Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Jun 5, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 614 pages
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Applied Sport Psychology, Sixth Edition introduces the reader to the psychological strategies and techniques used by coaches and sport psychologists to cultivate peak performance and personal growth. The new four-part organization covers motivation, leadership, and social interactions; mental training; program implementation; and general health and well-being. The text bridges the gap between research and practice by clearly illustrating essential concepts and theories with case studies, anecdotes, and examples. Thorough coverage teaches students how to address issues such as injury, burnout, drug abuse, and retirement from sport while creating a physical and mental environment conducive to peak performance and personal growth.

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Past Present 7 The Sport Team as an Effective
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RETIRED/EMERITUS as of 2008. Dr. Jean M. Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Williams' training and research interests fall within the realm of psychology of sport and exercise. Her research has focused on the areas of psychology of injury, psychology of excellence, group dynamics and productivity, and exercise and mental health. Specific interests include research questions such as how stress puts individuals at greater risk of injury and the role of coping resources in the stress-injury relationship, whether psychological states (e.g., anciently confidence) influence perception and performance, how exercise improves mental health, and whether group cohesion, member identifiability, and leader behaviors influence productivity, exercise behavior, and member satisfaction. Dr. Williams' currently teaches lower division course on psychology of human performance which emphasizes psychological theories, research and intervention strategies for enhancing performance and personal growth, and also teaches a graduate/upper division course on the relationship of stress and coping to health and performance.

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