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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition [Kindle Edition]

Robert Weinberg , Daniel Gould
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Book Description

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Editorial Reviews


“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 third 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."

Doody's Book Review Service (review of previous edition)

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 more than 30 years of experience in both the scholarly and applied aspects of sport psychology. He has written numerous research articles, including more than 140 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 Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He is a certified AASP 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 playing 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 Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) certified consultant and member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

Gould is the former president of AASP 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Understandable November 21, 2012
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The book explains principles that could be applied by beginning to expert athletes. The psychological principles taught seem to ring true not only in sport but in all areas of life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Choice February 18, 2014
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I think this is an excellent choice for undergraduate students in Sport Psychology. I have used for several years and will continue to use it in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, not so great online resource July 4, 2013
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The book is great. It has good examples and is easy to read. It covers all the topics in depth and the material is easy to follow and understand. I was required to purchase this book for a college class, and I found it a great addition to the daily lecture notes. The Web Study Guide was disappointing. It is more of a resource for doing the activities in the book (probably if the teacher wanted to assign them). The chapter quizzes were pathetic. For chapters that were 20-30 textbook pages long, the accompanying chapter quiz would only be 5 questions. Additionally, those questions were typically extremely easy and not comprising of the main topics/key words of the chapter, making it essentially useless as a study material for tests. Overall, for a great read on the basic ideas of sport/exercise psychology, get this book. Unless you know you will be assigned the activities in the book, save your money and avoid the web study guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive text! December 14, 2013
By Colleen
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Very thorough and comprehensive text book on sport psychology. This is not a tough read; repetitive at times, but good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good text book! September 27, 2013
By Daniel
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Very nice introduction to Sport Psychology, still reading this book. I am using it in a Applied Sport Psychology graduate program.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book on Sport Psychology September 3, 2013
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I bought the Kindle version and it was a lot cheaper this way. I like how I can change the background color to either black, white, or tan. The material was interesting but there were time when they dove into topic that are a no-brainer. I especially like the chapters about motivations and exercise adherence.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good choice. February 8, 2013
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The best thing about these Kindle type books is the search feature. If you type the word you are looking for and then, all of the times that word or phrase is in the book appears at a seconds reach. Bad thing is that you cannot copy, paste nothing or print any information which sucks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun TextBook February 14, 2013
By evan
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Textbooks aren't always the most entertaining; however, I loved this textbook. The information is great, and it is delivered in a understandable and clear manner. More importantly, there are plenty of examples, pictures, charts, and activities which strengthen the material.
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