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Sports psychology books

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.

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Recently Published

Superfans Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom by George Dohrmann Superfans Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom


Format: Hardback - Released: 20/02/2018

The Greatest What Sport Teaches Us About Achieving Success by Matthew Syed The Greatest What Sport Teaches Us About Achieving Success

Matthew Syed, the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of Black Box Thinking, returns with a collection of award-winning writing on the science and psychology of sport.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2018

A Practical Guide to Sport Psychology Play Stronger, Better, Happier by Arnold LeUnes A Practical Guide to Sport Psychology Play Stronger, Better, Happier

Helps you become fitter and stronger, achieve your goals and enjoy exercise, with proven, expert techniques. This title is full of practical tips that can improve your performance whatever your sport or level of fitness, relieve stress and reduce anxiety...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018

Endure Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson Endure Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

`This book is AMAZING!' - MALCOLM GLADWELL `If you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers, and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinson's Endure.' - BEAR GRYLLS
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry by Ira D. (Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medic Glick The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry
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The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry is the first text describing the role of a sports psychiatrist. Covering both individual as well as team sports, contact and non-contact, from childhood through late adulthood, the manual describes the role of sports...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/01/2018

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry by Ira D. (Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medic Glick The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry
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The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry is the first text describing the role of a sports psychiatrist. Covering both individual as well as team sports, contact and non-contact, from childhood through late adulthood, the manual describes the role of sports...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/01/2018

Endure Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson Endure Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

`This book is AMAZING!' - MALCOLM GLADWELL `If you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers, and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinson's Endure.' - BEAR GRYLLS
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2018

Football Psychology From Theory to Practice by Jurgen Beckmann Football Psychology From Theory to Practice

This is the first book to comprehensively map the psychology of learning, playing and coaching the world's favourite sport. Including contributions from a range of international researchers, each chapter provides a review of the relevant literature, key theories, real-world examples,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/01/2018

Coming Soon

Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches by Keith A. Kaufman, Carol R. Glass, Timothy R. Pineau Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches
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Rooted in the traditions of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, the authors present mindful sport performance enhancement, an empirically supported, six-session program that can be adapted for specific athletic populations. Each session includes educational, experiential, and discussion components,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2018

Sport Psychology by Catherine (Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences, Amherst College) Sanderson Sport Psychology
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Intended for undergraduate students, Sports Psychology provides a comprehensive review of key theories and current research in the field through an engaging narrative and streamlined format.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry by Ira D. Glick The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry

The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry is the first text describing the role of a sports psychiatrist. ? Covering both individual as well as team sports, contact and non-contact, from childhood through late adulthood, the manual describes the role of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Sport Cyberpsychology by Olivia A. (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland) Hurley Sport Cyberpsychology
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Sport Cyberpsychology is the first book devoted to assessing the influence of technology on human interaction, behaviour and mental health in a sport context, gathering research on the use of technology and the Internet by athletes, coaches and sport science...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Sport Cyberpsychology by Olivia A. (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland) Hurley Sport Cyberpsychology
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Sport Cyberpsychology is the first book devoted to assessing the influence of technology on human interaction, behaviour and mental health in a sport context, gathering research on the use of technology and the Internet by athletes, coaches and sport science...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018

Directory of Psychological Tests in the Sport & Exercises Sciences, 2nd Edition by Andrew C. Ostrow Directory of Psychological Tests in the Sport & Exercises Sciences, 2nd Edition

Summarises information on over 300 psychological scales questionnaires and inventories specific to sport and exercise settings. This book features test summaries addressing exercise motivation, sport motivation, aggression, cognitive strategies, leadership cohesion and anxiety. It also includes twenty chapters organised by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

A Still Quiet Place for Athletes Mindfulness Skills for Achieving Peak Performance and Finding Flow in Sports and Life by Amy Saltzman A Still Quiet Place for Athletes Mindfulness Skills for Achieving Peak Performance and Finding Flow in Sports and Life

