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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 4th Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0736064675
ISBN-10: 0736064672
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“The authors have done an excellent job providing a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology.”

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE) (review of previous edition)

"The book is comprehensive and yet written at a level so students can gradually delve into the field without feeling overwhelmed. The additional student and instructor materials are outstanding. This would be an exemplary selection for any instructor teaching a course in this area."

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About the Author

Robert S. Weinberg, PhD, is a professor in physical education, health, and sport studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Weinberg has nearly 30 years of experience in both the scholarly and applied aspects of sport psychology. He has written numerous research articles, including more than 130 refereed articles in scholarly journals, as well as books, book chapters, and applied articles for coaches, athletes, and exercisers.

Weinberg was voted one of the top 10 sport psychologists in North America by his peers. He is past president of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP). He is a certified AAASP consultant and is listed on the Sport Psychology Registry for the U.S. Olympic Committee and works with athletes in these roles.

Weinberg was named a Distinguished Scholar in Sport Psychology at Miami University in 2005. In addition, he was the editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and voted outstanding faculty member in the School of Education and Allied Professions at Miami University in 1998. In his leisure time, he enjoys tennis, traveling, and gardening.

Daniel Gould, PhD, is the director for the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and professor in the department of kinesiology at Michigan State University. He has taught sport psychology for more than 25 years. An active researcher, Gould was the founding coeditor of The Sport Psychologist and has published more than 100 articles on sport psychology. He is best known for conducting applied research that links research and practice.

Gould was voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America and is internationally known, having presented his work in more than 20 countries. When on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he received the university's coveted Alumni-Teaching Excellence Award, an all-campus teaching honor. He is an Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) certified consultant and member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

Gould is the former president of AAASP and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Sport Psychology Academy. In addition to teaching sport psychology, he is extensively involved in coaching education from youth sports to Olympic competition. He also serves as mental skills training consultant for professional, Olympic, and world-class athletes, and in recent years he has served as an executive coach for business leaders interested in enhancing their organizations' performance.

Dan lives in Okemos, Michigan, with his wife, Deb. He is a proud father of two sons, Kevin and Brian. In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, doing fitness activities, and spending time with his family.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 607 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 4 edition (November 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736064672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736064675
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By LC on September 15, 2010
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The book is great and I am learning a lot! It is soo easy to read also!
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I really am enjoying this textbook. it covers exactly what i thought it woudl and then some. since having bought it i have found out that it is the gold standard for sports psychology -added incentive. its easy to read adn cpmprehend adn the online study guide is just great, full of activities and review options. it arrived sooner than expected too, and i just had it on normal shipping :)
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By Damian on November 24, 2012
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Very professional and well written book. Complementary and very useful. It helps to understand how to work at sport as psychologist.
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Perhaps I'm not being fair on discussing how this book is being organized since so many of the ideas overlap so heavily... Nonetheless, this book seems to have almost no logical organization. Sometimes, when I'm reading a chapter, I'll feel like I'm reading something straight out of the last chapter. Not to mention the hierarchy within a chapter is chaotic at best. The use of the same size, same bold font for every heading makes it feel more like a poorly made wikipedia page on the topic than a logical chapter presenting the information. For god's sakes, change the font to reflect the hierarchy of the chapter. I've never seen a textbook fail to do so so miserably.

On top of this, it often feels like the authors just "threw" as much information in on a given topic as they could. Reading the little bullet points every few pages seems to almost conflict with some of the things mentioned in the book.

All in all, this is a VERY frustrating book to read and if you aren't somewhat interested in the topic already, it will not be an easy read. I have never used a worse textbook in my studies and I am in my second year of university, having taken psychology and exercise physiology courses with a lot in common with the course I use this for now.

If there's a way to avoid using this book (note to professors), please spare your class. You might understand it fairly well but students with less knowledge in the field will find it ridiculously boring and overwhelming.
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I bought this for my night class in college. The price was a lot less than the bookstore on campus. It had great information and shipped really quickly. I'm glad I chose this book to order.
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it was required for my sport psychology class. it has a lot of info. nice packing and nice book to read
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I choose this book,because I want to study sport psychology. And improve my english. I have little bit difficulties with my english! But I like it so far. And it takes sometime to understand.
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By Y.D.L.R. on February 1, 2016
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good seller and good book.
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