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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 7th Edition epub With Web Study Guide

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 7th Edition epub With Web Study Guide

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    The leading textbook in sport and exercise psychology is back in a revised seventh edition, and it again raises the bar with its engaging introduction to the field. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

    Internationally respected authors Robert Weinberg and Daniel Gould continue to gather and incorporate feedback from teachers and students with each edition, building a text that addresses emerging trends and remains relevant and up to date. In-depth learning aids have been refreshed, including chapter objectives and summaries, sidebars, key terms, key points, and discussion questions to help students think more critically about applying the material. Other updates to the seventh edition include the following:

    • A new chapter on diversity and inclusion addressing topics related to gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and disability
    • New content on popular and emerging areas such as grit, mindfulness, organizational sport psychology, and technology in sport psychology
    • Additional modern-day practical examples and anecdotes to better illustrate concepts
    • Updated references, including more contemporary sources

    Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides students with a unique learning experience—taking them on a journey through the field’s origins, key concepts, research development, and career options available in the field. After this introduction to the field, the text shifts focus to personal factors that affect performance and behavior in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. It augments those concepts by factoring in situational circumstances that influence behavior, group interaction and processes, and the use of psychological techniques to help people perform more effectively. Students will gain critical insights into the role psychological factors play in health and exercise and the psychological consequences of participation in sport and physical activity, including children’s psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts.

    The related web study guide serves as an important learning tool to support the educational journey. With more than 100 engaging activities, it allows students to apply the concepts from the text by completing activities for each chapter that encourage critical thinking and hands-on experience.

    Many of the study guide activities offer compelling audio and video clips that reveal how sport psychology consultants communicate with athletes and coaches to improve athletic experiences. These clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers.

    To further emphasize practical application, the activities can be integrated throughout a full semester, turning course units into a unified whole that builds upon itself for greater understanding of the field.

    In addition to the web study guide, instructors will have access to a full suite of ancillaries: an instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package plus image bank. Plus instructors have access to a special instructor video library featuring more than 120 video clips.

    Note: The web study guide is included with all new print books and some ebooks. For ebook formats that don’t provide access, the web study guide is available separately.


    Introductory textbook for sport and exercise psychology courses; ideal for students pursuing a career as a sport psychologist, coach, physical educator, fitness instructor, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or sports medicine professional. Also a reference for libraries and sport psychologists.

    Part I. Beginning Your Journey

    Chapter 1. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Defining Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Specializing in Sport Psychology

    Distinguishing Between Two Specialties

    Reviewing the History of Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Focusing on Sport and Exercise Psychology Around the World

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2. Science and Professional Practice of Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Bridging Science and Practice

    Choosing From Many Sport and Exercise Psychology Orientations

    Understanding Present and Future Trends

    Learning Aids

    Part II. Learning About Participants

    Chapter 3. Personality and Sport

    Defining Personality

    Understanding Personality Structure

    Studying Personality From Six Viewpoints

    Measuring Personality

    Using Psychological Measures

    Focusing on Personality Research

    Examining Cognitive Strategies and Success

    Identifying Your Role in Understanding Personality

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 4. Motivation

    Defining Motivation

    Reviewing Three Approaches to Motivation

    Building Motivation With Five Guidelines

    Developing a Realistic View of Motivation

    Understanding Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness

    Identifying Four Theories of Achievement Motivation

    Developing Achievement Motivation and Competitiveness

    Using Achievement Motivation in Professional Practice

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 5. Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety

    Defining Arousal and Anxiety

    Measuring Arousal and Anxiety

    Defining Stress and Understanding the Stress Process

    Identifying Sources of Stress and Anxiety

    Connecting Arousal and Anxiety to Performance

    Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice

    Learning Aids

    Part III. Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments

    Chapter 6. Competition and Cooperation

    Defining Competition and Cooperation

    Viewing Competition as a Process

    Reviewing Studies of Competition and Cooperation

    Determining Whether Competition Is Good or Bad

    Enhancing Cooperation

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 7. Feedback, Reinforcement, and Intrinsic Motivation

    Principles of Reinforcement

    Approaches to Influencing Behavior

    Guidelines for Using Positive Reinforcement

    Guidelines for Using Punishment

    Behavior Modification in Sport

    Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Rewards

    Cognitive Evaluation Theory

    How Extrinsic Rewards Affect Intrinsic Motivation in Sport

    Strategies for Increasing Intrinsic Motivation

    Flow—A Special Case of Intrinsic Motivation

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 8. Diversity and Inclusion

    Definition of Culture, Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence

    Diversity and Inclusion Research in Sport and Exercise

    Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

    Strategies for Diversifying Sport and Physical Activity and Creating Inclusive Environments

