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Title Psychoneuroendocrinology of sport and exercise : foundations, markers, trends / edited by Felix Ehrlenspiel and Katharina Strahler
Published New York : Routledge, 2012


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Description x, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Routledge research in sport and exercise science
Routledge research in sport and exercise science.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Foundations of a psychoneuroendocrinology of sport and exercise / Felix Ehrlenspiel -- 1.Introduction / Katharina Strahler -- 2.Foundations in psychoneuroendocrinology / Elisabeth Klumbies -- pt. II Markers / Felix Ehrlenspiel -- 3.Cortisol / Alicia Salvador -- 4.Testosterone / Henning Budde -- 5.Catecholamines / Jana Strahler -- 6.Salivary alpha-amylase / Jana Strahler -- pt. III Research trends / Felix Ehrlenspiel -- 7.The psychoneuroendocrine response to sports competition / Edith Filaire -- 8.Physical activity and psychophysiological stress reactivity / Ulrike Rimmele -- 9.Spectators' physiological responses to sport events / Silvan Steiner -- 10.Staleness and the overtraining syndrome / Ferran Suay
Summary "Psychoneuroendocrinology is the study of the interaction between hormones, the brain and human behaviour. This is the first book to examine psychoneuroendocrinology in the context of sport and exercise, offering a comprehensive review of current research and assessment techniques and highlighting directions for future research. The book explores the bidirectional links between hormones and behaviour, and draws important conclusions for how their study will aid in the understanding of the bidirectional link between sport and behaviour, that is central to the psychology of sport and exercise. It presents the key hormones that underpin behaviour in a sporting context, including the description of their physiologic mechanisms and behavioural effects. The book reports benchmark standards for the assessment and analysis of hormonal influences of behaviour in sport, and examines practical issues and contexts such as emotional state (anxiety, for example), overtraining and stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology in Sport and Exercise is a breakthrough text that will be of interest to all advanced students and researchers working in the psychology and physiology of sport and exercise"--Provided by publisher
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sports.
Author Ehrlenspiel, Felix.
Strahler, Katharina.
LC no. 2011039989
ISBN 9780415678346 hardback