Paperback Sport psychology : a student handbook / Matt Jarvis.
Publication year: 2006
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New ed.
Publisher: Psychology Press Ltd : [distributor] Taylor & Francis, c/o Bookp
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781841695822 (pbk.) : 1841695823 (pbk.) :
Paperback. B-format paperback.
Personality Characteristics and Sporting Behaviour. Personality Development and Sport. Attitudes to Sport. Aggression and Sport. Social Factors in Sporting Performance. Arousal, Anxiety and Sporting Performance. Motivation and Sport. Skill Acquisition and Expertise. Research Methods in Sport Psychology. Writing Essays in Sport Psychology.
Extent: 256 p. : 26 b&w, 19 b&w line drawings, halftones, 5 ; 23x16x1 c
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Offers a student-friendly introduction to the discipline of sport psychology, exploring various key psychological issues in sport, and raising questions: are athletes born or made? Does playing sport affect personality? What effect do cultural beliefs have on personal sporting development? This book offers a student-friendly introduction to the discipline of sport psychology. All the key psychological issues in sport are explored, and difficult questions are raised: are athletes born or made? Does playing sport affect personality? What effect do cultural beliefs have on personal sporting development? Matt Jarvis has substantially revised and expanded his original coverage of the subject from the highly successful first edition ("Sport Psychology" (1999) in the "Routledge Modular Psychology" series). Here he provides a succinct but comprehensive account of major theory and research in sport psychology, whilst maintaining the readable style and student-centred approach which made the
"'Here is an introduction to sport psychology that clarifies without oversimplifying, explains without overcomplicating and elucidates without overwhelming the reader with an excess of detail. Generously adorned with illustrations, case studies and practical assignments, this is the perfect primer for one of the most exciting areas of contemporary study.'" - Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture, Media and Sport, Staffordshire University.