Essential Processes for Attaining Peak Performance

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Dieter Hackfort, Gershon Tenenbaum
Meyer & Meyer Verlag, Jan 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 220 pages
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This volume reflects state of the art and controversial discussions on the topic of athletic expertise based on a particular theoretical point of view or empirical research. It exposes the reader to different perspectives and allows the reader to consider a variety of sub-domains within the topic of sport expertise. Thus, this volume contributes updated knowledge, a more holistic perspective on this body of knowledge, and a comprehensive understanding of the topic of athletic expertise.
  

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Contents

A Conceptual Framework and Fundamental Issues for Investigating the Development of Peak Performance in Sports
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The Roles of Nature and Nurture in Expertise in Sport
26
The Role of the Family in Athletic Performance Natural and Environmental Influences
53
Expert Coaches and the Coaching Process
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Shifting Training Requirements during Athlete Development Deliberate Practice Deliberate Play and Other Sport Involvement in the Acquisition of S...
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Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Moderate Stress Responses and Recovery?
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Motivational and SelfRegulatory Factors and Sport Performance in Young Elite Athletes
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Developing Peak Performers in Sport Optimization versus Creativity
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Perfectionism A Hallmark Quality of World Class Performers or a Psychological Impediment to Athletic Development?
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AUTHORS AND EDITORS
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Gershon Tenenbaum, PhD, is Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Educational Psychology and Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Florida State University. He is a former director of the Ribstein Center for Research and Sport Medicine at the Wingate Institute in Israel, and coordinator of the graduate program in sport psychology at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. From 1997 to 2001 he was President of the International Society of Sport Psychology, and from1996 2008 served as Editor of the "International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology." He has published extensively in psychology and sport psychology in the areas of expertise and decision making; linking emotions, cognitions, and motor systems; psychometrics; and coping with physical effort experiences. Dr. Tenenbaum has written and edited several books. In 2012 he edited "Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology" (with Robert C. Eklund and Akihito Kamata); "Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance" (with William A. Edmonds), and the "Handbook of Sport Psychology"", " 3rd Edition (with Robert C. Eklund). Dr. Tenenbaum has received several awards for his academic and scientific achievements, such as the Distinguished Scientific and Research Contributions to Exercise and Sport Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology, The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) Presidential Award, The ISSP Honor Award, The ISSP Distinguished International Scholar Award, and the Journal of Educational Research s Harold E. Mitzel Award for Meritorious Contribution to Educational Practice through Research. He is a member of several professional organizations and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 47), Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, and the American Academy of Kinesiology. Dr. Tenenbaum is a scientific advisor to the Israeli Olympic Committee and has been invited to lecture in many conferences and for organizations worldwide.

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