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Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part A, Vol 232. Progress in Brain Research

  • ID: 3980707
  • Book
  • 238 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part A, Volume 231 reflects recent advancements in the understanding of how elite athletes prepare for-and perform at-peak levels during competition. The latest release in this series focuses on a variety of topics, including chapters on Great British medalists: Psychosocial biographies of Super-Elite and Elite athletes from Olympic sports, a chapter on elite and super-elite Great British athletes: Some theoretical implications from Hardy et al.'s (2016) findings, and The psychosocial development of world class athletes: Additional considerations for understanding the whole person and salience of adversity.

This series takes a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on aspects of psychology, neuroscience, skill learning, talent development and physiology.

  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on aspects of psychology, neuroscience, skill learning, talent development, and physiology
  • Focuses on sports and the brain
  • Contains expertise and an international focus of contributors
  • Adopts the novel approach of having a target article with critical commentaries on the lessons learned from British multiple gold medalists at Olympic and World Championships

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1. Great British medalists: Psychosocial biographies of Super-Elite and Elite athletes from Olympic sports
2.  On elite and super-elite Great British athletes: Some theoretical implications from Hardy et al.'s (2016) findings
3. The psychosocial development of world class athletes: Additional considerations for understanding the whole person and salience of adversity
4. The journey of a thousand miles.  Notes on Hardy et al's Great British Medalists Project
5. Embedding the psychosocial biographies of Olympic medalists in a (meta-) theoretical model of dynamic networks
6. Assessing Risk Factors for Athletic Excellence
7. In Search of the Golden Skill
8. Much Ado About..? A response to Hardy et al.
9. The Stress Test: Does what doesn't kill me, make me a Super-Elite Athlete?
10. Adversity-Related Experiences are Essential for Olympic Success: Additional Evidence and Considerations
11. Getting gritty about practice and success: Motivational characteristics of great performers
12. Great British Medalists: A commentary based on a developmental systems theory perspective
13. Eventual sport performance level: what about the role of type of sport, perception of critical life events, and practice quality?
14. Is A Peaceful Mind A Winning Mind? Comment on Hardy et al (2016)
15.  Super Elite Athletes: Some Complimentary Observations from Australia and Some Lessons for Sports Expertise Research
Comment on Hardy et al.
16. A culture of striving augments use of working memory? Implications for attention control 
17. The Tales Athletes Tell: Narrative Structure and Identity in Great British Medalists 
18. Great British medalists: Response to the commentaries
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