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Author Cohen, Rhonda, author

Title Sport psychology : The basics : optimising human performance / Rhonda Cohen
Published London Bloomsbury Sport, 2015


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 W'PONDS  796.019 Coh/Spt  AVAILABLE
Description x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 18.Using Social Media to Improve and Enhance Sport and Exercise Psychology -- How can you use social media to find out more about sport and exercise psychology? -- Reflective Practice: joining Social Media -- 19.Considerations in Using Sport Psychology -- What is the key issue in working effectively with sport psychology? -- Who regulates the ethical and professional issues involved? -- How can I develop a psychological training programme? -- Reflective Practice: Is a Career in Sport Psychology Right for You?
How can you measure future talent? -- Do you need a structured system to identify talent? -- What are the models of talent? -- What do experts have that novices don't have? -- Reflective Practice: Tap into Talent -- 15.Extreme Sport -- What motivates you to undertake extreme sport? -- Measurements for sensation seeking -- Reflective Practice: Do you Seek Adventure and Thrills? -- 16.Reaction Time -- Why are quick reaction times needed in sport? -- What key factors affect your reaction time and how do they impact on your sporting performance? -- How can you improve reaction time? -- Reflective Practice: Improving Reaction Time -- 17.Gender Differences -- Why do we have separate sports for men and women? -- What are the psychological differences between females and males in sport? -- Is sport homophobic? -- Reflective Practice: Observing Gender Differences -- pt. 6 Into the Future --
Reflective Practice: Anxiety Antecedents; Coping Strategies; Verbal Narrative -- 10.Stress Management -- Can stress be good for you in sport? -- Reflective Practice: Breathing Techniques; Stress Inoculation Training -- 11.Stress and Injuries -- Can psychology be used to predict a sporting injury? -- Components of the cognitive appraisal model -- What is the emotional experience of grief following a sporting injury? -- Reflective Practice: Perceptions; Stages of Grief -- 12.Injury Interventions -- How can I use the various techniques in PST to overcome a sporting injury? -- What do you need socially and emotionally to overcome a sporting injury? -- Reflective Practice: Judging Response to Injury -- 13.Exercise Psychology -- What are the psychological benefits of exercise? -- Why do people exercise? -- Reflective Practice: Changing Exercise Behaviour in the Transtheoretical Model -- pt. 5 Unique and Individual Aspects -- 14.Talent Identification --
Reflective Practice: Mental Toughness Quiz; Reframing; ABCD -- pt. 3 Setting Skills and Using Techniques -- 6.Goal Setting and Motivation -- What type of goals should I set? -- What type of motivation is best for success? -- Does motivation only come from within? -- Reflective Practice: SMART(ER) Goal Setting; Motivational Self-assessment -- 7.The Zone, Flow and Mindfulness -- Why is it important to experience flow? -- How do you get ̀in the flow'? -- Reflective Practice: Recalling Flow; Mindfulness Exercise; Flow Structure for the Season -- 8.Cognitive Intervention: NLP and CBT -- NIP and Sport -- Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) -- Reflective Practice: CBT Worksheet; Anchoring (NLP) -- pt. 4 Stress, Health and Injury -- 9.Arousal and Anxiety -- What theoretical research underpins the arousal/anxiety question? -- What is the ideal combination of arousal/anxiety for best performance? -- What are the different types of anxiety? --
pt. 1 Assessing Skills -- 1.Sport Psychology and Assessing Skills -- What do you need in order to be successful in using sport psychology? -- Are there different ways to use sport psychology? -- Reflective Practice: Performance Profiling; Examining Connections -- pt. 2 Enhancing Skills -- 2.Confidence and Self-efficacy -- Why is confidence seen as one of the most important factors in performance? -- How can you improve your confidence? -- Reflective Practice: Self-efficacy -- 3.Imagery -- What is needed in order to use imagery effectively? -- How can imagery be used in training and in competition? -- Reflective Practice: Designing an Imagery Script -- 4.Concentration, Attention and Focus -- Can you really lose concentration? -- How can you manage thoughts and words for better focus? -- Reflective Practice: Self-talk; Building a Routine; Concentration Grids -- 5.Mental Toughness -- What does it take to be mentally tough? --
Summary This comprehensive book covers the key topics in sport psychology, but also addresses current issues such as talent identification, mental toughness, risk taking, stress management, mindfulness, gender issues, sporting injuries and the use of social media. It contains examples from a multitude of sports around the world, and new developing areas such as strength and conditioning, extreme sport and combat sports. Recognising the importance for the reader to fully understand the topic in order to apply this knowledge, the book provides a comprehensive overview of each topic before presenting practical applications as well as recommending online resources. Every chapter focuses around answering key questions integral to each topic within sports psychology, helping the reader to progress in their understanding of the theory and learning how to apply it. Sports used as examples include: football (soccer), rugby, tennis, cricket, motorsport, swimming, winter sports, weight lifting, martial arts, athletics (track & field), baseball, and American football
Bibliography Includes references (pages 187 - 205) and index
Subject Athletes -- Psychology.
Coaching (Athletics)
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 1408172097 (paperback)
9781408172094 (paperback)