By Matt Jarvis
Routledge – 1999 – 192 pages
Series: Routledge Modular Psychology
Sport Psychology is an introductory account of the major psychological issues in sport today. Major theories and up-to-date research are covered in the areas of personality, attitudes to sport, aggression in sport, anxiety and stress, social influences, motivation, and skill acquisition. A wide variety of sporting examples are used, ranging from football to ballet.
A very impressive achievement and one not matched by other books in this area. Very accessible, the book is written in a friendly and authoritative style. The sources of relevant further reading will be helpful to both students and to teachers who are not psychologists themselves. - Rob Lewis, Head of Psychology, Gwent Tertiary College, UK
Matt Jarvis is Senior Teaching Psychologist at Totton College and Totton Sports Academy.