Sport and Exercise Psychology Research: From Theory to Practice provides a comprehensive summary of new research in sport and exercise psychology from worldwide researchers. Encompassing theory, research, and applications, the book is split into several themed sections. Section 1 discusses basic antecedents to performance including fitness, practice, emotion, team dynamics, and more. Section 2 identifies factors influencing individual performance. Section 3 discusses applied sport psychology for athletes and coaches, and section 4 includes approaches from exercise psychology on motivation and well-being. The book includes a mix of award winning researchers from the European Sport Psychology Association, along with top researchers from the U.S. to bring an international overview to sport psychology.
- Includes international contributions from Europe and the U.S.
- Encompasses theory, research, and applications
- Includes sport psychology and exercise research
- Features applied information for use with coaches, teams, and elite athletes
- Identifies performance enhancers and inhibitors
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Chapter 1: European Perspective on Sport Psychology
Section I: Prerequisites of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chapter 2: Importance of Instructions in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chapter 3: Benefits of Physical Activity and Fitness for Lifelong Cognitive and Motor Development-Brain and Behavior
Chapter 4: Visual Perception and Motor Action: Issues in Current Quiet-Eye Research
Chapter 5: Learning a Motor Action "From Within: Insights Into Perceptual-Cognitive Changes With Mental and Physical Practice
Chapter 6: Perspectives on Team Cognition and Team Sports
Section II: Individual Differences in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chapter 7: Antecedents of Need Supportive and Controlling Interpersonal Styles From a Self-Determination Theory Perspective: A Review and Implications for Sport Psychology Research
Chapter 8: Why Self-Talk Is Effective? Perspectives on Self-Talk Mechanisms in Sport
Chapter 9: Personality-Trait-Like Individual Differences: Much More Than Noise in the Background for Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chapter 10: Promoting Acculturation Through Sport: An Ethnic-Cultural Identity Approach
Section III: Perspectives From Sport Psychology
Chapter 11: Doing Sport Psychology? Critical Reflections of a Scientist-Practitioner
Chapter 12: Theoretical Developments in Career Transition Research: Contributions of European Sport Psychology
Chapter 13: Holistic Perspective on the Development of Elite Athletes
Chapter 14: Serial Winning Coaches: People, Vision, and Environment
Chapter 15: Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport: Implications for Sport Psychologists
Chapter 16: Theory-Based Team Diagnostics and Interventions
Section IV: Perspectives From Exercise Psychology
Chapter 17: Empowering and Disempowering Coaching Climates: Conceptualization, Measurement Considerations, and Intervention Implications
Chapter 18: Escape From Cognitivism: Exercise as Hedonic Experience
Chapter 19: Coach Behaviors and Goal Motives as Predictors of Attainment and Well-Being in Sport
Chapter 20: Health Assets and Active Lifestyles During Preadolescence and Adolescence: Highlights From the HBSC/WHO Health Survey and Implications for Health Promotion
Chapter 21: Emotional Experiences and Interpersonal Relations in Physical Activity as Health Prevention and Treatment-A Psychodynamic Group Approach
Professor Markus Raab (GSU) is Head of the Institute of Psychology at the German Sport University and Head of the Performance Psychology Department. Additionally, he is Research Professor of Psychology at London South Bank University, UK. The main focus of the research programme in performance psychology is on judgement and decision making in sports, health and peak performance. He favours a simple heuristic approach and an embodied cognition approach to understanding the interaction of sensorimotor and cognitive behaviour from a psychological perspective. Prof. Raab has about 80 scientific publications in well to highly ranked journals, was awarded by European and international scientific associations and has supervised 10 PhDs in graduate schools or in individual supervision.