    Learning Aids

    Part IV. Focusing on Group Processes

    Chapter 9. Team Dynamics and Cohesion

    Recognizing the Difference Between Groups and Teams

    Identifying Three Theories of Group Development

    Understanding Group Structure

    Creating an Effective Team Climate

    Maximizing Individual Performance in Team Sports

    Definition of Cohesion

    Conceptual Model of Cohesion

    Tools for Measuring Cohesion

    Relationship Between Cohesion and Performance

    Other Factors Associated With Cohesion

    Strategies for Enhancing Cohesion

    Guidelines for Building Team Cohesion

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 10. Leadership

    Definition of Leadership

    Approaches to Studying Leadership

    Sport-Oriented Interactional Approaches to Leadership

    Research on the Multidimensional Model of Sport Leadership

    Leadership Training Interventions

    Four Components of Effective Leadership

    The Art of Leadership

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11. Communication

    Understanding the Communication Process

    Sending Messages Effectively

    Receiving Messages Effectively

    Recognizing Breakdowns in Communication

    Improving Communication

    Dealing With Confrontation and Conflict

    Delivering Constructive Criticism

    Learning Aids

    Part V. Improving Performance

    Chapter 12. Introduction to Psychological Skills Training

    What Psychological Skills Training Entails

    Why PST Is Important

    Why Sport and Exercise Participants Neglect PST

    Myths About PST

    PST Knowledge Base

    PST Effectiveness

    Three Phases of PST Programs

    Self-Regulation: The Ultimate Goal of PST

    Who Should Conduct PST Programs

    When to Implement a PST Program

    PST Program Development

    Common Problems in Implementing PST Programs

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 13. Arousal Regulation

    Increasing Self-Awareness of Arousal

    Using Anxiety Reduction Techniques

    Exploring the Matching Hypothesis

    Coping With Adversity

    Using Arousal-Inducing Techniques

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 14. Imagery

    Defining Imagery

    Uses of Imagery

    Evidence of Imagery’s Effectiveness

    Imagery in Sport: Where, When, Why, and What

    Factors Affecting the Effectiveness of Imagery

    How Imagery Works

    Keys to Effective Imagery

    How to Develop an Imagery Training Program

    When to Use Imagery

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 15. Self-Confidence

    Defining Self-Confidence

    Understanding How Expectations Influence Performance

    Examining Self-Efficacy Theory

    Assessing Self-Confidence

    Building Self-Confidence

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 16. Goal Setting

    Definition of Goals

    Effectiveness of Goal Setting

    Principles of Goal Setting

    Development of Group Goals

    Design of a Goal-Setting System

    Common Problems in Goal Setting

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 17. Concentration

    Defining Concentration

    Explaining Attentional Focus: Three Processes

    Connecting Concentration to Optimal Performance

    Identifying Types of Attentional Focus

    Recognizing Attentional Problems

    Using Self-Talk to Enhance Concentration

    Assessing Attentional Skills

    Improving Concentration

    Learning Aids

    Part VI. Enhancing Health and Well-Being

    Chapter 18. Exercise and Psychological Well-Being

    Reducing Anxiety and Depression With Exercise

    Understanding the Effect of Exercise on Psychological Well-Being

    Changing Personality and Cognitive Functioning With Exercise

    Enhancing Quality of Life With Exercise

    Examining the Runner’s High

    Using Exercise as an Adjunct to Therapy

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 19. Exercise Behavior and Adherence

    Reasons to Exercise

    Reasons for Not Exercising

    Problem of Exercise Adherence

    Theories and Models of Exercise Behavior

    Determinants of Exercise Adherence

    Settings for Exercise Interventions

    Strategies for Enhancing Adherence to Exercise

    Guidelines for Improving Exercise Adherence

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 20. Athletic Injuries and Psychology

    What Is Injury?

