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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education
ISBN 9780230249875
Publication Date
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



Reviews

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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