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Exploring sport and exercise psychology
Van Raalte, Judy L.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2002]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 561 pages ; 26 cm
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Central Library GV706.4 .E96 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This volume is intended for psychologists, kinesiologists, physical education specialists and students interested in exploring opportunities in sport and exercise psychology. It provides an overview of applications, interventions and practice issues in the field. Popular interventions for peak performance (including imagery training, intensity regulation, modeling and goal setting) are featured, along with population-specific advice (includes college and elite athletes), strategies for enhancing physical and psychological well-being, specialization education and training and tips on how to get started in the field. Leaders in the field have been brought together to comment on their specific areas of expertise.

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This 21-chapter anthology with an excellent foreword is organized in five parts: "Performance Enhancement," "Promoting Well-Being," "Clinical Issues," "Working with Special Populations," and "Professional Issues." Most chapters start with an overview, then move to a practical/applied focus. Many standard topics (e.g., goal setting, imagery, and elite athletes) are covered, but more specialized topics such as hypnosis and diversity in sport (race, gender, sexual orientation, disability) are also included. The sections "Well-Being" (e.g., clinical applications of exercise, and teaching life skills through sport) and "Clinical Issues" (assessment, psychopathology, and the referral process) are unique to this book. Coverage is at times uneven. Overall, however, the book bridges the gap between educators in physical education and those in psychology. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. D. M. Furst San Jose State University

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