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Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology - 3rd Edition


Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology - 3rd Edition
Robert Weinberg and Daniel Gould
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In the newly revised and updated Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, third edition, students and professionals will find a comprehensive array of information that bridges the gap between research and practice and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Authors Robert Weinberg and Daniel Gould have revised every chapter of the popular text, incorporating the latest research and practice in sport and exercise psychology. They combine contemporary practical examples, case studies, and anecdotes to help readers better understand different theories, concepts, and research. In-depth questions at the end of each chapter guide readers from research to practice and enable readers to think critically.

The first and second editions of the text set new standards for introductory textbooks; this edition raises the bar to an even higher level with new artwork, photos, and a fresh design, making the text an exceptionally rich learning resource and professional reference tool. Each chapter includes up-to-date information. The following are new features of this third edition:

  1. Extensive material on motivation, social loafing, and group development
  2. Expanded coverage of leaders in sport, including information on expectations, values, beliefs, and behavioral guidelines for coaches
  3. Research on anxiety and team-energizing strategies
  4. Comprehensive data on hypnosis phases, techniques, and their effects
  5. Details on the use of imagery in sport
  6. An entire section on goal mapping
  7. Updated information on eating disorders in sport
  8. A comprehensive section on exercise addiction
  9. Material on sport aggression, moral development, cooperation, and gender differences in competition

The seven-part text is organized in an easy-to-follow format that allows for quick topical searches. Key points are highlighted throughout to help readers identify the most important ideas. Special elements such as case studies, new research procedures and findings, and sample questionnaires and application procedures also enhance reader understanding.
Part I, “Getting Started,” introduces the main ways knowledge is gained in sport psychology. It emphasizes the importance of teaming scientific and practical knowledge to better help students, athletes, and exercise enthusiasts.
Part II, “Understanding Participants,” focuses on personal factors (such as personality characteristics, individual orientations, and emotions) that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings.
Part III, “Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments,” examines the situational factors that influence behavior in sport, physical education, and exercise settings.
Part IV, “Understanding Group Processes,” outlines information on group interaction.
Part V, “Enhancing Performance,” details the progress that has been made with psychological techniques to help people perform more effectively.
Part VI, “Enhancing Health and Well-Being,” reviews the roles that psychological factors play in health, exercise, and wellness.
Part VII, “Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development,” examines psychological development and well-being topics that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology, such as children in sport, aggression in sport, and moral development and sportsmanship.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, third edition, expertly captures the intrigue and excitement of the field while explaining basic concepts and principles. It shows how these concepts and principles can be applied to counseling, teaching, coaching, sports medicine, and fitness instruction. This completely updated text will help students and practitioners improve their comprehension and knowledge of the field of sport psychology.

Instructor Guide

Instructors who adopt the text will be provided with an instructor guide and a much-improved test bank to assist them with content delivery and presentation. Extensive sample lecture outlines are provided for each chapter as well as suggestions for student assignments, key points, and references to the graphics package to help save you time as you prepare for class.

The electronic format of the guide allows direct links to detailed resources on the Internet for every chapter in the text. The easy point-and-click format allows you to search for questions by chapter or subject. You can create, store, and retrieve your own questions with this versatile software tool. Then, print your selections in test form, save them for later editing or printing, or export them into a word processing program. The student lab assignments in the instructor guide can be tailored, allowing students to conduct the assignments at home or in laboratory facilities.

Graphics Package

The new, more user-friendly graphics package will greatly facilitate teaching of this course. The authors have created a comprehensive series of slides for each chapter of the book. Header slides present the major topics covered in each chapter, text slides list key points, and illustration slides contain the superb graphics found in the text. The graphics package has more than 900 slides that can be used directly with PowerPoint or used to print transparencies, slides, or copies for distribution to your students. You can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides. This impressive product is 50% off to course adopters. Because of the complexity of the illustrations, it is available only on CD-ROM.

About the Authors

Robert S. Weinberg, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education, health, and sport studies at Miami University in Ohio. Before coming to Miami University, Weinberg was a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas from 1978 to 1992, where he also served as regents professor from 1988 to 1992. He was voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America by his peers. In addition to teaching undergraduate sport psychology for over 20 years, Weinberg has written extensively on topics related to sport psychology. He has published more than 125 journal articles and presented more than 200 scholarly papers at sport psychology conferences. Dr. Weinberg has served as president of both the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. He also has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and The Sport Psychologist. Currently he is editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. He is a certified consultant and a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

Daniel Gould, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He has taught sport psychology for more than 20 years. An active researcher, Gould was the founding coeditor of The Sport Psychologist and has published more than 100 articles on sport psychology. Gould has been voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America and was the first Australian sport psychology scholar. In 1994, he received the university’s coveted Alumni-Teaching Excellence Award, an all-campus teaching honor. Gould is the former president of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (1988-89) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Sport Psychology Academy (1986). In addition to teaching undergraduate sport psychology, he is extensively involved in coaching education from youth sports to Olympic competition. He also uses his psychology skills as a consultant for Olympic and world-class athletes, including working with U.S. athletes at the Nagano Olympic Games in 1998.

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