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Stress and Performance in Sport By Edited by J. Graham Jones

Stress and Performance in Sport
by Edited by J. Graham Jones

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A study of stress in sport, which conveys an understanding of the ways in which stress affects performance and examines the cognitive mechanisms underlying these effects. It also evaluates methods for dealing with the stresses surrounding sporting performances.
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Stress and Performance in Sport by Edited by J. Graham Jones

Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of sports psychology. The first section is devoted to an examination of the relationship between competitive stress and performance, identifying areas that have attracted significant research. It also discusses recent models of stress and performance as well as laboratory-based research, including examination of the differential effects of multidimensional anxiety components, the application of catastrophe theory and reversal theory to stress in sport. The second section focuses on stress management and self-regulation in sport. It discusses goal-setting as a motivation and self-confidence enhancer, anxiety reduction techniques for particular symptoms and the possible mediating role of cognitions in sport performance. Mental training programs for coping with stress and the reasons behind the success of performance routines are also considered. A final section discusses future research directions.

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Stress and Performance in Sport by Edited by J. Graham Jones
Edited by J. Graham Jones
Wiley Series in Human Performance & Cognition
Used - Very Good
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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