Based on her groundbreaking Still Quiet Place mindfulness program, holistic physician, mindfulness coach, and long-time athlete Amy Saltzman provides practical, step-by-step exercises and skills to help both sports enthusiasts and professional athletes cultivate present-moment awareness, find flow, and reach peak...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2018

Emotions in Sport Coaching by Paul (Edge Hill University, UK) Potrac Emotions in Sport Coaching
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Emotions are widely acknowledged as an inextricable feature of human behaviour, experience and interaction. They are, arguably, the glue that can bind people together or, alternatively, drive them apart. While social scientists have paid increasing attention to the centrality of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2018

Other books in this genre

Football Psychology From Theory to Practice by Jurgen Beckmann Football Psychology From Theory to Practice

This is the first book to comprehensively map the psychology of learning, playing and coaching the world's favourite sport. Including contributions from a range of international researchers, each chapter provides a review of the relevant literature, key theories, real-world examples,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

In The Zone How Champions Think and Win Big by Clyde Brolin In The Zone How Champions Think and Win Big

Discover the untapped power of the human mindHow do champions like Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Usain Bolt suppress their fear of failure and find the belief to win? How did Michael Phelps and Jessica Ennis-Hill visualise their own future?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology by Jeffrey J. (Professor, Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies, Wayne State University) Martin Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology
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Historically, very few sport and exercise psychologists and professionals from related fields such as disability and rehabilitation have conducted thorough research on individuals with disabilities engaged in sport and exercise. The tide is turning, however, as growing media attention and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Applied Exercise Psychology The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence by Selen (West Chester University, USA) Razon Applied Exercise Psychology The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/11/2017

Sport, Recovery, and Performance Interdisciplinary Insights by Michael (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany) Kellmann Sport, Recovery, and Performance Interdisciplinary Insights
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Sport, Recovery and Performance is a unique multi-disciplinary collection which examines both the psychological and physiological dimensions to recovery from sport. Including contributions from medicine, neuroscience, psychology and sport science, the book expertly explores the implications for applied and strategic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Sport, Recovery, and Performance Interdisciplinary Insights by Michael (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany) Kellmann Sport, Recovery, and Performance Interdisciplinary Insights
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Sport, Recovery, and Performance is a unique multi-disciplinary collection which examines both the psychological and physiological dimensions to recovery from sport. Including contributions from medicine, neuroscience, psychology and sport science, the book expertly explores the implications for applied and strategic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Applied Exercise Psychology The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence by Selen (West Chester University, USA) Razon Applied Exercise Psychology The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity An Introduction by Abbe (St Mary's University London, UK) Brady Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity An Introduction
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Positive psychology (PP) is a fast-developing area of research that emphasizes personal growth and the positive qualities of life. This is the first book to apply the principles and practice of PP to sport and physical activity. In attempting to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity An Introduction by Abbe (St Mary's University London, UK) Brady Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity An Introduction
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Positive psychology (PP) is a fast-developing area of research that emphasizes personal growth and the positive qualities of life. This is the first book to apply the principles and practice of PP to sport and physical activity. In attempting to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part B by Vincent (University of Exeter, Exeter, UK) Walsh Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part B
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Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part B, Volume 233 reflects recent advancements in the understanding of how elite athletes prepare for, and perform at, peak levels under the demands of competition. Topics discussed in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Growth Mindset for Athletes, Coaches and Trainers Harness the Revolutionary New Psychology for Achieving Peak Performance by Jennifer Purdie Growth Mindset for Athletes, Coaches and Trainers Harness the Revolutionary New Psychology for Achieving Peak Performance

Studies show that the greatest athletes have a growth mindset --the ability to welcome mistakes, deal with weakness, and seek challenge to ultimately reach peak performance. This book offers a yearlong training regime for personal trainers, coaches and athletes of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

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