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Sport Psychology
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Editors: Bruce D. Geranto
Book Description:
Sport psychology is the study of a person's behavior in sport. It is also a specialization within the brain psychology and kinesiology that seeks to understand psychological/mental factors that affect performance in sports, physical activity, and exercise and apply these to enhance individual and team performance. This book presents current research in the study of sport psychology including such topics as the social and environmental influences on athletic motivation; superstitious beliefs on athlete's cognitive and affective responses; socio-psychological risk among at-risk student athletes; and mental toughness in sports.

Table of Contents:
Preface

From ‘Motivational Climate’ to ‘Motivational Atmosphere’: A Review of Research Examining the Social and Environmental Influences on Athlete Motivation in Sport;pp. 1-69
(Richard Keegan, Chris Harwood, Christopher Spray, David Lavallee, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, and others)

Being Superstitious in Sports: Effect of Superstitious Beliefs on Athletes’ Cognitive and Affective Responses;pp. 71-91
Vassilis Barkoukis, Stefanos Perkos, Sotiris Kokkinopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)

A Developmental Risk Research Model: Overcoming Socio-Psychological Risk among At-Risk Student Athletes;pp. 93-111
(Thomas W. Miller, Douglas Wolf, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, and others)

Understanding the Basis for Sport Friendships in Adapted Sport Athletes: Does Fulfilling Basic Psychological Needs Matter?;pp. 113-130
(Philip M. Wilson, Diane E. Mack, Enrique García Bengoechea, Xie Bin, Samuel Rimmer, Susanna Cheung, Benjamin D. Sylvester, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, Canada, and others)

Mental Toughness: A Critical Review of Recent Developments and Future Directions;pp. 131-145
(Simon G. D. Crampton, Changiz Mohiyeddini, Roehampton University, London, United Kingdom)

Self-Talk in Sport;pp. 147-160
(Changiz Mohiyeddini, Sara LeBlanc, Stephanie Bauer, Roehampton University, London, UK, and others)

What Would You Do for a Championship: Willingness to Consider Acts of
Desperation among Major League Baseball Fans;pp. 161-173
(Daniel L. Wann, Frederick G. Grieve, Ryan K. Zapalac, Jason R. Lanter, Julie A. Partridge, Sandra E. Short, Paula M. Parker, Martin Short, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, and others)

Spectators’ Involvement in Sports and Suicidal Behaviour: Review of Current Evidence;pp. 175-185
(Karl Andriessen, Karolina Krysinska, Suicide Prevention Program, Flemish Mental Health Centres, Martelaarslaan, Gent, Belgium)

Predictors of collective efficacy in elite female athletes: A multilevel analysis;pp. 187-206
(Heidi Wilkinson, Richard B Fletcher & Mieke Sachsenweger
Massey University, Albany)

Is Positive Feedback Always Positive? In women with high social physique anxiety, positive physical appearance feedback decreases self-presentational efficacy;pp. 207-214
(Heather A. Strong, M. A., Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D., & Steven R. Bray Ph.D., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

The Role of Physical Activity in the Treatment and Prevention of Anxiety and Depression in Children: An Overview;pp. 215-225
(Patrick W.C. Lau & Erica Y.Y. Lau' Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong)

Contemporary Themes in Group Cohesion;pp. 227-236
(Sara LeBlanc, Changiz Mohiyeddini, Roehampton University, London, United
Kingdom)

Flow Impairs Risk Perception in Kayakers;pp. 237-246
(Julia Schüler, Mirjam Pfenninger, University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Index

   Series:
      Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 257 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-932-3
   Status: AV
  
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