The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, Apr 23, 2019 - 1384 pages
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology is a double volume, in-depth, up-to-date scholarly reference work written by leading scholars from across the globe. The study of human psychomotor performance spans numerous activities including sport, performing arts, surgery, firefighting, law enforcement, military operations, and physical activity participation. In addition, research questions address factors that influence optimal performance as well as the adoption and maintenance of physical activity for mental and physical health.

The breadth of focused scientific peer-reviewed articles provides a reliable source of specialized information to academicians, practitioners, advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and researchers in related fields. Each expert author was individually commissioned and articles were reviewed by recognized authorities.

Finally, the accompanying digital platform facilitates regular updates and allows cross-linking between articles.

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Dr. Acevedo is an international leader in the study of psychobiological factors impacting human performance and mental health. He is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Strategic Initiatives in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, he was the Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American College of Sports Medicine, with a 30-year career in research and teaching dedicated to understanding the interaction between psychological stress, physical fitness, and cardiovascular diseases. His research supports the proposition that psychological stress can have deleterious effects on cardiovascular health, and improved fitness may ameliorate these effects. Dr. Acevedo has authored or coauthored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and he has presented over 130 papers at national and international conferences. He is the author of several books including the Oxford Handbook of Exercise Psychology, a comprehensive source on how theories and biological mechanisms behind physical activity can guide interventions and public health practices.

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