Psychology in Sport

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Taylor & Francis, 1994 - Psychology - 194 pages
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Psychology in Sport aims to bring sport psychology closer to the heart of mainstream psychology. Those involved in sport have long recognised that psychological factors are significant in determining sports performance, and psychologists now acknowledge sport as an important aspect of human behaviour and experience. However, for too long, sport psychology has developed at a distance from 'mainstream' psychology. This separate development has led to a situation where both parties, psychology and sport psychology, don't always understand what the other is really about.
John Kremer and Deirdre Scully take a new and refreshing look at the most recent sport psychology literature, presenting this information in a way which will be immediately recognisable to students of psychology. The chapters are structured around key subject areas within psychology including clinical, social, cognitive, developmental and occupational psychology. Each chapter presents a concise review of contemporary sport research, as well as outlining the history of sport through this century. The authors show how this work is directly relevant to developments across the psychology subdisciplines as a whole, and make suggestions for future research and practical applications to sport.
Written in a clear and engrossing style, this new approach to psychology in sport will be of immediate relevance to courses on introductory, applied and sport psychology, as well as providing a valuable reference source for general psychological material pertaining to sport and exercise.

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Kremer is Reader in Psychology at The Queen's University Belfast, where he has lectured in applied psychology since 1980.

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