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Title Positive psychology in sport and physical activity : an introduction / edited by Abbe Brady and Bridget Grenville-Cleave
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 274 pages)
Contents Introducing positive psychology and its value for sport and physical activity / Abbe Brady and Bridget Grenville-Cleave -- Understanding the components of well-being / Bridget Grenville-Cleave and Abbe Brady -- Contemporary findings about the value of well-being and positive psychology in sport and physical activity settings / Abbe Brady and Bridget Grenville-Cleave -- Positive psychology meets education in the context of passion for sports: implications for sports-study programs / Tanya Chichekian and Robert Vallerand -- Character strengths in sport and physical activity / Scott Bradley and Piers Worth -- Hope and optimism in sport / Carolina Lundquist and Henrik Gustafsson -- Mindfulness in sport and physical exercise / Hanna Kampman and Tim Lomas -- Resilience and growth mindset in sport and physical activity / Abbe Brady and Rudy Alleyne -- As positive as it gets: flow and enjoyment in sport and physical activity / Jay Kimiecik, Robin S. Vealey, Emily Wright and Deanna Morrison -- Gratitude and athletes' well-being / Lung Hung Chen -- Positive psychology of relationships in sport and physical activity / Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Abbe Brady and Emma Kavanagh -- My future today / Dan Jolley, Chris McCready, Bridget Grenville-Cleave and Abbe Brady -- Lifematters: using physical activities and games to enhance the self-concept and well-being of disadvantaged youth / Stephanie J. Hanrahan -- Positive psychology and physical education in schools / Graham Mallen and Bridget Grenville-Cleave -- Positive pedagogy for sport coaching: the influence of positive psychology / Richard I. Light -- Performance lifestyle in olympic and paralympic sport; where positive psychology informs practice / Arabella Ashfield, Joanna Harrison and Samuel Giles -- Embracing positive psychology ideas and interventions within sport and exercise psychology consultancy / Paul McCarthy -- Appreciative reflection and appreciative inquiry in the development of sport coaches / Liam McCarthy and Abbe Brady -- Positive psychology coaching for sport leaders / John M. Yeager and Kathryn H. Britton -- Embracing positive psychology in sport and physical exercise: implications for practitioners / Bridget Grenville-Cleave and Abbe Brady
Summary Positive psychology (PP) is a fast-developing area of research that emphasises personal growth and the positive qualities of life. This is the first book to apply the principles and practice of PP to sport and physical activity.?In attempting to help people enjoy sport, sport psychology has paradoxically often focused on topics such as anxiety, stress and burnout. By contrast, this reader-friendly introduction to PP shows how it can improve sporting performance while also enhancing physical and mental well-being. Demonstrating the practical relevance of PP for all those who participate in sport and physical activity at any level, it covers a variety of topics including: "passion, enjoyment and flow," "positive pedagogy and appreciative inquiry for sport leaders, coaches and teachers," "gratitude, mindfulness, optimism and hope," "positive psychology coaching for sport leaders and practitioners," "character strengths, growth mindset and resilience." With expert contributors from around the globe, real-life case studies, practical strategies and suggestions for future research in every chapter, this book is inspirational reading for all students, coaches, researchers and practitioners with an interest in sport and exercise psychology, mental health and well-being
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Positive psychology
Sports -- Psychological aspects
Exercise -- psychology
Psychology, Sports
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Sports Psychology.
Positive psychology.
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Brady, Abbe, editor
Grenville-Cleave, Bridget, editor
ISBN 1315304376
1315304392 (electronic bk.)
9781315304397 (electronic bk.)