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  • ISBN: 9780137765843
  • ISBN10: 0137765843

Sport Psychology: from Theory to Practice

by Anshel, Mark H.

  • List Price: $80.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0003
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • Publish date: 01/01/2001
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Description: Preface. About the Author. 1. The Science of Sport Psychology. What is Sport Psychology? What Do Sport Psychologists Do? A Brief History of Sport Psychology? Summary. 2. Characteristics of Successful Athletes. Personality Traits and Psychological Dispositions. Behavioral Tendencies of Elite Athletes. The Black Athlete. Cognitive Strategies. Effects of Spectators on Performance. Coping with Stress. Psychology of Drug Abuse. Peak Performance. Summary. Review Questions. 3. Regulating Anxiety and Arousal. Anxiety and Arousal in Sport. The Coach's Role in Game Preparation. Coaching Strategies for Half-Time and Time-Outs. Incorrect Coaching Strategies That Increase Anxiety and Arousal. The Choking Phenomenon. Strategies for Managing Anxiety and Arousal. Summary. Review Questions. 4. Attributions: Explaining the Causes of Performance and Contest Outcomes. Theoretical Basis. Attributions and Gender Differences. Attributions and Skilled Athletes. Learned Helplessness. Attributions and Helplessness: The Coach's Role. Summary. Review Questions. 5. Motiving Athletes: Dos and Don'ts. What is Motivation? Theories of Motivation. How Not to Motive Athletes. Strategies for Motiving Athletes and Teams. Summary. Review Questions. 6. Aggression in Sport. What is Aggression? Theoretical Bases of Aggression. Aggression and Sport Performance. Implications for Coaches and Athletes. Summary. Review Questions. 7. Leadership in Sport: A Matter of Style. Roles of the Coach. Theories of Leadership in Sport. Successful Versus Effective Leadership. Leadership Styles. Application of Different Coaching Styles in Sport. What We Don't Know About Sport Leadership. Leadership Style: A Final Word. Summary. Review Questions. 8. Communication Techniques. The Need for Dialogue. The Ten Commandments of Effective Communication in Sport. Approaching the Coach. The Ten Commandments of Effective Communication for Game Officials. Summary. Review Questions. 9. The Counseling Coach. What is Counseling? The Need to Counsel Athletes. The Need for Team Counseling. Fundamental Counseling Skills for the Coach. The Microskills Approach to Counseling. Counseling Techniques for the Coach-Athlete Interview. Short-Term Team Counseling. General Recommendations. Summary. Review Questions. 10. Team Climate: Is Everybody Happy? How a Group Becomes a Team. Traits of an Effective Team. Developing an Effective Team Climate. Group Dynamics: The Roles and Interactions of Team Members. Team Cohesion. Summary. Review Questions. 11. Coaching Child Athletes: Special Needs. When Are Children Ready to Compete? Why Children Participate in Sports. Why Children Drop Out. The Role of Parents. Postseason Evaluation. Coaching Children. Bill of Rights for Young Athletes. Summary. Review Questions. 12. The Female Athlete. Brief Historical Perspective. Describing the Female Athlete. Personality Characteristics of Elite Female Athletes. Special Considerations of Female Athletes. Sex Differences in Physical Maturation. Implications for Coaching the Female Athlete. What Female Athletes Have to Say. Summary. Review Questions. 13. Conclusions and Future Directions. The Emergence of Exercise Psychology. A Final Word. Appendix A: Research and Measurement in Sport Psychology. Appendix B: Imagery and Progressive Relaxation Sessions. Appendix C: Strategies for Building Self-Confidence. References. Index.
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