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Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology

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    For the first time, the most influential readings in the field of sport and exercise psychology are compiled here in one volume. Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology contains the most exciting, innovative, and diverse theoretical orientations and research perspectives generated in the first hundred years of this growing field. In this book, readers will find abridged versions of 50 readings that provide a concise reference to the history, growth, development, and future directions of the field.

    The book is written by an all-star cast of sport psychologists—all leading professionals from around the world who have been included in a variety of literature reviews and used as references in numerous sport psychology lectures. From the first research article in the field by Norman Triplett in 1898 to papers regarding the more recent challenges of professional practice in the field, the selections in this compilation are the backbone of sport and exercise psychology. Readers will learn about the development and application of commonly used instruments, such as the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-II, the Group Environment Questionnaire, and the Sport Imagery Questionnaire. This book contains one of Coleman Griffith's influential early writings, Rainer Martens' explorations of science and practice, Ken Ravizza's pioneering work on peak experience, and Robin Vealey's investigation of psychological skills training. These readings are only a few examples of the depth and richness of the content contained in this single volume.

    The field couldn't be more ready for this first-ever compilation of key readings. The diverse selection of writings is a sign of the field's maturity, and each reading provides valuable context to the progress of exercise and sport psychology. Professionals interested in the development of the subdiscipline will find this text to be an excellent single-volume reference of the important primary research documenting the evolution of the field.

    Anyone with a passion for sport psychology will benefit from this groundbreaking text. Sport psychology students will gain a solid background for future studies by reviewing proven primary research from the field's biggest names and gain an understanding of how various lines of study have evolved. Experienced scholars and practitioners will enjoy the convenience of having seminal articles all in one essential reference. Instructors will save time by using this inclusive single volume rather than searching for key articles individually.

    The 50 essential readings in the landmark text are organized in a logical structure that mirrors the path of many texts in the field. Introductions to each part and article orient the reader to the topic being discussed. Part I establishes the historical foundation of sport and exercise psychology. Part II addresses personal factors that affect our understanding of sport and exercise behavior. Part III focuses on environmental and situational factors that affect athletic behavior. Part IV emphasizes the importance of understanding group processes. Part V examines various concepts associated with performance enhancement. Part VI explores the influence psychological factors have on exercise, health, and wellness. Part VII studies how psychological development, growth, and well-being occur and may be facilitated as consequences of sport and exercise participation. The final section, part VIII, examines professional issues critical to any developing academic organization.

    Essential Readings in Sport and Exercise Psychology highlights the creativity and growth in the field and shows how the field will continue to evolve by viewing these readings as the building blocks for a brighter future. There is no better text for understanding the dynamic field of sport and exercise psychology and why it has matured so dramatically and quickly.


    A primary text for seminar and graduate courses in sport and exercise psychology; a supplemental text for undergraduate courses in sport and exercise psychology; a reference and personal text for professionals.

    Part I: Understanding the Historical Foundations
    1. The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition
    Norman Triplett

    2. The Relation of Strength of Stimulus to Rapidity of Habit Formation
    Robert M. Yerkes and John D. Dodson

    3. Getting Ready to Coach
    Coleman Griffith

    4. America's First Sport Psychologist
    Walter Kroll and Guy Lewis

    5. About Smocks and Jocks
    Rainer Martens

    Part II: Understanding Individual Differences Among Sport Participants
    6. The Trait Psychology Controversy
    William P. Morgan

    7. Emotions and Athletic Performance: Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning Model
    Yuri L. Hanin

    8. A Multidimensional Theory of Competitive State Anxiety
    Rainer Martens, Damon Burton, Robin S. Vealey, Linda A. Bump, and Daniel E. Smith

    9. Motivation in Sport Settings: A Goal Perspective Approach
    Joan L. Duda

    10. Does the Iceberg Profile Discriminate Between Successful and Less Successful Athletes? A Meta-Analysis
    Allan J. Rowley, Daniel M. Landers, L. Blaine Kyllo, and Jennifer L. Etnier

    11. Personality and Intellectual Capabilities in Sport Psychology
    Gershon Tenenbaum and Michael Bar-Eli

    Part III: Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments
    12. Peak Experiences in Sport
    Kenneth Ravizza

    13. Cooperative Games: Systematic Analysis and Cooperative Impact
    T.D. Orlick, Jane McNally, and Tom O'Hara

    14. Behavioral Research and Intervention in Youth Sports
    Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll

    15. Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Flow State in Elite Athletes
    Susan A. Jackson

    16. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Sport: Toward a Hierarchical Model
    Robert J. Vallerand and Stéphane Perrault

    Part IV: Understanding Group Processes
    17. Team Performance Outcome and the Cohesiveness of Competitive Coacting Groups
    Daniel M. Landers and Günther Lüschen

    18. Cohesiveness and Performance in Sport Groups
    Diane L. Gill

    19. Dimensions of Leader Behavior in Sports: Development of a Leadership Scale
    Packianathan Chelladurai and S.D. Saleh

    20. The Development of an Instrument to Assess Cohesion in Sport Teams: The Group Environment Questionnaire
    Albert V. Carron, W. Neil Widmeyer, and Lawrence R. Brawley

