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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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Designed for students to learn the basic principles and applications of sport and exercise psychology. Using visuals and anecdotes, case studies and stories, the authors explain key concepts in the field and show how they apply to counselling, teaching, coaching and fitness instruction.
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Part 1 Getting started - introduction to sport and exercise psychology: welcome to sport and exercise psychology; bridging science and practice. Part 2 Understanding participants: personality and sport; understanding motivation; achievement motivation and competitiveness; arousal, stress and anxiety. Part 3 Understanding sport and exercise environments: understanding competition and co-operation; feedback, reinforcement and intrinsic motivation. Part 4 Understanding group processes: group and team dynamics; group cohesion; leadership; communication. Part 5 Enhancing performance: psychological skills training; arousal regulation; imagery; self-confidence; goal setting; concentration. Part 6 Enhancing health and well-being: exercise and psychological well-being; exercise adherence; psychology and athletic injurines; substance abuse and eating disorders; burnout and overtraining. Part 7 Facilitating psychological growth and development: children's psychological development through sport; aggression in sport; character development and sportsmanship; gender issues in sport and exercise.

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