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Applied Sport Psychology, Eighth Edition, presents to the reader sport psychological theories, strategies, and techniques used by coaches and sport psychologists to cultivate peak performance and personal growth. Williams and Krane bridge the gap between research and practice by using examples, exercises, case studies, and anecdotes - helping students to think more critically and to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. This Eighth Edition includes a new chapter on mindfulness in sport and updates that reflect the latest statistics and research from the field. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. Access to your instructors homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.
CHAPTER 1: Sport Psychology: Past, Present, Future
Part 1 Learning, Motivation, and Social Interaction
CHAPTER 2: Motor Skill Learning for Effective Coaching and Performance
CHAPTER 3: A Positive Approach to Coaching Effectiveness and Performance Enhancement
CHAPTER 4: The Motivational Climate, Motivation, and Implications for Empowering Athletes and the Promotion of the Quality of Sport Engagement
CHAPTER 5: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Theory: When Coaches’ Expectations Become Reality
CHAPTER 6: Leadership in Sports: The Critical Importance of Coach and Athlete Leadership
CHAPTER 7: The Sport Team as an Effective Group
CHAPTER 8: Communicating Effectively
Part 2 Mental Training for Performance Enhancement
CHAPTER 9: Psychological Characteristics of Peak Performance
CHAPTER 10: Increasing Awareness for Sport Performance
CHAPTER 11: Goal Setting for Peak Performance
CHAPTER 12: Understanding and Managing Stress in Sport
CHAPTER 13: Using Imagery as a Mental Training Tool in Sport
CHAPTER 14: Cognitive Techniques for Building Confidence and Enhancing Performance
CHAPTER 15: Concentration and Strategies for Controlling It
CHAPTER 16: Mindfulness in Sport
Part 3 Implementing Training Programs
CHAPTER 17: Integrating and Implementing a Psychological Skills Training Program
CHAPTER 18: A Social-Cognitive Approach to Conducting Evidence Based Coach-Training Programs
CHAPTER 19: Gender, Diversity, and Cultural Competence
Part 4 Enhancing Health and Well-Being
CHAPTER 20: When to Refer Athletes to Other Helping Professionals
CHAPTER 21: Doping in Sport: Causes and Cures
CHAPTER 22: Athlete Burnout: An Individual and Organizational Phenomenon
CHAPTER 23: Injury Risk and Rehabilitation: Psychological Considerations
CHAPTER 24: Athletes' Careers and Transitions
CHAPTER 25: Exercise and Physical Activity Participation: An Identity-Centered Approach
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