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Author Kornspan, Alan S., 1969-

Title Fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology / Alan S. Kornspan
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2009]


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 MELB  796.01 Kor/Fos  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  796.01 Kor/Fos  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Human Kinetics' fundamentals of sport and exercise science series
Human Kinetics' fundamentals of sport and exercise science series.
Contents What is sport and exercise psychology? -- What can I do with sport and exercise psychology? -- Enhancing the performance of individual athletes -- Enhancing the performance of teams -- Creating a positive sport environment : leadership, motivation, and communication -- Assessing athletes' mental skills -- Caring for athletes : general well-being and recovery from injury -- Helping athletes with mental health issues : a clinical approach -- Using psychology to encourage involvement in exercise and fitness
Summary "Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a preparatory look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Rather than focus on theory and concepts, this text answers basic questions for newcomers to the field by providing information on what sport and exercise psychology is and what it has to offer. It integrates applied and career information to show the basic principles of the field, contains information on where sport and exercise psychology professionals work, the types of jobs they hold, the services they provide, and the opportunities available to those thinking of entering the field. Engaging for readers of all levels, this book provides a clear and motivating vision of the future of the field and an update of the various career opportunities available. Throughout the resource, many features bring the practical aspects of sport and exercise psychology to life for those wondering what sport and exercise psychology is all about: Success Stories highlight influential practicing sport psychologists and mental training consultants to give readers an idea of how researchers and professionals are applying their knowledge in jobs and the many possible career paths available. Psychological Insights pull readers into the text with quirky or surprising أDid you know?ؤ facts. Numerous quotes emphasize what sport and exercise psychologists, practitioners, and athletes in the real world have to say about the topic at hand. Real-life examples introduce readers to the possibilities ahead and get them excited about where further study can lead. The appendixes contain additional resources that students can consult as they continue their career journey and provide tips for applying the principles of sport and exercise psychology in various professions. Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology examines what sport and exercise psychologists do, what they study, and how these factors relate to the real world. Part I of the text presents an overview of exercise and sport psychology, its current status within kinesiology, and the various career paths available. Part II explores the key objectives for people actually working in the field. Each of the seven chapters in part II covers an area commonly discussed in sport and exercise psychology, giving readers a better understanding of the main directions and visions for the field. Readers will briefly look at how sport psychology professionals and educators enhance the performance of individual athletes and teams, teach others how to create a positive sport environment, assess the mental skills of athletes, care for injured athletes, and encourage involvement in exercise and fitness. The emerging areas of counseling athletes regarding life skills and clinical issues are also discussed."--Publisher's website
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Exercise -- Psychological aspects.
Sports injuries -- Psychological aspects.
Sports medicine.
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Sports -- psychology.
Athletic Injuries -- psychology.
Exercise -- psychology.
Sports Medicine -- methods.
Sports -- psychology.
Author Kornspan, Alan S., 1969-
LC no. 2008049091
ISBN 0736074473 (soft cover)
9780736074476 (soft cover)
Other Titles Sport and exercise psychology