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Brings essential sports psychology concepts to life with vivid examples of their practical application This concise, engaging text, distinguished by its skillful integration of theory and practice, addresses the key principles of sport, exercise, andperformance psychology. It reflects the broadening of sports psychology studies to encompass more widespread human performance research. Emphasizingpractical applications of theory, the book helps students interested in pursuing a career in sport and exercise psychology, as well as those focused onsuch occupations as coaching and athletic training, to recognize the applicability of sport and exercise psychology principles to their everyday lives andfuture careers. To avoid an overabundance of extraneous theories and research, the text takes a streamlined Auless is more Au approach by focusing on just the core theoriesunderpinning sports psychology. Chapters address such essential concepts as individual differences, personality, motivation, stress and coping, decision-making, and burnout in the context of human performance. Bringing these topics to life are companion AuApplying the Concepts Au chaptersdemonstrating how these principles are directly applied in real-life situations. Interviews with researchers, coaches, athletes, and other individuals fromperformance intensive professions vividly reinforce the book Aos content. Additionally, the text contains insights on theories and research findings thatstudents can apply to their own experience. Critical thinking questions and AuIndividual Challenge Au activities promote understanding and furtherexploration. A robust instructors package includes a guide, test bank, class activities, and PowerPoints. Key Features: Illustrates key theories and research with practical applications Written in a concise and easily accessible manner Provides examples of practice applications in sports, exercise, and other areas of human performance Includes interviews with researchers, practitioners, coaches, athletes, and other performance intensive professionals Explains how theoretical concepts can be applied to a student Aos personal experience "
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|Author||: Jamie E. Robbins|
|Publisher||: Springer Publishing Company|
|File||: 312 Pages|