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Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice (4th Edition) Paperback – November 2, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0805353648 ISBN-10: 080535364X Edition: 4th

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This book fills a need for an applied sport psychology book based on credible, published research. A deliberate attempt is made to base application on theory while avoiding scientific and statistical jargon so readers at various levels of education, past experience, and expertise can feel comfortable with the book's content. Sport examples from media publications and from the author's own experiences as a sport psychologist nurture the connection between the professional literature and real-life sport experiences. The opening chapter explains the field of sport psychology, which also encompasses the related field of exercise psychology. Chapter 4 focuses on how coaches and athletes interpret and explain the causes of contest results, and how that plays an important role in future participation. Chapter 5 uncovers the underlying causes of an athlete's emotions just prior to the contest and what one can do about them. To lend additional credence to the application of cited research studies, Chapter 12 includes portions of the author's conversations with many athletes, showing that many ideas believed to be widely held "truths" in the coaching profession often are considered myths by the athletes themselves. For anyone interested in the psychology of sport.

About the Author

Dr. Mark H. Anshel is a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport and exercise psychology, and graduate courses in research methods. His extensive experience as a practitioner makes him unique among highly published academics. Dr. Anshel combines his experience as a teacher and researcher with more than 20 years experience as a sport psychologist, counseling male and female athletes at the amateur, university, Olympic, and professional level.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 4 edition (November 2, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080535364X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805353648
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,663,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Most of this book can be easily applied to business and even family rearing. This treasure trove contains sensible approaches, tools, and tips to enhance skills of anyone working with people. I highly recommend that it become required reading for coaches at every level, and to supervisors and managers in any industry. In terms of interpersonal relationships, applying just one of the hundreds of gems found here can take anyone from adequate to great, and from great to fantastic. Achieve Your Vibrant Healthy Body
Brian Walsh, author, Unleashing Your Brilliance: Tools & Techniques to Achieve Personal, Professional & Academic Success
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This book is very good. It's a little verbos but the information provided is useful. There are a lot of specific examples of different aspects of sports and exercise physiology as well as identifying addiction and dependency.
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