A supreme effort has been made to meet the increasing needs of professors, practitioners, and students. To further improve the total learning experience, the new edition features
Â an online study guide that provides an interactive learning experience for students;
Â thoroughly updated material that reflects the latest research and practice in the field to keep students aware of recent findings and hot topics in the field; and
Â more contemporary practical examples, case studies, and anecdotes to help students understand various theories and concepts.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition, allows students to gain an understanding of the field while learning how to apply sport and exercise knowledge. The book contains seven parts that may be studied in any sequence. Part I introduces students to the field, detailing its history, current status, and the various roles of sport and exercise psychologists. Part II focuses on personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. In part III, the authors focus on two major classes of situational factors that influence behavior: competition and cooperation, and feedback and reinforcement. Part IV focuses on group interaction and processes, while part V discusses how psychological techniques may be used to help people perform more effectively. Part VI addresses the various roles psychological factors play in health and exercise. The final section, part VII, deals with main topics of psychological development and well-being that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology, including childrenÂ's psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts.
The online study guide is a trend-setting addition that will allow the subject of sport psychology to come alive to its users. The study guide is written to work directly with the text; mentions of the study guide appear in each chapter to encourage readers to take advantage of the study guideÂ's learning tools. Audio clips feature esteemed experts in the field discussing key course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers. Video clips provide students with a realistic look at how sport psychologists interact and communicate with athletes to improve athletic experiences. These multimedia formats help students understand the research and practice of sport psychology in todayÂ's society. This online study guide also features more than 90 individual and small-group learning activities that may be printed and handed in or e-mailed to instructors for assessment. These activities require students to
Â use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills,
Â determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays),
Â review and design research studies and experiments,
Â search the Internet for relevant information, and
Â apply and test their understanding of sport and exercise psychology principles and concepts.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition, also supplies in-depth learning aids to help students think more critically about applying the material. These aids include chapter objectives and summaries, informative sidebars, key terms, key points, and discussion questions in each chapter. Even the design, artwork, and photos have been updated to make the material more interesting and accessible to readers. To accommodate a variety of preferences and teaching styles, chapters are written so that they stand alone and can be taught either in or out of order.
In addition to the inclusion of the new online study guide for students, the instructor ancillaries have also been improved. Updates have been made to the presentation package containing more than 900 PowerPoint slides, the test bank of more than 800 questions, and the instructor guide. These resources may all be found at the bookÂ's Web site.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition provides a powerful learning tool for understanding human behavior in sport and exercise settings. This new edition continues to ensure that future researchers and practitioners in the field are well equipped and enthused about the possibilities and challenges they will encounter....Continua