Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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Part I. Welcome to Sport and Exercise PsychologyChapter 1. What Is Sport and Exercise Psychology?
Origins in Psychology and Physical Education
Psychology of Sport: 1900 to 1920
Psychology of Sport: 1920s and 1930s
Psychology of Sport: 1940s to 1960s
Psychology of Sport: 1970s to 1990s
Current Status of the Field of Sport Psychology
Professional Practice Issues in Sport Psychology
The Short of ItChapter 2. What Can I Do With Sport and Exercise Psychology?
Academic Path
Professional Path
Other Paths Incorporating Sport and Exercise Psychology
The Short of ItPart II. Goals of Sport and Exercise PsychologyChapter 3. Enhancing the Performance of Individual Athletes
Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Sport Consultation
Where Does Mental Training Occur?
What Mental Training Skills Are Taught to Athletes?
Research Support for Teaching Mental Skills to Athletes
Who Provides Performance Enhancement Services to Athletes?
The Short of ItChapter 4. Enhancing the Performance of Teams
Overview of Team Building
Where Does Team Building Occur?
What Team-Building Activities Are Taught to Athletes?
Research Support for Teaching Team Building
Who Provides Team-Building Services to Sport Teams?
The Short of ItChapter 5. Creating a Positive Sport Environment: Leadership, Motivation, and Communication
Importance of Creating a Positive Sport Environment
Where Do Coaches Learn to Create a Positive Environment?
What Methods Do Consultants Teach to Coaches?
Research Support for Providing a Positive Sport Environment
Who Provides Consulting on Positive Sport Environments?
The Short of ItChapter 6. Assessing Athletes' Mental Skills
Overview of Assessment for Sport Organizations and Teams
Where Do Assessments Occur?
How Is Assessment Used in Sport Psychology?
Issues in Psychological Testing
Research Support for Using Assessments With Athletes
Who Provides Psychological Testing Services?
The Short of ItChapter 7. Caring for Athletes: General Well-Being and Recovery From Injury
What Is Psychology of Rehabilitation From Athletic Injury?
How Do Athletes Respond to Injury?
Referrals to Sport Psychologists
What Interventions Are Provided to Injured Athletes?
Research Support for Injury Counseling
Who Provides Sport Psychology and Counseling Services to Injured Athletes?
What Are the Unique Developmental Concerns of Athletes?
Where Are Personal Development Services Provided and Who Provides Them?
Research Support for Personal Development Services
The Short of ItChapter 8. Helping Athletes With Mental Health Issues: A Clinical Approach
What Is Clinical Sport Psychology?
Responsibilities of a Clinical or Counseling Sport Psychologist
Where Does Clinical Sport Psychology Take Place?
What Occurs in Clinical Sport Psychology?
Mental Health Issues Treated By Clinical Sport Psychologists
Research Support for Clinical Sport Psychology Services
Who Provides Clinical Sport Psychology Services?
The Short of ItChapter 9. Using Psychology to Encourage Involvement in Exercise and Fitness
What Is Exercise Psychology?
Where Does Exercise Psychology Take Place?
What Services Are Provided in Exercise Psychology?
What Interventions Are Used in the Exercise Process?
Research Support for Exercise Psychology Services
Who Provides Exercise Psychology Services?
The Short of ItEpilogue
Appendix A: Learn More About Sport and Exercise Psychology
Appendix B: Tips for Implementing Sport and Exercise Psychology
References
Index

About the Author

Alan S. Kornspan, EdD, is an associate professor at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He has taught sport psychology for over 11 years. His research has focused primarily on historical issues related to sport and exercise psychology. His research articles have been published in such journals as The Sport Psychologist, the Journal of Sport Behavior, and the Journal of Mental Imagery.Kornspan is an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), serves as the associate editor of its newsletter, was a member of the AASP graduate training committee, and is currently a member of the AASP organizational outreach committee. He earned his EdD in sport behavior from West Virginia University.


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