Sport Psychology: The Basics
By David Tod
Routledge – 2014 – 196 pages
Series: The Basics
Sport Psychology: The Basics provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental ideas at the heart of Sport Psychology today. It examines the links between sport participants’ behaviours, their personality and their environment to identify the factors which affect performance. Exploring theory and practice, it uses case studies to illustrate how key areas of theory are applied within a sport psychologist’s practice, answering such questions as:
With a glossary of key terms, suggestions for further study and ideas for improving performance, Sport Psychology: The Basics is an ideal introduction for students of sport and coaches who would like to know more about how sport psychologists address questions about human behaviour in sport.
Part 1: Individual Differences 1. Personality 2. Motivation 3. Arousal, Stress and Anxiety 4. Self-Confidence Part 2: The Environment 5. Competition and Audience Effects 6. Group Dynamics and Cohesion Part 3: Helping Sports Participants and Coaches 7. Psychological Skills Training 8. Behaviour Modification Bibliography Glossary Index
David Tod is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.