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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education
ISBN 9780230249875
Publication Date October 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

In this student-friendly introduction, the authors consider the psychological effects of sport on both the individual and the group. Topics covered include motivation, performance, mental health and leadership, offering a balanced and in-depth resource for students interested in learning more about sport psychology.

DAVID TOD is Senior Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Aberystwyth University, UK. He has also acted as a consultant for a wide variety of sports teams and athletes from club to international level.

JOANNE THATCHER is Senior Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Aberystwyth University, UK, and was previously Chair of the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2008-10).

RACHEL RAHMAN is Lecturer in Psychology at Aberystwyth University, UK.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY.- An Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology.- PART TWO: SPORT AND THE INDIVIDUAL.- Personality.- Motivation.- Aggression.- PART THREE: SPORT PERFORMANCE.- Arousal.- Anxiety.- Self-confidence.- PART FOUR: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT.- Group Cohesion.- Audience Effects.- Leadership and Coaching.- PART FIVE: EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY.- Exercise and Physical Health.- Exercise and Mental Health.- PART SIX: ISSUES IN SPORT AND EXERCISE.- Issues in Sport and Exercise.


Up to now, few textbooks have been appropriate for students new to this field, but this book blends easy to understand content with a sophisticated overview of a wide range of sport and exercise psychology topics, making it well suited for A-Level and undergraduate students'.- Jeremy Adams, Principal Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology, London Metropolitan University, UK
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