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Sport Psychology by Britton W. Brewer
Book DescriptionThis volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series presents a concise summary of the science and practice of psychology in the context of sport. Psychological aspects central to sport performance such as motivation, cognition, stress, confidence, and mental preparation are examined and interventions designed to enhance individual and team performance are reviewed. Reflecting the breadth of the field, issues such as sport injury prevention and rehabilitation, athlete psychopathology, child and adolescent development, sport career termination, and the practice of sport psychology are also addressed. Published under the auspices of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Sport Psychology shows howthe performance and the overall well-being of athletes can be improved by highlighting research findings and their practical application. With contributions from internationally renowned experts and useful case studies in each chapter, this handbook is an essential resource for medical doctors who serve athletes and sports teams and an invaluable reference for all students of sport psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405173636
(243mm x 166mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the field of sport and exercise psychology. Several chapters review common performance enhancement interventions, including goal setting, imagery, cognitive strategies, intensity regulation, and modelling. Additional chapters review interventions for health and well-being.
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Author Biography - Britton W. Brewer
Britton W. Brewer , Ph.D. is professor of psychology at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, where he served as head men's cross country coach from 1993 to 2001. He is a Certified Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, 2004-2008, and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He has been awarded a series of grants from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in support of his research on psychological aspects of ACL rehabilitation.
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