Behavioral Sport Psychology

Evidence-Based Approaches to Performance Enhancement

Editors: Luiselli, James K., Reed, Derek D. (Eds.)

  • Combines experimental and applied research
  • Emphasizes Applied Behavior Analysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches
  • Describes specific training methods for athletes Includes overviews of behavioral consultation and coaching
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Behavioral Sport Psychology

Evidence-Based Approaches to Performance Enhancement

 

James K. Luiselli and Derek D. Reed, editors

 

 

From its fringe beginnings in the 1960s, sport psychology has evolved into a mainstream specialty, encompassing motivation, confidence building, error reduction, and self-help tools, among others. Whether the athletes involved play for pro teams, are still in school, or are weekend warriors, performance enhancement—an area highly subject to rumor, conjecture, and guesswork—is at the core of these applications.

 

Behavioral Sport Psychology replaces hunches and the grapevine with solid science useful to both veteran and novice professionals in the field. Starting with an overview of key aspects of the discipline, this volume distills the essentials of performance enhancement research and practice, pinpointing behavioral strategies that produce better outcomes and explaining their efficiency. Chapters examine issues associated with measurement techniques (including cognitive assessment, sabermetrics, and actigraphy), and bedrock topics such as aggression management, behavioral momentum, and coach training are treated in depth. Authoritative discussion of ongoing controversies and emerging areas of interest makes the book particularly accessible and up to date. Featured in the coverage:

 

  • The quantitative analysis of sports.
  • Cognitive-behavioral performance enhancement strategies.
  • Single-case evaluation of behavioral coaching interventions.
  • Goal-setting and performance feedback.
  • Behavioral effects of sport nutritional supplements: fact or fiction?
  • Sport neuropsychology and concussions.

 

A lucid source of effective interventions, and of the evidence behind them, Behavioral Sport Psychology merits a wide audience among academic and non-academic professionals, practitioners, and consultants at every level of sports psychology.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Luiselli and Reed provide a thorough review of the more significant areas of behavioral sport psychology. The chapters are written by recognized experts in the field and provide readers with the most current thinking and research. … the book was written for an academic audience, practicing psychologists, and readers with an interest in athletics. … would be appropriate for less experienced readers, including those with a general interest in athletics. Overall, this book provides something of interest to most readers. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels.” (L. J. Burton, Choice, Vol. 49 (6), February, 2012)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Overview of Behavioral Sport Psychology

    Martin, Garry L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Actigraphy: The Ambulatory Measurement of Physical Activity

    Tryon, Warren W.

    Pages 25-41

  • Quantitative Analysis of Sports

    Reed, Derek D.

    Pages 43-59

  • Single-Case Evaluation of Behavioral Coaching Interventions

    Luiselli, James K.

    Pages 61-78

  • Cognitive Assessment in Behavioral Sport Psychology

    Donohue, Bradley (et al.)

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8791-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Sport Psychology
Book Subtitle
Evidence-Based Approaches to Performance Enhancement
Editors
  • James K. Luiselli
  • Derek D. Reed
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0070-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0070-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0069-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8791-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 272
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