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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition, the new edition of the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market, continues to provide a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field. Written by internationally respected authors, it provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.
A supreme effort has been made to meet the increasing needs of professors, practitioners, and students. To further improve the total learning experience, the new edition features
-an online study guide that provides an interactive learning experience for students;
-thoroughly updated material that reflects the latest research and practice in the field to keep students aware of recent findings and hot topics in the field; and
-more contemporary practical examples, case studies, and anecdotes to help students understand various theories and concepts.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition, allows students to gain an understanding of the field while learning how to apply sport and exercise knowledge. The book contains seven parts that may be studied in any sequence. Part I introduces students to the field, detailing its history, current status, and the various roles of sport and exercise psychologists. Part II focuses on personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. In part III, the authors focus on two major classes of situational factors that influence behavior: competition and cooperation, and feedback and reinforcement. Part IV focuses on group interaction and processes, while part V discusses how psychological techniques may be used to help people perform more effectively. Part VI addresses the various roles psychological factors play in health and exercise. The final section, part VII, deals with main topics of psychological development and well-being that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology, including children's psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts.
Includes an online study guide!
-use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills,
-determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays),
-review and design research studies and experiments, search the Internet for relevant information, and apply and test their
-understanding of sport and exercise psychology principles and concepts.
Audio clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing key course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers. Students will hear from experts such as:
-Robert C. Eklund, PhD, FACSM
Professor at Florida State University
-Diane L. Gill, PhD
Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
-Rainer Martens, PhD
President of Human Kinetics
-Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD
Professor at Springfield College
-Robin Vealey, PhD
Professor at Miami University in Ohio
-Craig Wrisberg, PhD
Professor at the University of Tennessee
These and other experts offer a great deal of insight on the issues being discussed in the text, and most chapters contain at least one expert audio clip. In addition, each chapter of the study guide opens with an audio introduction by Dr. Daniel Czech, the mentor throughout the online study guide.
Video clips provide students with a realistic look at how sport psychology consultants interact and communicate with athletes to improve athletic experiences. In these video clips, students will watch as Dr. Czech interacts with a basketball player who is having trouble shooting free throws and a softball team that isn't connecting on or off the field. These videos offer an opportunity for students to peer into the “real world” of a practicing sport psychology consultant.
These audio and video clips help students understand the research and practice of sport psychology in today's society. In addition to the inclusion of the new online study guide for students, the instructor ancillaries have also been improved. Updates have been made to the presentation package containing more than 900 PowerPoint slides, the test bank of more than 800 questions, and the instructor guide.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition provides a powerful learning tool for understanding human behavior in sport and exercise settings. This new edition continues to ensure that future researchers and practitioners in the field are well equipped and enthused about the possibilities and challenges they will encounter.
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Robert S. Weinberg, PhD, is a professor in physical education, health, and sport studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Weinberg has nearly 30 years of experience in both the scholarly and applied aspects of sport psychology. He has written numerous research articles, including more than 130 refereed articles in scholarly journals, as well as books, book chapters, and applied articles for coaches, athletes, and exercisers.
Weinberg was voted one of the top 10 sport psychologists in North America by his peers. He is past president of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP). He is a certified AAASP consultant and is listed on the Sport Psychology Registry for the U.S. Olympic Committee and works with athletes in these roles.
Weinberg was named a Distinguished Scholar in Sport Psychology at Miami University in 2005. In addition, he was the editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and voted outstanding faculty member in the School of Education and Allied Professions at Miami University in 1998. In his leisure time, he enjoys tennis, traveling, and gardening.
Daniel Gould, PhD, is the director for the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and professor in the department of kinesiology at Michigan State University. He has taught sport psychology for more than 25 years. An active researcher, Gould was the founding coeditor of The Sport Psychologist and has published more than 100 articles on sport psychology. He is best known for conducting applied research that links research and practice.
Gould was voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America and is internationally known, having presented his work in more than 20 countries. When on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he received the university's coveted Alumni-Teaching Excellence Award, an all-campus teaching honor. He is an Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) certified consultant and member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.
Gould is the former president of AAASP and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Sport Psychology Academy. In addition to teaching sport psychology, he is extensively involved in coaching education from youth sports to Olympic competition. He also serves as mental skills training consultant for professional, Olympic, and world-class athletes, and in recent years he has served as an executive coach for business leaders interested in enhancing their organizations' performance.
Dan lives in Okemos, Michigan, with his wife, Deb. He is a proud father of two sons, Kevin and Brian. In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, doing fitness activities, and spending time with his family.
“The authors have done an excellent job providing a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology.”
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE) (review of previous edition)
"The book is comprehensive and yet written at a level so students can gradually delve into the field without feeling overwhelmed. The additional student and instructor materials are outstanding. This would be an exemplary selection for any instructor teaching a course in this area."
Doody's Book Review Service
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