    21. Building Bridges for Disengagement: The Transition Process for Individuals and Teams
    Steven J. Danish, Susanna S. Owens, Scott L. Green, and John P. Brunelle

    Part V: Enhancing Performance
    22. The Arousal–Performance Relationship Revisited
    Daniel M. Landers

    23. The Effects of Mental Practice on Motor Skill Learning and Performance: A Meta-Analysis
    Deborah L. Feltz and Daniel M. Landers

    24. The Application of Sport Psychology for Performance Optimization
    Daniel Gould and Robert C. Eklund

    25. Mental Training With Children for Sport and Life
    Terry Orlick and Nadeane McCaffrey

    26. The Coleman Roberts Griffith Address: Three Myths About Applied Consultancy Work
    Lew Hardy

    27. Imagery Use by Athletes: Development of the Sport Imagery Questionnaire
    Craig R. Hall, Diane E. Mack, Allan Paivio, and Heather A. Hausenblas

    28. Reliability and Validity of the Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Inventory Concentration Scales
    Robert M. Nideffer

    29. Self-Confidence and Sports Performance
    Deborah L. Feltz

    30. Future Directions in Psychological Skills Training
    Robin S. Vealey

    31. Effect of Goal Difficulty, Goal Specificity and Duration of Practice Time Intervals on Muscular Endurance Performance
    Michael Bar-Eli, Gershon Tenenbaum, Joan S. Pie, Yaacov Btesh, and Asher Almog

    Part VI: Enhancing Health and Well-Being
    32. Toward a Cognitive-Affective Model of Athletic Burnout
    Ronald E. Smith

    33. A Model of Stress and Athletic Injury: Prediction and Prevention
    Mark B. Andersen and Jean M. Williams

    34. Historical and Conceptual Roots of Exercise Psychology
    W. Jack Rejeski and Amy Thompson

    35. Increasing Physical Activity: A Quantitative Synthesis
    Rod K. Dishman and Janet Buckworth

    36. Psychological Effects of Endogenous Testosterone and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
    Michael S. Bahrke

    37. Social Influence and Exercise: A Meta-Analysis
    Albert V. Carron, Heather A. Hausenblas, and Diane E. Mack

    38. Exercise Motivation Across the Life Span
    Stuart J.H. Biddle

    Part VII: Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development
    39. Coach Effectiveness Training: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Enhancing Relationship Skills in Youth Sport Coaches
    Ronald E. Smith, Frank L. Smoll, and Bill Curtis

    40. Understanding Attrition in Children's Sport
    Daniel Gould

    41. Sport as a Context for Developing Competence
    Steven J. Danish, Albert J. Petitpas, and Bruce D. Hale

    42. Can Sports Build Character?
    David Light Shields and Brenda Light Bredemeier

    43. Toward a Multidimensional Definition of Sportsmanship
    Robert J. Vallerand, Paul Deshaies, Jean-Pierre Cuerrier, Nathalie M. Briere, and Luc G. Pelletier

    44. “That's What Friends Are For”: Children's and Teenagers' Perceptions of Peer Relationships in the Sport Domain
    Maureen R. Weiss, Alan L. Smith, Marc Theeboom

    Part VIII: Understanding Professional Issues
    45. Science, Knowledge, and Sport Psychology
    Rainer Martens

    46. Critical Issues Confronting the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
    John M. Silva III, David E. Conroy, and Samuel J. Zizzi

    47. Applied Sport Psychology: Issues and Challenges
    Robert S. Weinberg

    48. The Coleman Roberts Griffith Address: Toward the Integration of Theory, Research, and Practice in Sport Psychology
    Albert V. Carron

    49. Ethical Beliefs and Behaviors in Applied Sport Psychology: The AAASP Ethics Survey
    Albert J. Petitpas, Britton W. Brewer, Patricia M. Rivera, and Judy L. Van Raalte

    50. Certification in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Samuel Zizzi, Leonard Zaichkowsky, and Frank M. Perna

    Daniel Smith, PhD, has been an active sport psychology professional for 25 years. Currently he is instructional dean and professor at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. Dr. Smith served as a sport psychology consultant and faculty member at the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is coauthor of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory (CSAI-II). He was the first full-time sport psychologist in a major university athletic program, the University of Illinois. Smith has been a sport psychology consultant to professional sport teams, including the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Indiana Pacers, and Buffalo Sabres.

    Dr. Smith was on the executive board of the Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology and was a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He earned a PhD in physical education and sport psychology from the University of Illinois.

    He has published extensively in the field of sport psychology and is a certified consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, where he has an international reputation in this field of study. He has also conducted performance-enhancement workshops for East Singaporean, German, Russian, Japanese, Swedish, French, and Taiwanese elite coaches and athletes.

    Michael Bar-Eli is a professor in the department of business administration, and Nat Holman chair in sports research, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He studied psychology and sociology at universities in Israel and Germany. Bar-Eli has published more than 135 international refereed journal articles and book chapters as well as numerous publications in Hebrew and has served as associate editor and section editor of leading sport psychology journals. He held senior psychology positions in the Israel Defense Forces and is psychological consultant to elite athletes and teams in various sports. Bar-Eli is senior vice president of ASPASP (Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology).

    "This is a useful compilation that provides a rich context and historical background for understanding the field."

    Doody's Book Review