Robert S. Weinberg ; Daniel Gould
The most influential textbook in the field of sport and exercise psychology has been updated for its seventh edition, and it continues to set the standard for excellence with its stimulating introduction to the subject area. Drawing connections between research and practice, as well as capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide provides students as well as new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology.
With each new edition, internationally renowned writers Robert Weinberg and Daniel Gould continue to solicit and incorporate comments from educators and students, thereby developing a text that tackles developing tendencies and is both current and relevant. The in-depth learning aids, such as chapter objectives and summaries, sidebars, key terms, important points, and discussion questions, have all been updated. These learning aids are intended to assist students in thinking more critically about how the content might be applied. Other changes that have been made since the seventh edition was published are as follows:
- A new chapter on diversity and inclusion that discusses issues pertaining to gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and disability
- Fresh information on well-known topics as well as burgeoning subfields, including tenacity, mindfulness, organizational sport psychology, and the use of technology in sport psychology.
- In order to further demonstrate concepts, additional contemporary practical examples and anecdotes are included.
references that have been brought up to date, including more recent sources
The Building Blocks of Physical Activity and Competition The study of psychology offers students a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity by taking them on a journey through the history of the discipline, its central ideas, the evolution of research in the area, and the various career paths that are accessible in the field. After this brief introduction to the subject matter, the main focus of the remainder of the book is on the human aspects that influence performance and behavior in various settings involving sport, physical education, and exercise. It enhances such principles by taking into account the situational factors that influence behavior, the processes and interactions that occur within groups, and the application of psychological strategies to assist individuals in doing their tasks more efficiently. Students will gain critical insights into the role that psychological factors play in health and exercise, as well as the psychological consequences of participating in sport and physical activity, covering topics such as children’s psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in the context of sport and physical activity contexts.
The associated web study guide is an essential educational resource that helps to support students on their educational path. Students are able to apply the concepts from the text by completing activities for each chapter that stimulate critical thinking and hands-on experience. This resource has more than one hundred interesting activities that students can participate in.
A significant number of the exercises contained within the study guide provide riveting audio and video recordings, which shed light on the manner in which sport psychology advisors connect with athletes and coaches to enhance the athletes’ sporting experiences. These videos show well-known authorities in the subject talking about different ideas that they have researched and developed throughout the course of their professional lives.