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Handbook of Research on Sport Psychology

Editor-Milledge Murphey; Editor-L. Keith Tennant; Editor-Robert N. Singer; Corporate Author-International Society of Sports Psychology

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ISBN 10: 0028971957 / ISBN 13: 9780028971957
Published by Macmillan Pub Co, 1993
Condition: Good with slight shelf wear Hardcover
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Title: Handbook of Research on Sport Psychology

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good with slight shelf wear

Dust Jacket Condition: Good with slight shelf wear

Edition: First Edition.

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The first book of its kind, the Handbook of Research on Sport Psychology contains an extensive array of chapters on theories, research, and applications authored by a host of international experts.
This valuable resource not only covers what is presently known in sport psychology, but extends to the frontiers of investigation, where conclusions have yet to be drawn. The authors emphasize a comprehensive treatment of each research area cited and link findings and methods throughout the Handbook's entire research collection.
Ultimately, this book provides its readers with useful theoretical explanations for current findings in sport psychology and guides them to new areas of research activity.
The Handbook's forty-four chapters begin with a general orientation on research in sport psychology. The book goes on to cover a variety of specialized areas of research and influence in the field. The second section deals with assessment of skill acquisition, followed by a section on psychological characteristics and high-level performance. Another section deals with social-cognitive dimensions of motivation, leading to a discussion of research on popular psychological techniques that may enhance athletic performance.
Social factors such as socialization, moral psychology, and the impact of spectators on athletic performance are addressed, followed by a specific consideration of group structure, leadership, and group psychology. Also assessed are the connections between sport and life-span development, including age, gender, and enhancement of the quality of life. The coverage of specific research topics concludes with discussions on exercise and health psychology.
The Handbook goes on to explore research methodology in a stimulating section on psychometrics. Analyses of research paradigms and protocols typically used in sport psychology are provided, as well as suggestions on how to improve current research methods. The final section of the book addresses moral and professional-ethical issues in sport psychology and how they are being resolved today. Extensive bibliographies are appended to chapters throughout the book.
The Handbook of Research on Sport Psychology is an invaluable resource for every college and university library, sport psychologist, athlete, and coach. Sport psychology professors should also seriously consider the adoption of this text for their graduate classes and as a sourcebook for research in the field.

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This study, sponsored by the International Society of Sport Psychology, is a significant contribution to the profession. With articles written by an array of scholars, the publication is a virtual "who's who" in the field of sport medicine and sport psychology. According to the editors, this is the first comprehensive collection examining the issues and research associated with sport psychology. The detailed author and subject indexes and table of contents provide a logical format for easy access. With 11 sections subdivided into 44 chapters, the coverage ranges from skills development, performance trends and goal setting, to group dynamics, drug use, and psychometics. Following each chapter is an extensive bibliography. This is an invaluable reference source for specialists. Recommended for academic libraries and large public libraries where interest warrants.
- L.R. Little, Penticton P.L., British Columbia
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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