Sport and Exercise Psychology


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Most existing applied sport psychology literature has focused on interventions and techniques. Rather than rework the questions of “what” to do, the second edition of Expert Approaches to Sport Psychology...


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Coaches are continually searching for ways to gain the edge over their opponents. They work tirelessly to get their athletes in top physical condition, to develop their physical skills, and to implement successful routines and strategies for their teams. This physical training develops the...


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Group Dynamics in Sport, 5th edition, provides readers with the most current theories and practices of group dynamics in sport teams. In this updated edition, each chapter identifies and discusses key theoretical concepts of group dynamics and offers extensive and relevant examples that...

Andreas Ivarsson, PhD, is an assistant professor in sport and exercise psychology at Halmstad University in Sweden. He is also currently working as a sport psychology consultant with athletes from different team sports. His research interests include psychological aspects related to sport injuries and sport performance, psychological predictors of drop-out from youth sport, and statistical and methodological aspects within psychological research.

Urban Johnson, PhD, is a professor in sport and exercise psychology at Halmstad University in Sweden. He is also the appointed research leader for the research group "Sustainable sport and physical activity" at the Centre for Research on Well-being, Health and Sport at Halmstad University and a member of the research board at the Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports in Stockholm. His research interests include psychological aspects of sports injuries; leadership and coaching in sport; and applied sport psychology.


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The fourth edition of Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries brings together a diverse and global collection of expert chapter authors to provide insight into the complex intersection of sport psychology and sport injury research. Presenting both applied and theoretical recommendations,...

Mark Eys, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology (joint) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Eys is the Laurier Research Chair in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity (2019-present), and he previously held a Tier II Canada Research Chair (2009-2019). His research projects consider the social environments within sport and exercise and focus on topics such as cohesion within youth sport teams (SSHRC 2005-2008; Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award, 2007-2012) and role commitment and acceptance in groups (SSHRC 2013-...

M. Blair Evans, PhD, joined the Kinesiology Department at Penn State in 2015 in his current role as an assistant professor. His educational pathway includes doctoral studies in social psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University (2014), along with Master’s education from the University of Lethbridge and undergraduate education from Laurentian University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Research conducted by Blair and his students in the team lab focuses on how our peers within small groups can influence our...

Alex Benson, PhD, joined the department of psychology at Western University as an assistant professor in 2017, bridging the cluster areas of industrial/organizational psychology and social, personality and developmental psychology. He completed his formal education at Wilfrid Laurier University, beginning with a BSc and MSc in kinesiology before going on to complete his doctoral studies in social psychology. He was awarded a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship to investigate group dynamics in youth sport teams at Nipissing University. He is the director of the Group Experiences Laboratory, where...


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Regardless of physical talent, all dancers face struggles. The outcome depends largely on the dancer’s mindset. Authors Chelsea Butters Wooding and Ashley Coker-Cranney combine their similar backgrounds in dance with their expertise as mental performance consultants to cultivate an adaptive...

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