and function; 3 comprehensive chapters dedicated to understanding imagery, explaining the methods involved in both developing and successfully utilising the SIQ, and the psychometric properties and normative data of the questionnaire itself.

Feminist Applied Sport Psychology From Theory to Practice

Feminist Applied Sport Psychology From Theory to Practice

Author: Leeja (Long Island University, USA) Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2019

With an emphasis on women and transwomen athletes and exercisers of color, Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice introduces the reader to feminist, black feminist and womanist sport psychology, offering an alternative and powerful approach to working with athletes. Covering core concepts, applied skills and research methods, the book includes useful features throughout, such as discussion questions and definitions of key terms. It is organized into three sections covering, firstly, feminist theory, history, movements, and their importance in applied sport psychology; secondly, the intersection of race, class and gender, and the integration of intersectional considerations into sport psychology; and finally, in-depth case studies of feminist sport psychology in action, each of which offers strategies for best practice. Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice is important reading for feminist-centred students and practitioners in performance and sports domains, and exercise psychology and anybody with an interest in feminist approaches to working with women of diverse backgrounds.

Feminist Applied Sport Psychology From Theory to Practice

Feminist Applied Sport Psychology From Theory to Practice

Author: Leeja (Long Island University, USA) Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2019

With an emphasis on women and transwomen athletes and exercisers of color, Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice introduces the reader to feminist, black feminist and womanist sport psychology, offering an alternative and powerful approach to working with athletes. Covering core concepts, applied skills and research methods, the book includes useful features throughout, such as discussion questions and definitions of key terms. It is organized into three sections covering, firstly, feminist theory, history, movements, and their importance in applied sport psychology; secondly, the intersection of race, class and gender, and the integration of intersectional considerations into sport psychology; and finally, in-depth case studies of feminist sport psychology in action, each of which offers strategies for best practice. Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice is important reading for feminist-centred students and practitioners in performance and sports domains, and exercise psychology and anybody with an interest in feminist approaches to working with women of diverse backgrounds.

Bring Your A Game A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness

Bring Your A Game A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness

Author: Jennifer L. Etnier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

This book shows how kids can train their brains for success in any sport. Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. And like physical fitness, mental toughness is something that can be taught and learned. Yet many young athletes have not learned the psychological skills needed to develop their best game. This book was written specifically for young athletes interested in improving their performance and reaching their potential in sport. Bring Your 'A' Game introduces key strategies for mental training, such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery. Each of the seventeen chapters focuses on a single mental skill and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The book encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so that they become second nature during competition. Whether used at home by student athletes or assigned by coaches as part of team development, Bring Your 'A' Game will help young performers develop a plan for success and learn to deal with the challenges of pursuing excellence in sport.

Pure Sport Sport Psychology in Action

Pure Sport Sport Psychology in Action

Pure Sport is a practical guide that provides insights on asserting positive mindsets, realising potential, remaining resilient against setbacks and using these experiences to move on to greater success. The book follows the journey of the athlete through six clear steps, creating a logical framework for applied sport psychology or a path you can follow in your own practice. The third edition is fully updated and now more accessible than ever, including new advice on maintaining a resilient attitude and taking care of athletes' mental well-being. Drawing on decades of both practical and theoretical knowledge, the authors deliver practical advice with a thorough grounding in sport psychology, supplemented by case studies, reflection questions, common problems and effective solutions, and useful summaries of key points. Pure Sport is essential reading for all those actively involved and interested in sport, from sports psychologists and academics, to athletes and coaches.