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Essentials of Dance Psychology With HKPropel Access

Essentials of Dance Psychology With HKPropel Access

$132.95 CAD


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    The topic of sport psychology is hardly new—but Essentials of Dance Psychology applies it to dance in a way that sets it apart from all other sport psychology texts available to dance students, instructors, and professionals.

    Through Essentials of Dance Psychology, readers will come to understand why dancers think and behave as they do and how to design healthy, creative dance environments that lead to both well-being and optimal performance.

    The book is built on a foundation of evidence from dance and sport psychology research, with applied experiences used as examples throughout. Where appropriate, evidence from other areas of psychology—for example, cognitive behavioral therapy—is used. A thorough coverage of topics relevant to dancers, teachers, and others working to support dancers is included, making the book suitable for one slightly longer course or two short courses in introductory dance psychology.

    The book is organized into four parts. Part I delves into dancers’ individual differences, examining how personality, perfectionism, self-esteem, self-confidence, and anxiety factor into performance and well-being. Part II explores topics related to dance-specific characteristics such as motivation, attentional focus, and creativity. In part III, readers learn about a range of psychological skills, including mindfulness, goal setting, self-regulation, and imagery. Part IV examines topics related to dance environments and challenges, zeroing in on the social aspects of teaching and learning dance, the challenges of talent identification and development, injuries, body image, and disordered eating.

    Student-friendly textbook features in each chapter include the following:
    • Relevant definitions
    • A case study that shows how the chapter’s topics can be expressed or experienced in practice
    • One or more Get Practical exercises, which prompt readers to apply or reflect on the chapter’s concepts (These exercises come with either downloadable worksheets or audio, delivered through HKPropel Access.)
    • A roundup of further research needed in each content area, which can inspire research projects for students and professionals alike
    • Key points to reinforce the learning, with particular emphasis on applications
    Materials available through HKPropel Access include downloadable worksheets, three audio files with guided exercises, vocabulary study aids, lettering art, and two goal-setting templates. In addition, an instructor pack provides chapter summaries, a course outline, a test bank, and a PowerPoint presentation package.

    Essentials of Dance Psychology offers readers the opportunity to understand sport psychology from the vantage point of a dancer. The text will help develop dance teachers who are able to inspire and sustain high levels of performance and psychological health among dancers. It will also help other professionals who work with dancers to implement evidence-based practices that enhance and sustain dancers’ lives and careers.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Textbook for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in dance science, dance wellness, and dance pedagogy for dance teacher training. Professional reference for dance instructors in academic settings, private studios, therapists, and dance companies.
    Introduction to Dance Psychology
    What Is Dance Psychology?
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Dance Psychology

    Part I. Individual Differences

    Chapter 1. Personality
    What Is Personality?
    Structure of Personality
    Origins of Personality
    Consequences of Personality
    Narrow Identity: Are Dancers at Risk?

    Chapter 2. Perfectionism
    What Is Perfectionism?
    Origins of Perfectionism in Dance
    Consequences of Perfectionism
    How Can Perfectionism Be Managed?

    Chapter 3. Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
    What Are Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence?
    Origins of Self-Esteem
    Consequences of Self-Esteem
    Origins of Self-Confidence
    Consequences of Self-Confidence
    How Can Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Be Strengthened?

    Chapter 4. Anxiety
    What Is Anxiety?
    Sources of Anxiety
    Consequences of Anxiety
    How Can Anxiety Be Managed?

    Part II. Dance-Specific Characteristics and Dispositions

    Chapter 5. Motivation
    What Is Motivation?
    Achievement Goal Theory Perspective on Motivation
    Self-Determination Theory Perspective on Motivation
    How Can Healthy Motivation Be Nurtured? An Intrapersonal Perspective

    Chapter 6. Attentional Focus
    What Is Attentional Focus?
    Performance-Related Consequences of Different Attentional Foci
    Attentional Focus Research in Dance
    Why Attentional Focus Has an Impact
    How Can Optimal Attentional Focus Be Nurtured?

    Chapter 7. Creativity
    What Is Creativity?
    Sources of Creativity
    Correlates of Creativity
    How Can Creativity Be Nurtured?

    Part III. Psychological Skills

    Chapter 8. Mindfulness
    What Is Mindfulness?
    Origins of Mindfulness
    Consequences of Mindfulness
    Mindfulness Research in Dance
    Why Mindfulness Has an Impact
    How Can Mindfulness Be Nurtured?

    Chapter 9. Goal Setting and Self-Regulation
    What Is Goal Setting?
    Sources of Goals: Assigned Goals Versus Personal Values
    Consequences of Goal Setting
    Why Goal Setting Has an Impact
    What Is Self-Regulation?
    How Can Goal Setting and Self-Regulation Be Optimized?

    Chapter 10. Imagery
    What Is Imagery?
    Revised Applied Model of Deliberate Imagery Use
    Sources of Imagery
    Consequences of Imagery
    Why Imagery Has an Impact
    How Can Imagery Be Optimized?

    Part IV. Dance Environments and Challenges

    Chapter 11. Motivational Climates
    What Is a Motivational Climate?
    Achievement Goal Theory (AGT) Perspective: Task- and Ego-Involving Climates
    Self-Determination Theory Perspective: Need-Supportive Versus Controlling Leadership
    Origins of Motivational Climates: What Makes Teachers Support or Thwart Healthy Motivation?
    Consequences of Motivational Climates
    How Are Healthy Motivational Climates Created?

    Chapter 12. Talent
    What Is Talent?
    Sources of Talent
    Consequences of Talent Beliefs and of Talent Identification
    How Can Talent Identification and Development Be Optimized?

    Chapter 13. Injury
    What Are the Key Psychological Aspects of Injury in Dance?
    Psychological Risk Factors for Acute Injury: Stress-Injury Model
    Beyond the Stress-Injury Model: Other Psychological Risk Factors for Dance Injury
    Dancers’ Experiences of Becoming and of Being Injured
    Psychological Aspects of Injury Rehabilitation
    Using Psychology to Reduce Injury Risk and Optimize Rehabilitation

    Chapter 14. Body Image and Disordered Eating
    What Is Body Image?
    Eating Disorders Versus Disordered Eating
    Origins of Negative Body Image and Disordered Eating in Dance
    Consequences of Body Image and Disordered Eating
    How Can Healthy Body Image Be Nurtured?
    How Can Disordered Eating Be Prevented, Identified, and Managed?
    Sanna Nordin-Bates is an associate professor at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm. She has taught dance and sport psychology courses for more than 15 years and has authored or coauthored over 40 journal articles in the area. Nordin-Bates has a PhD in sport and exercise sciences, with a focus on dance psychology, from the University of Birmingham. She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. She also has further education in cognitive behavioral therapy for elite sport and is a certified mindfulness instructor. Nordin-Bates has served as an applied dance psychology consultant for English National Ballet, the Royal Ballet Upper School in London, and the Royal Swedish Ballet School. She is a fellow of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and is a regularly invited speaker and guest teacher at a number of universities and organizations.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample course syllabus as well as chapter summaries, activities, essay topics, websites, and teaching tips.

    Test package. Contains 249 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests.

    Presentation package. Features more than 400 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Essentials of Dance Psychology, this includes forms and audio (where applicable) for each chapter’s Get Practical exercises, key term flash cards, lettering art, and two goal-setting templates.

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