The landscape of cultural sport psychology research is relatively unchartered and this book is one of the first to guide readers in the emergent field. The contributing authors to The Cultural Turn in Sport Psychology are recognized worldwide as leading experts in their respective areas of research. The chapters in this collection examine the impact of the turn to culture on sport and exercise psychology and offer new directions in the theory and practice of psychological research in the field.
Conditions of Children’s Talent Development in Sport is a comprehensive study of sport’s impact on childhood skill acquisition. The text takes multiple factors into account, including activities in which children participate during their development, and personal and social variables that affect their growth. Authorities in the fields of sport psychology and motor development and learning share their insights in each chapter, guaranteeing a comprehensive exploration of children’s talent development through sport.
Sport is more than competition and the opportunity to become physically fit. Sport and physical activity offer opportunities for people and communities to forge improved relations. Case Studies in Sport Development: Contemporary Stories Promoting Health, Peace, and Social Justice reveals how experiences from across our global community have served as the conduit to harmony within and among people.
Internationally renowned co-editors Robert J. Schinke and Ronnie Lidor have structured this compilation into three key sections:
Career Transitions in Sport was written for sport psychologists and other practitioners who are concerned with the well-being of athletes who are facing the difficult transition from a sports career and the regret anxiety and identity loss that can accompany retirement. Career Transitions in Sport is a groundbreaking collaboration by international scholars providing an overview of empirical theoretical and applied perspectives on sports career transitions.
Boomercise: Exercising as You Age guides men and women of the Boomer generation in establishing safe and sensible wellness programs that are suited for their individual needs. Achieving a positive body image, improving nutrition, avoiding injury, and setting realistic exercise goals are just a few topics presented in this book that is designed to help Boomers achieve and maintain a better quality of life as they age.
This test manual, the fourth in FIT’s Sport and Exercise Psychology Test Clearinghouse, is a succinct and informative resource outlining the conceptual basis of the athlete burnout syndrome and its measurement. The manual delineates the process used in developing the ABQ and provides users with information on the meaning of scores derived from its use.
Aspects related to the ABQ are presented in a comprehensive manner:
The importance of the study of the scientific principles of learning human motor skills is evident in that motor learning is a required core course as set forth by the NASPE standards. Applied Motor Learning in Physical Education and Sports goes further than simply providing valuable scientific theories. Authors Jin Wang and Shihui Chen transform those theories into practice in an understandable approach by incorporating case studies and practitioners’ implications, making this a comprehensive authority on the topic of motor learning.
Coaches and athletic program administrators face a wide array of challenges as they attempt to ensure that their programs are efficient and effective. Difficult decisions are made on a daily basis regarding issues such as facility scheduling, fundraising, travel budgeting, and marketing. Their decisions on these and other matters determine a program’s current and future success. The second edition guides future practitioners and current professionals in adapting the tools utilized by today’s top business managers to assist them in meeting the demands they face on a daily basis.
100 Trailblazers shines an admiring spotlight on the accomplishments of women in sport whose life stories are important but not necessarily well known. Research and personal interviews reveal the groundbreaking work of effective administrators, dedicated coaches, determined reformers, and spirited athletes who excelled in tennis, golf, skating, swimming and diving, gymnastics, track and field, soccer, softball and baseball, basketball, volleyball, and motor sports.
Through an effective combination of historical research and personal interviews, 100 Pioneers offers compelling portraits of the dedicated athletes who broke color barriers on college campuses and in professional sports all around the country. These engaging accounts detail the adversities they faced and the victories they achieved.