Imagine being in a room with more than 20 renowned researchers as well as consultants in sport psychology, who are giving advice to elite coaches as well as athletes. The sport psychologists delve into numerous topics, such as goal setting, mental imagery, routines, team cohesion, as well as the coach-athlete relationship. The coaches as well as athletes augment the recommendations by sharing their perspectives as well as experiences on each topic. Together, these researchers, consultants, coaches, as well as athletes bridge the gap between theory as well as practice in a way that has never been done before.
This hypothetical room has been created in Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives In each chapter four experts present their perspectives based on the current research as well as their understanding of the topics. Coaches as well as athletes relate that research to their real-world experiences, providing tips based on what has worked for them on as well as off the field or court to improve their performances. Students as well as professionals in sport psychology will benefit by
-Gaining four perspectives on each concept as well as its application.
-Learning how to customize those concepts as well as applications to any situation
-Developing the tools to meet clients’ needs as well as to be a successful sport psychologist
In Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives more than 50 contributors from around the globe make the study of sport psychology come alive. The four perspectives on each topic present a well-rounded approach to understanding team as well as individual sport performance. Because of the fact that readers are privy to a conversation of sorts taking place among these four key stakeholders, they will gain understanding from the varying perspectives, increase their knowledge, as well as improve their interactions with clients.
In part I, explore five psychological areas: motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, as well as emotions. In part II, study the mental tools that athletes can use to improve their training as well as competitive performances. In part III, examine the roles of coach as well as team as they affect athletic performance. In part IV, learn about the most serious challenges athletes face as well as how to overcome them.
Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives is focused on the specific issues affecting athletic performance as well as uses a unique, multiple-perspective approach. With Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives, learn how to apply the theory that helps athletes perform to their potential. With the in-depth analysis as well as discussions among the authors, students as well as professionals are provided with a distinctive view into the world of applied sport psychology.