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Title The sport psych handbook / Shane Murphy, editor
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 350 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: Inner Drive -- 1: Motivation: the need to achieve / John F Eliot -- 2: Goals: more than just the score / Chris Harwood -- 3: Competitive drive: embracing positive rivalries / Cal Botterill -- 4: Overtraining: balancing practice and performance / Kirsten Peterson -- Part 2: Emotional And Mental Control -- 5: Anxiety: from pumped to panicked / Gloria Balague -- 6: Anger: how to moderate hot buttons / Mitch Abrams and Bruce Hale -- 7: Concentration: focus under pressure / Clark Perry -- 8: Imagery: inner theater becomes reality / Shane Murphy -- Part 3: Interactive Skills -- 9: Leadership: full engagement for success / Jim Loehr -- 10: Teamwork: for the good of the whole / Tracy L Veach and Jerry R May -- 11: Coaching: an effective communication system / Charles J Hardy, Kevin L Burke, and R Kelly Crace -- Part 4: Potential Pitfalls -- 12: Injuries: the psychology of recovery and rehab / Charles Brown -- 13: Eating disorders: when rations become irrational / Karen D Cogan -- 14: Substance use: chemical roulette in sports / Mark H Anshel -- Part 5: Educated Consumer -- 15: Roles: the sport psychologist / Sean McCann -- 16: Qualifications: education and experience / Bradley Hack -- 17: Success in sport psych: effective sport psychologists / David Tod and Mark Andersen -- Notes -- Index -- About the editor -- About the contributors
Summary From the Publisher: Athletes' physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it's time for their mental prowess to catch up. The Sport Psych Handbook makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body's enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes breakthrough methods to do the following: Optimize inner drive for training and competition; Maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus; Improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork; Avoid and overcome slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful season; Complement your physical skills with sharper mental skills; Make The Sport Psych Handbook part of your training arsenal, and start performing to your potential
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-335) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sports -- Psychological aspects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Guide (Descripteur de forme)
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Murphy, Shane M., 1957-
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