Imagery in Sport
It has long been known that almost all elite athletes use imagery and that most sport psychologists apply imagery in working with athletes. But most material on the subject has been, to this point, relegated to single chapters in books, to journal articles, or to conference proceedings.
Now Imagery in Sportaddresses the breadth of what researchers and practitioners in sport psychology know about the topic, and it treats each issue in depth, considering current theories and research on imagery and its application in sport. The reference also addresses future directions in research and practice for imagery in sport. In doing so, Imagery in Sportprovides the most comprehensive look at the state of imagery and its uses in sport today. The authors take readers step by step through understanding, investigating, applying, and advancing imagery in sport. The text includes the following:
-Presentation and critical analysis of 10 well-known theoretical frameworks for understanding imagery
-A full chapter devoted to understanding and successfully using the available measures of imagery in sport, including how to administer imagery-ability measures
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THE POWER OF IMAGINATION
WHAT Is IMAGERY?
How DOES IMAGERY WORK?
PARISH INVESTIGATING IMAGERY IN SPORT
PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON IMAGERY
APPLYING IMAGERY IN SPORT
USES FOR IMAGERY