Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a preparatory look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Rather than focus on theory and concepts, this text answers basic questions for newcomers to the field by providing information on what sport and exercise psychology is and what it has to offer. It integrates applied and career information to show the basic principles of the field, contains information on where sport and exercise psychology professionals work, the types of jobs they hold, the services they provide, and the opportunities available to those thinking of entering the field.
Engaging for readers of all levels, this book provides a clear and motivating vision of the future of the field and an update of the various career opportunities available. Throughout the resource, many features bring the practical aspects of sport and exercise psychology to life for those wondering what sport and exercise psychology is all about:
-Success Stories highlight influential practicing sport psychologists and mental training consultants to give readers an idea of how researchers and professionals are applying their knowledge in jobs and the many possible career paths available.
-Psychological Insights pull readers into the text with quirky or surprising "Did you know?" facts.
-Numerous quotes emphasize what sport and exercise psychologists, practitioners, and athletes in the real world have to say about the topic at hand.
-Real-life examples introduce readers to the possibilities ahead and get them excited about where further study can lead.
-The appendixes contain additional resources that students can consult as they continue their career journey and provide tips for applying the principles of sport and exercise psychology in various professions.
To provide a convenient cost-effective option, Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology is also available as an e-book. The e-book is available at a reduced price and allows students to electronically highlight text and take notes. When purchased through the Human Kinetics site, access to the e-book is immediately granted when the order is received.
This text is the first in the new Human Kinetics Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science series. The series helps students and professionals understand the basic topics, goals, and applications of the many subdisciplines in kinesiology. This and other books in the series provide a solid grounding that readers can use as a jumping-off point for further study.
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology will leave students with a clear understanding of what sport and exercise psychology professionals do and where they work. Just as important, the book will motivate them to continue their exploration of the many rewarding career paths the field has to offer.
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Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology
What Is Sport and Exercise Psychology?
What Can I Do With Sport and Exercise Psychology?
Goals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Enhancing the Performance of Individual Athletes
Enhancing the Performance of Teams
Creating a Positive Sport Environment
Assessing Athletes Mental Skills
Caring for Athletes
Helping Athletes With Mental Health Issues
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