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Mental Toughness


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Introducing Mental Toughness. Characterizing Mental Toughness. Conceptualizing Mental Toughness. Measuring Mental Toughness. Developing and Maintaining Mental Toughness. Concluding Mental Toughness.

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Michael Sheard is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at York St John University. His educational qualifications include a PhD in sport positive psychology. Sheard has published widely on mental toughness, hardiness, and positive psychology, and presented his work at conferences worldwide. He is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society.


'Mental toughness is an idea whose time has come. Solidly anchored in scientific research, the book presents an overview of what mental toughness is, how to measure it, and factors leading to its development. Written in an engaging style, it is accessible to scholars and students alike.' -- Robert J. Vallerand, Universite du Quebec a Montreal 'This is a welcome contribution to the sport psychology literature, focusing on a topic which applied sport psychologists deal with constantly but which has rarely received specific attention in this way. This book will go a long way towards helping to correct this situation, and is written in a very accessible, no-nonsense style that I find very appealing.' -- John Kremer, School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast

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