    Causes of Injury

    Relationship Between Stress and Injury

    Other Psychologically Based Explanations for Injury

    Psychological Reactions to Exercise and Athletic Injuries

    Role of Sport Psychology in Injury Rehabilitation

    Identify Athletes and Exercisers Who Are at Risk for Injury

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 21. Addictive and Unhealthy Behaviors

    Eating Disorders

    Substance Abuse

    Addiction to Exercise

    Compulsive Gambling

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 22. Burnout and Overtraining

    Definitions of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout

    Frequency of Overtraining, Staleness, and Burnout

    Models of Burnout

    Factors Leading to Athlete Overtraining and Burnout

    Symptoms of Overtraining and Burnout

    Ways to Measure Burnout

    Burnout in Sport Professionals

    Treatment and Prevention of Burnout

    Learning Aids

    Part VII. Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development

    Chapter 23. Children and Sport Psychology

    Importance of Studying the Psychology of Young Athletes

    Children’s Reasons for Participation and Nonparticipation

    Role of Friends in Youth Sport

    Stress and Burnout in Children’s Competitive Sport

    Effective Coaching Practices for Young Athletes

    Role of Parents

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 24. Aggression in Sport

    Defining Aggression

    Understanding the Causes of Aggression

    Examining Aggression in Sport

    Applying Knowledge to Professional Practice

    Learning Aids

    Chapter 25. Character Development and Good Sporting Behavior

    Defining Character, Fair Play, and Good Sporting Behavior

    Developing Character and Good Sporting Behavior

    Examining Moral Development Research

    Understanding the Connection Between Moral Reasoning and Moral Behavior

    Hazing and Bullying in Sport

    Studying the Connection Between Character Development and Physical Activity

    Guiding Practice in Character Development

    Learning Aids

    Robert S. Weinberg, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education, health, and sport studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has more than 40 years of experience in both the scholarly and applied aspects of sport psychology. He has written numerous research articles, including more than 150 refereed articles in scholarly journals, as well as books, book chapters, and applied articles for coaches, athletes, and exercisers.

    Weinberg was voted one of the top 10 sport psychologists in North America by his peers. He is past president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He is also a certified AASP consultant, consulting with athletes of all sports and ages.

    Weinberg was named a Distinguished Scholar at Miami University in 2005. In addition, he was the editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and was voted Outstanding Faculty Member in the School of Education and Allied Professions at Miami University in 1998. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and gardening.

    Daniel Gould, PhD, is the director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and a professor in the department of kinesiology at Michigan State University. He has taught sport psychology for more than 35 years. An active researcher, Gould was the founding coeditor of The Sport Psychologist and has published more than 200 articles on sport psychology. He is best known for conducting applied research that links research and practice.

    Gould was voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America and is internationally known, having presented his work in more than 30 countries. When on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he received the university’s coveted Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, an all-campus teaching honor. He is certified as a consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

    Gould is the former president of AASP and SHAPE America’s Sport Psychology Academy. In addition to teaching sport psychology, he is extensively involved in coaching education, from youth sports to Olympic competition. He also serves as a mental skills training consultant for professional, Olympic, and world-class athletes. In recent years he has served as an executive coach for business leaders interested in enhancing their organizations’ performance.

    He lives in Okemos, Michigan, with his wife, Deb. He is a proud father of two sons, Kevin and Brian. In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, doing fitness activities, and spending time with his family.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample course outline for organizing lectures and chapters, additional class exercises, and individual class outlines. It also lists each chapter’s web study guide activities and highlights the activities that are supported by video.

    Test package. Contains more than 780 multiple-choice questions. The test package is available in multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, or rich text.

    Chapter quizzes. Includes unique quiz questions that instructors can use to gauge student comprehension on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Compatible with learning management systems, these quizzes offer easy grading and record keeping for instructors.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Features more than 1,000 PowerPoint slides highlighting the most important concepts, illustrations, and tables from the book, along with links to accompanying video, which can be used for class discussion and presentation. Slides can be added, modified, or rearranged as needed.

    The image bank includes most of the photos, illustrations, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Instructor videos. Contains unique video content, not included in the web study guide, that instructors can use to supplement their lectures. More than 50 video clips feature expert commentary and expose students to the insights of veteran professionals in the field, and correspond with most of the 25 chapters of the text. Also included in this video library are the videos that accompany the web study guide activities.

    Web study guide. Offers learning activities to expand and test students’ understanding of principles of sport and exercise psychology. More than 20 video clips give students an opportunity to hear top sport psychologists discuss their perspectives on key concepts and provide a realistic look at how sport psychologists interact and communicate with athletes and coaches.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-7058-5

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