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Handbook of Sport Psychology, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-73811-4
960 pages
February 2007
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Endorsed by the International Society of Sport Psychology, this classic reference draws on an international roster of experts and scholars in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this thorough, well-rounded, and accessible volume. It is completely updated to reflect the latest research and is an indispensable resource for any student or professional interested in the field of sport psychology.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Robert Singer).




1. Understanding the Dynamic of Motivation in Sport and Physical Activity: An Achievement Goal Interpretation (Glyn C. Roberts, Darren C. Treasure and David E. Conroy).

2. Emotions in Sport: Current Issues and Perspectives (Yuri L. Hanin).

3. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Sport and Physical Activity: A Review and a Look at the Future (Robert J. Vallerand).

4. The Psychology of Superior Sport Performance: A Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience perspective (Bradley D. Hatfield and Scott E. Kerick).


5. Leadership in Sports (Packianathan Chelladurai).

6. Who cares What Other People Thing? Self-Presentation in Exercise and Sport (Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Magnus Lindwall and Harry Prapavessis).


7. Methodological Review and Evaluation of Research in Expert performance in Sport (Nicola J. Hodges, Raoul Huys and Janet L. Starkes).

8. Practice and Play in the Development of Sport Expertise (Jean CĂ´lĂ, Joseph Baker and Bruce Abernethy).

9. Anticipation and Decision Making: Exploring New Horizons (A. Mark Williams and Paul Ward).

10. Degenerate Brains, Indeterminate Behavior, and Representative Tasks: Implications for Experimental Design in Sport Psychology Research (Keith Davids, Duarte AraĂşjo, Chris Button and Ian Renshaw).

11. Attentional Processes in Skill Learning and Expert Performance (Bruce Abernethy, Jonathan P. Maxwell, Richard S. W. Masters, Jon van der Kamp and Robin C. Jackson).

12. A Social-Cognitive Perspective on Team Functioning in Sport (David W. Eccles and Gershon Tenebaum).


13. Mental Skills Training in Sport (Robin S. Vealey).

14. Sport Psychology: A Clinicianâ ™s Perspective (Robert D. Stainback, James C. Moncier and Robert E. Taylor).

15. Action-Theory Approach to Applied Sport Psychology (Thomas Schack and Dieter Hackfort).

16. Eating Disorders in Sport: From Theory to Research to Intervention (Trent A. Petrie and Christy A. Greenleaf).

17. Psychosocial Antecedents of Sports Injury and Interventions for Risk Reduction (jean M. Williams and Mark B. Andersen).

18. Psychology of Sport Injury Rehabilitation (Britton W. Brewer).

19. Why Do Athletes Choke under Pressure (Sian L. Beilock and Rob Gray)?

20. Preparatory Routines in Self-Paced Events: Do They Benefit the Skilled Athletes? Can They Help the Beginners (Ronnie Lidor)?


21. Physical Activity and Mental Health (Daniel M. Landers and Shawn M. Arent).

22. Physical Activity and Three Dimensions of Psychological Functioning in Advanced Age: Cognition, Affect, and Self- Perception (Yael Netz).

23. Exercise Adherence (Janet Buckworth and Rodney K. Dishman).

24. Theoretical Frameworks in Exercise Psychology (Stuart J. H. Biddle, Martin S. Hagger, Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis and Sonia Lippke).

25. A Social-Cognitive Perspective of Perceived and Sustained Effort (Gershon Tenebaum and Jasmin C. Hutchinson).

26. Exercise and Psychosocial Issues for Cancer Survivors (Kerry S. Courneya, Clare Stevinson and Jeffrey K. H. Vallance).

27. Physical Acitivity and Quality of Life: Key Considerations (Bonnie G. Berger and David A. Tobar).

28. Athlete Burnout (Robert C. Eklund and Scott L. Cresswell).


29. A Life Span Developmental Approach to Studying Sport and Exercise Behavior (Diane E. Whaley).

30. Advances in Sport Mortality Research (David Light Shields and Brenda Light Bredemeier).

31. Family Influences on Childrenâ ™s Sport and Physical Activity Participation, Behavior, and Psychosocial Responses (Thelma S. Horn and Jocelyn L. Horn).

32. Career Transitions and Career Termination (Dorothee Alfermann and Natalia Stambulova).


33. New Perspectives on Measurement and Testing in Sport Psychology (Brend Strauss, Dirk BĂĽsch and Gershon Tenebaum).

34. measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology: A New Outlook on Selected Issues of Reliability and Validity (Gershon Tenenbaum, Akihito Kamata and Kentaro Hayashi).

35. Application of Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Herbert W. Marsh).

36. From Self-Efficacy to Collective Efficacy in Sport: Transitional Methodological Issues (Nicholas D. Myers and Deborah L. Feltz).


37. Gender and Cultural Diversity (Diane L. Gill).

38. Athletes with Disabilities (Stephanie J. Hanrahan).

39. Alcohol and Drug Use among Athletes: Prevalence, Etiology, and Interventions (Mathew P. Martens, Kristen Dans-Oâ ™Connor and Jason R. Kilmer).

Afterword (Robert C. Eklund and Gershon Tenebaum).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

GERSHON TENENBAUM, PHD, is a Professor at Florida State University in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems. He is past president of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) and the Editor of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the American Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and Director of the Ribstein Center for Research and Sport Medicine at the Wingate Institute in Israel.

ROBERT C. EKLUND, PHD, is a Professor at Florida State University in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a member of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP), the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP). He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.

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"…is a comprehensive reference source to all aspects of the field. An outstanding aspect of the work is that the authors use an integrated approach to the field, weaving together the biological, emotional, and cognitive aspects of sport psychology. This work is essential for students and researchers in exercise and sport science, kinesiology, sports psychology, and related fields and highly recommended for academic libraries." (American Reference Books Annual, 2008)

"... there is no question that the Handbookin its third edition is a landmark in the domain and history of sport psychology. It is a book that will help anyone working in sport or interested in sport, it is a must for sport psychologists, and it is absolutely indispensable for anyone who does research in sport—psychologists and medical investigators alike." (PsycCRITIQUES, December 2007)

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