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Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology By Alan S. Kornspan

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
by Alan S. Kornspan

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Looks at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. This title gives readers with little or no background in psychology or sport science an opportunity to see the objectives that researchers and practitioners in the field seek out, the careers available and educational qualifications necessary to enter the field.
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Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Alan S. Kornspan

This book provides an introductory-level look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. It gives readers with little or no background in psychology or sport science an opportunity to see the objectives that researchers and practitioners in the field seek out, the careers available and educational qualifications necessary to enter the field. After two chapters explaining what sport and exercise psychology is and what opportunities there are for people interested in pursuing a career in it, the book consists of seven chapters highlighting the key objectives for people at work in the field. Each chapter provides an overview of that area, how and where this information is used, who uses the information, research support for providing these interventions and finally who provides the sport and exercise psychology related services to athletes and exercisers.

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About Alan S. Kornspan


Alan Kornspan has been involved in teaching sport psychology for the past 11 years. He is active in the profession as a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and also an Associate Editor for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Newsletter. Kornspan has also achieved a doctorate in Sport Behavior from West Virginia University and has published research articles in the one of the most well known journals in sport psychology: The Sport Psychologist.

Table of Contents


Part I. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology; Chapter 1. What Is Sport and Exercise Psychology?; Chapter 2. What Can I Do With Sport and Exercise Psychology?; Part II. Goals of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Chapter 3. Enhancing the Performance of Individual Athletes; Chapter 4. Enhancing the Performance of Teams; Chapter 5. Creating a Positive Sport Environment; Chapter 6. Assessing an Athlete's Mental Skills; Chapter 7. Caring for Athletes; Chapter 8. Helping Athletes With Mental Health Issues: A Clinical Approach; Chapter 9. Using Psychology to Encourage Exercise and Fitness Involvement.

Additional information

GOR010404661
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Alan S. Kornspan
Alan S. Kornspan
Human Kinetics' Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science Series
Used - Like New
Paperback
Human Kinetics Publishers
2009-04-30
192
0736074473
9780736074476
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.