The Directory of Psychological Tests in the Sport and Exercise Sciences summarizes the 314 psychological scales, questionnaires, and inventories specific to sport and exercise settings that have been reported in more than 35 years of refereed, international scientific literature:
• Information gathered on 141 additional tests not previously cited.
• Contributions made by 510 test authors.
• Twenty chapters organized by psychological construct—e.g., exercise motivation, sport motivation, aggression, cognitive strategies, leadership, and anxiety.
Exercising Your Way to Better Mental Health is the first book of its kind to reveal the link between physical fitness and mental health. Dr. Larry Leith, renowned execise scientist, discusses how participation in physical activities can help you: fight depression, alleviate stress and anxiety, and improve your overall mood and self concept.
The companion workbook to Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life provides in-depth activities and exercises to develop and practice the relevant skills and concepts that are defined in the textbook. This workbook addresses skills development separately for adults and youth. Adults can review, learn, and practice life skills presented in Part I on their own or with a counselor, at their own pace. Part II is focused on presenting and practicing life skills concepts to youth individually, or in a group setting.
Areas of expertise and advancements long recognized within the field of sport psychology have recently gained recognition for improving performance outside the realm of sport, in areas such as the performing arts, the armed services, and even enhancing one’s overall health and quality of life.
Summer Sports Camps 101 is a comprehensive guide for creating and operating a summer sports camp. New or seasoned coaches, sports industry practitioners, and camp administrators in youth and college-level sports will benefit from author Richard Leonard’s extensive experience in planning and managing successful sports camps. This guidebook streamlines the process of conceptualizing, developing, operating, and concluding the summer sports camp season for camp administrators and coaches.
Not only was John Wooden a great basketball coach, he was a master teacher. In fact, he was a great coach because he was a master teacher. What Wooden has learned from others in the classroom and perfected on the practice court are fundamental principles of effective teaching, which are conveyed in You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden’s Teaching Principles and Practices. Co-author Swen Nater, one of Wooden’s former players at UCLA, provides insightful first-hand accounts on the many life lessons he learned from Wooden that he has applied to his life since becoming a teacher himself. Wooden’s principles conveyed by Nater and co-author Ronald Gallimore in this book can be studied and applied by teachers, coaches, parents, and anyone else who is responsible for, works with, or supervises others.
If you are a triathlete, coach, or someone interested in participating in an upcoming triathlon, Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon holds many answers to establishing and maintaining the mental discipline needed for what is certainly one of the most grueling and psychologically challenging events in all of sport. Guided by the expertise of Dr. Joe Baker and Dr. Whitney Sedgwick—both experienced, successful athletes and triathlon competitors — Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon summarizes current research and offers invaluable mental exercises to improve mental performance during triathlon training and competition.
"... highly readable entertaining and helpful. This book belongs in the library of every tennis coach, every tennis player, and every sport psychologist who works with tennis. It's a gem."
Mark B. Anderson Ph.D Program Coordinator Applied Sport Psychology
A must-read for every gymnast, coach, parent, or fan, this book offers solutions to the mental and physical challenges gymnasts face in training, in competing, and in integrating the sport into their lifestyles. Included are tips from champions, strategies for approaching the apparatus, and exercises for self-assessment.