Social Psychology in Sport-2nd Edition
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Editors Louise Davis, Richard Keegan, and Sophia Jowett offer their expert knowledge and diverse perspectives regarding social relationships in competitive sport at every level. Through the contributions of an international group of established scholars, Social Psychology in Sport, Second Edition, explains how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of sport performers are influenced by the presence of others.
The second edition offers a broad range of topics, with theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives of social psychology. Trending topics such as the maltreatment of athletes, parental involvement, and safe sport cultures are addressed. The text also covers established areas of interest such as group dynamics and coach–athlete relationships. Each chapter follows a progression, starting with theory and then moving to current research, future research directions, and suggested practical applications. This chapter structure helps readers to build a foundation of understanding before moving on to application benefits. Chapter objectives and discussion questions are provided to aid in knowledge retention.
Social Psychology in Sport, Second Edition, explores the growing field of social psychology in sport settings, offering a broad base of knowledge alongside practical application and areas for further research. This text is a comprehensive resource for students and researchers interested in the psychosocial aspects of sport.
AudienceA text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in courses on social psychology of sport. A reference for those working in the wider sport community, including sport coaches and sport psychologists and consultants.
Chapter 1. Quality Coach–Athlete Relationships
Sophia Jowett and Luke Felton
Chapter 2. Conflict and Communication in Coach–Athlete Relationships
Svenja Wachsmuth and Kristen Dieffenbach
Chapter 3. Applying Attachment Theory to the Study of Relationships in Sport
Louise Davis and Sam Carr
Chapter 4. Athlete Maltreatment
Gretchen Kerr and Erin Willson
Chapter 5. Parental Involvement in Youth Sport
Camilla Knight, Christopher Harwood, Olivier Rouquette, and Nicholas Holt
Part II. Leadership in Sport
Chapter 6. Foundations of Sport Leadership
Sebastian Harenberg and Harold A. Riemer
Chapter 7. Transformational Leadership in Sport
Jennifer Turnnidge and Adam Kelly
Chapter 8. The Social Identity Approach to Leadership
Matthew Slater and Anthony Miller
Chapter 9. Athlete Leadership
Todd Loughead, Krista Munroe-Chandler, Katherine Hirsch, and Matthieu Boisvert
Part III. Motivational Considerations in Sport
Chapter 10. Empowering and Disempowering Coach-Created Motivational Climates
Joan Duda, Isabel Balaguer, and Paul Appleton
Chapter 11. Caring Climates
Lori Gano-Overway and Mary Fry
Chapter 12. Need Supportive, Thwarting, and Indifferent Coach Interpersonal Styles
Nikos Ntoumanis, Eleanor Quested, and Hamsini Sivaramakrishnan
Chapter 13. Motivational Climate as a Complex Adaptive System
Richard Keegan and David Smith
Part IV. Key Social and Cognitive Processes in Sport
Chapter 14. Influence of Social Support on Athletes
Chris Hartley and Pete Coffee
Chapter 15. Efficacy Beliefs Within Relational and Group Contexts in Sport
Mark R. Beauchamp, Colin Wierts, and Ben Jackson
Chapter 16. Stress, Coping, and Emotion Regulation in Sport
Katherine A. Tamminen and Faye F. Didymus
Chapter 17. Psychosocial Aspects of Mental Health in Sport
Paul Gorczynski, Cindy Miller-Aron, and Claudia L. Reardon
Chapter 18. Team Cohesion
Mark Eys, Shauna Burke, and Mark Beauchamp
Part V. The Athlete in the Wider Sport Environment
Chapter 19. Coach Effectiveness in Youth Sport
Jean Côté, Caroline Hummell, Leisha Strachan, and Jessica Fraser-Thomas
Chapter 20. Career Transitions of Elite Athletes
Paul Wylleman, Simon Defruyt, Jolan Kegelaers, Sofie Smismans, and Suzan Blijlevens
Chapter 21. Creating Safe Cultures in Sport
Daniel Rhind and Frank Owusu-Sekyere
Chapter 22. Antecedents and Consequences of Moral Behavior in Sport
Maria Kavussanu, Ian Boardley, and Nicholas Stanger
Chapter 23. Resilience in Competitive Sport
Mustafa Sarkar and Sally Hilton
Chapter 24. Systems That Promote Thriving in Sport
Daniel Brown, Michael Passaportis, Christopher Wagstaff, and Rachel Arnold
Chapter 25. Gender Perspectives
Nicole LaVoi and Courtney Boucher
Chapter 26. Talent Development and Performance
Dave Collins and Jamie Taylor
Richard Keegan, PhD, is an associate professor in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Canberra in Australia. He completed MSc and PhD degrees at Loughborough University before beginning his career at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom. Keegan’s research focuses on motivational processes in sport and exercise, physical literacy, applied sport psychology practice, and readiness monitoring. He is an associate editor for both Psychology of Sport and Exercise and Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Keegan is a psychologist registered in the United Kingdom (HCPC), in Australia (AHPRA), and through the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP), where he is a member of the management council. As a practitioner he has worked with athletes across a wide range of levels, from beginners to world champions, and in a range of sports. He has also done officiating as well as supervising and assessing trainee practitioners.
Sophia Jowett, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Loughborough University. Her research interests revolve around interpersonal relationships in sport and sport coaching. Her research—funded by Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, and HSBC—has been published in a range of scientific journals, been presented at conferences, and informed coach development across the world. Examples of practical impact include her work with UK Coaching and UK Sport (Coach Development/Women Coaches Leadership Development Project) and national sport organizations.
Jowett is on the editorial board of peer-reviewed scientific journals, including International Sport Coaching Journal and Sports Coaching Review. She co-edited a special issue of Psychology of Sport and Exercise on interpersonal relationships as well as a monograph on the psychology of sports coaching. In 2015, she launched a web-based app known as TANDEM—Working Together for Performance Excellence. In 2019 she launched an online educational program known as CARE (Coach–Athlete Relationship Empowerment). Jowett was a psychologist for the Greek team at the 2004 Olympic Games, and she is an associate fellow and chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society.