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Description - Sport Psychology by David Lavallee

Sport Psychology is an essential introduction to the field's key issues, suitable for psychology, sport science and sport studies students at all levels. Encompassing the history of sport psychology to more recent distinctions between sport and exercise psychology, it is ideal reading for students looking to learn about issues such as motivation, concentration and anxiety and the connection between physical activity and psychological well-being.

This new edition provides updated case studies, guidance on further reading, study questions and brand new content on self-harm in sport and metaimagery. Real-life examples put the theory into practice, and the authors' focus on the freshest theories shows how the discipline has evolved in recent years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230231740
ISBN-10: 0230231748
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Red Globe Press
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Lavallee

David Lavallee is Head of the School of Sport at the University of Stirling, UK. His principal areas of interest include self-identity and coping processes in sport and exercise, psychology of sport injury, retirement from sport, athlete and coach burnout and eating disorders in sport. John Kremer is a Reader in Applied Social Psychology in the School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast, UK. He continues to combine his academic interest in sport and exercise psychology with an active involvement with a wide range of team and individual sports including soccer, rugby, cricket, Gaelic sports, golf and athletics. He has co authored a number of sport psychology texts including Pure Sport (2008) with Aidan MoranAidan Moran is Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University College, Dublin, Ireland. He has published extensively on cognitive psychology and sport psychology (especially on mental practice and attentional processes). A consultant to many of Ireland's leading professional sports performers and teams, he is a former Official Psychologist to the Irish Olympic Squad.Mark Williams is Professor of Motor Behaviour in the Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Professor Williams is a leading authority on expertise and its acquisition in sport and other domains and has published widely in sport and exercise science and psychology.

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