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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Gould was voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America and is internationally known, having presented his work in more than 30 countries. Features more than 1,200 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. Book Description Ausreichend/Acceptable: Exemplar mit vollständigem Text und sämtlichen Abbildungen oder Karten.

The field has also been influenced by large sociocultural developments, like the growth of the Olympic movement, women’s liberation efforts and the popularity of professional sport. These fluctuations need to be considered when evaluating personality and reactions to competitive settings.They measured athletes’ reaction times, looked at the role of sport in personality and character development and they studied how people learn sport skills. Sport and exercise psychologists have been practising positive performance for some time and this has opened up new opportunities. But when a problem is reduced to smaller parts, our understanding of the whole picture may be diminished. He is past president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Sport psychology had become a separate component in this discipline, it was distinct from motor learning.

He conducted a number of laboratory studies on reaction and muscle movement times of runners and the transfer of physical training. Scientists developed a measure of sport-specific psychological skills, the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28 (ACSI).Internationally respected authors Robert Weinberg and Daniel Gould continue to gather and incorporate feedback from teachers and students with each edition, building a text that addresses emerging trends and remains relevant and up to date. Don has been voted one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America and was the first Australian sport psychology scholar. Daniel Gould, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

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