Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology
Edited by Stephen Mellalieu, Sheldon Hanton
Routledge – 2015 – 248 pages
New Directions in Sport Psychology brings together leading international researchers to survey some of the most important emerging topics in contemporary sport psychology. Each chapter offers a comprehensive review of current knowledge and research on a cutting-edge theme, followed by in-depth discussion of conceptual and methodological issues, and then outlines potential avenues for further research.
The book covers themes including:
The review format provides the perfect entry point for all researchers, advanced students or practitioners looking to engage with the latest research themes in contemporary sport psychology, offering a greater depth of discussion than the typical journal article. Informing knowledge generation, applied research and professional practice, New Directions in Sport Psychology is an essential addition to any sport science library.
Introduction Stephen Mellalieu and Sheldon Hanton Prologue Dan Gould 1. Contemporary Personality Perspectives in Sport Psychology Ross Roberts and Tim Woodman 2. Motivation in Sport Psychology: Self-Determination Theory Ian Taylor 3. Stress and Performance in Sport: Choking Christopher Mesagno, Katharina Geukes, and Paul Larkin 4. Conceptual Advances in Stress and Coping in Sport Peter Crocker, Patrick Gaudreau, and Katherine Tamminen 5. Applying Relational-Efficacy Beliefs to Sport Psychology Ben Jackson, Steven Bray, and Mark Beauchamp 6. Transformational Leadership Calum Arthur 7. Organizational Psychology in Sport Christopher Wagstaff and Sheldon Hanton 8. Advances in Quantitative Measurement and their Implications for Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Nikolaos Ntoumanis, Athanasios Mouratidis, Johan Y. Y. Ng, and Carme Viladrich 9. Qualitative Conceptual Advances in Sport Psychology Brett Smith, Nick Caddick, Toni Williams Epilogue Lew Hardy
Stephen D. Mellalieu is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Sport Psychology in the Research Centre in Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) at Swansea University, UK. He has published over 70 research papers in a wide range of international sport and social psychology journals and books, and is the co-editor (with Sheldon Hanton) of Literature Reviews in Sport Psychology (2006), Advances in Applied Sport Psychology: A Review (2009) and Professional Practice in Sport Psychology: A Review (2011). His current research interests lie in the areas of stress and performance, psychological skills and behaviour change, and the organizational environment of elite sport. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, a member of the Editorial board of The Sport Psychologist and regularly reviews for a number of journals in the field of sport psychology.Stephen co-founded the International Rugby Board Rugby Science Network in 2011of which he is Network Editor. He is also a nationally accredited sport and exercise psychologist (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences), chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and member of the Health Professions Council. He has consultancy experience in a number of Olympic and Professional sports. Stephen is a former junior international rugby union player and a member of the coaching panel of Swansea University Rugby Union Football Club.
Professor Sheldon Hanton is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Research for Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK where he is responsible for the overall strategic and operational management of research of the institution. Within the UK he is a Registered Psychologist with the British Olympic Association and Chartered with the British Psychological Society. Sheldon was the National Team Psychologist for the England Swim Team and still regularly advises elite performers on psychological preparation. Sheldon has amassed a portfolio of over 300 publications including edited books and book chapters, international refereed journal publications and international conference papers. His main interests address stress and anxiety, organizational issues, reflective and evidenced-based practice, the psychology of injury and mental toughness. He is the current Editor of The Sport Psychologist, having served as the Professional Practice Editor of the journal for the last decade. He also sits on the Editorial or Advisory Boards for the Journal of Sports Sciences, the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise and Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity. With Stephen Mellalieu he is the co-editor of Literature Reviews in Sport Psychology (2006), Advances in Applied Sport Psychology: A Review (2009) and the recent Professional Practice in Sport Psychology: A Review (2011).