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Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Two Volume Set
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December 2013 | 880 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How do athletes overcome fears, slumps, mental blocks, or injuries? How do they deal with stress and anxiety, be it from competitors, teammates, audiences, parents, coaches, or themselves? What psychological techniques prove effective in mental training for peak performance, maintaining concentration, motivation, and competitive drive? How can an athlete enhance his or her commitment to a training regimen, or how might the average person better adhere to a program of fitness and exercise? Readers will find answers to these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Features & Benefits:

  • Entries explore the theory, research, and application of psychology as it relates to sport and fitness in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free to help readers better understand human behavior in sport and exercise settings.
  • From personal factors to situational factors influencing performance to specific psychological techniques for enhancing performance, this work provides comprehensive coverage of the field via approximately 350 to 400 signed entries.
  • Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students further in their research journey.

Available in print and online, this monumental work is edited by two leading figures in the field with a distinguished international Editorial Advisory Board to select and assign entries, ensuring authoritative content readers can trust.

Key Themes:

  • Career Transition
  • Certification, Credentialing, and Roles of Sport and Exercise Psychologists
  • Disability
  • Emotion
  • Exercise Health
  • Group Dynamics
  • History and Foundation
  • Leadership
  • Morality, Aggression, and Ethics in Sport
  • Motivation
  • Motor Control
  • Perception and Cognition in Sport
  • Personality and Psychological Characteristics in Sport
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychological Skills/Interventions
  • Psychosociocultural
  • Self-Concept/Self-Perceptions, and Identity
  • Youth Sport

"...The editors have compiled an impressive array of topics, ranging from the general (e.g., "Conflict," "Race," "Perception") to the more specific (e.g.,"Yips," "CALO-RE Taxonomy of Behavior Change Techniques"). Undergraduates and graduate students from institutions with programs in exercise or sport psychology will find this encyclopedia worthwhile. Summing Up:  Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students."

J.A. Badics
Eastern Michigan University

Robert C. Eklund

Robert C. Eklund, PhD, is currently Professor and Chair in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Sport at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Previously, and while working on this encyclopedia, he served as Distinguished Professor of Sport Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University. His doctoral degree was earned at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Exercise and Sport Science with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). Dr.... More About Author

Gershon Tenenbaum

Gershon Tenenbaum, PhD, is Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Educational Psychology and Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Florida State University. He is a former director of the Ribstein Center for Research and Sport Medicine at the Wingate Institute in Israel, and coordinator of the graduate program in sport psychology at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. From 1997 to 2001 he was President of the International Society of Sport Psychology, and from1996–2008 served as Editor of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He has published extensively in psychology and sport psychology in the areas of... More About Author

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