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Author Suinn, Richard M.

Title Psychology in sports : methods and applications / [edited by] Richard M. Suinn ; [consulting editor, Robert D. Clayton ; cover design, Adelaide Rita Trettel]
Published Minneapolis, Minn. : Burgess Pub. Co., [1980]


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Description xii, 367 pages : graphs ; 24 cm
Contents Concepts in sports psychology. Principles in sports psychology. Selected psychological considerations in sport. Coaching decisions and research in sport psychology. Psychology and sports performance: principles and applications. Motivational variables. Motivation in sport. Achievement training. Using applied behavior analysis for altering motivation. A behavioral assessment of motivation. What can psychology offer to the athlete and the coach? The unconscious fear of success. The way of the runner: an examination of motives for running. Citizen's racing is more than fun. Emotional states: Arousal. Emotional arousal and motor performance. On the brink of catastrophe. Psychosocial factors in athletic injuries: development and application of the social and athletic readjusment rating scale (SARRS). Emotional states: Aggression. Aggression and sport: two theories. Violence and the coach. Effects of viewing aggressive sports on the hostility of spectators. Personality variables. Personality dynamics and sport. Psycho-social study of outstanding female athletes. Sport personality assessment: a methodological re-examination. Kid sports: a den of inquity or a land of promise? The personal view. Olympics -- the personal view. After the golden moment. What makes a champion? Applications. Coaching variables. The gymnast's perception of the coach: performance, competence and coaching style. Hurting, winning and preparing. How to ruin an athlete. Use of groups to improve athletic performance. Psychology of coaching. Goal setting and performance. Mental states. Attentional focus -- self-assessment. Psychological techniques for the advancement of sports potential. The mind of the marathoner. Behavioral strategies. Body thinking: psychology of Olympic champs. Muscle relaxation exercise. Psychological preparation on competition day. Improving athletic performance through visuo-motor behavior rehearsal. The loneliness of a long-distance kicker. An application of biofeedback and self-regulation procedures with superior athletes: the fine tuning effect. Cognitive-behavioral skills in golf: brain power golf. Psyching the college athlete: a comprehensive sports psychology training package. Mahoney-Avener gymnast questionnaire. Issues in sports psychology. Ethics in a highly visible environment: consultation and intervention with athletes and athletic teams. Applied psychology in major college athletics
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Subject Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Author Clayton, Robert D.
Suinn, Richard M.
LC no. 79055482
ISBN 0808735322 (paperback)