Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology

Pages: 487
Item #: 4316740
ISBN: 978-1-55798-355-8
List Price: $19.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 1996
Format: Softcover
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This edited volume is intended for psychologists, kinesiologists, physical education specialists, and students interested in exploring opportunities in sport and exercise psychology. It provides an indispensable overview of applications, interventions, and practice issues in this up and coming field. Population interventions for peak performance (including imagery training, intensity regulation, and goal setting) are featured, along with population-specific advice (includes college and elite athletes), specialization education and training, and tips on how to get started in the field. Leaders in the field have been brought together to comment on their specific areas of expertise.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors





I. Performance Enhancement

  1. Goal Setting in Sport and Exercise: Research to Practice
    —Robert S. Weinberg
  2. Imagery Training for Peak Performance
    —Daniel Gould and Nicole Damarjian
  3. Cognitive Strategies in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    —Jean M. Williams and Thad R. Leffingwell
  4. Intensity Regulation and Athletic Performance
    —Jim Taylor
  5. Hypnosis in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    —William P. Morgan

II. Promoting Well-Being

  1. Exercise Initiation, Adoption, and Maintenance
    —Bess H. Marcus, Beth C. Bock, Bernardine M. Pinto, and Matthew M. Clark
  2. Guidelines for Clinical Applications of Exercise Therapy for Mental Health
    —Wes Sime
  3. Counseling Interventions in Applied Sport Psychology
    —Albert J. Petitpas
  4. Teaching Life Skills Through Sport: Community-Based Programs for Adolescents
    —Steven J. Danish, Valerie C. Nellen, and Susanna S. Owens

III. Clinical Issues

  1. Assessment in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    —John Heil and Keith Henschen
  2. Psychopathology in Sport and Exercise
    —Britton W. Brewer and Trent A. Petrie
  3. Referral Processes in Sport Psychology
    —Judy L. Van Raalte and Mark B. Andersen

IV. Working With Specific Populations

  1. Psychosocial Interventions in Youth Sport
    —Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll
  2. Working With College Student-Athletes
    —Mark B. Andersen
  3. Working With Elite Athletes
    —Patrick H. F. Baillie and Bruce C. Ogilvie
  4. Diversity in Sport
    —Karen D. Cogan and Trent A. Petrie

V. Professional Issues

  1. Education and Training in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    —Penny McCullagh and John M. Noble
  2. Certification in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    —Leonard Zaichkowsky and Frank Perna
  3. Incorporating Sport and Exercise Psychology Into Clinical Practice
    —Kate F. Hays and Robert J. Smith
  4. Ethics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    —James P. Whelan, Andrew W. Meyers, and T. David Elkin

VI. Conclusion

  1. Future of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    —Robert N. Singer


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Judy L. Van Raalte received her PhD in social psychology from Arizona State University. She is currently associate professor of psychology and head women's tennis coach at Springfield College. Her research interests include professional issues in sport and exercise psychology and social psychological aspects of sport and exercise. She is former editor of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Newsletter and is a Certified Consultant, AAASP.

Britton W. Brewer received his PhD in clinical psychology from Arizona State University. He is currently assistant professor of psychology and head men's cross country coach at Springfield College. His research interests include psychological aspects of sport injury rehabilitation and self-identity in sport. He is a Certified Consultant, AAASP and serves on the editorial boards of the Athletic Academic Journal, the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and The Sport Psychologist.