|Title||Applied sport psychology : personal growth to peak performance / Jean M. Williams, editor|
|Imprint||Boston : McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2010|
|Descript||xxvi, 614 p. ; 24 cm|
Sport psychology: past, present, future -- Motor skill learning for effective coaching and performance -- A positive approach to coaching effectiveness and performance enhancement -- Motivational processes and the facilitation of quality engagement in sport -- The self-fulfilling prophecy theory: when coaches' expectations become reality -- Leadership effectiveness and decision making in coaches -- The sport team as an effective group -- Communicating effectively -- Psychological characteristics of peak performance -- Increasing awareness for sport performance -- Goal setting for peak performance -- Arousal-performance relationships -- Relaxation and energizing techniques for regulation of arousal -- Seeing is believing: understanding and using imagery in sport -- Cognitive techniques for building confidence and enhancing performance -- Concentration and strategies for controlling it -- Integrating and implementing a psychological skills training program -- Conducting psychologically oriented coach-training programs: a social-cognitive approach -- Gender and cultural considerations -- When to refer athletes for counseling or psychotherapy -- Drug abuse in sport: causes and cures -- Burnout in sport: understanding the process - from early warning signs to individualized intervention -- Injury risk and rehabilitation: psychological considerations -- Career transition among athletes: is there life after sports? -- Exercise psychology.
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