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Social Psychology in Sport and Exercise

Linking Theory to Practice

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Red Globe Press

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How should athletes prepare for the pressures of a large crowd? How do you manage conflict and disunity in a team? How can you encourage individuals to do more exercise?

Covering a broad range of areas from elite sport to...

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How should athletes prepare for the pressures of a large crowd? How do you manage conflict and disunity in a team? How can you encourage individuals to do more exercise? Covering a broad range of areas from elite sport to public health programmes, The Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise examines human behaviour and how we can change it. The authors combine innovative research with practical examples and case studies, masterfully explaining the theory and applying it to real-life problems. From coaching world-class athletes to running exercise referral schemes, this book offers unrivalled advice and guidance.The Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise:• Analyses contemporary research from both sport and exercise psychology• Investigates the issues and challenges that practitioners face in settings ranging from the World Cup to the leisure centre• Suggests useful strategies to help you put the theory into practiceThis highly readable textbook is perfect for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying sport and exercise psychology, while its practical nature means that it will also be of interest to professionals working in the field.

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Examines current research and examples from a broad range of areas in sport and exercise psychology, ranging from the traditional sports setting to less commonlydiscussed environments like the workplace

The only book of its kind to give equal weight to exercise settings, recognising that many students will work in this area perfect for a competitive and increasingly crowded job market

Both researchlead and practical, the book shows you how to use the theories to find answers to real problems

Integrated case studies demonstrate how a range of theories can be applied to specific contexts, each with their own challenges and solutions


1. The Coach
2. Teammates
3. Competition
4. Audience and Spectators
5. The Family and Significant Others
6. Schools
7. Workplaces
8. Gyms and Leisure Centres
9. Primary Health Care
10. The Outdoors Setting.

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Ann-Marie Knowles is a chartered psychologist and accredited sport and exercise scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. She is a lecturer in Physical Activity for Health at the University of Strathclyde, UK and also provides psychological support to athletes, coaches and officials across Scotland.
 
Vaithehy Shanmugam is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire and a reviewer for the Journal of Sport Sciences and the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 
 
Ross Lorimer is a lecturer in Sport, Social Psychology and Coaching Pedagogy at Abertay University, UK and Sport Science Officer for the Mountaineering Council of...

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Ann-Marie Knowles is a chartered psychologist and accredited sport and exercise scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. She is a lecturer in Physical Activity for Health at the University of Strathclyde, UK and also provides psychological support to athletes, coaches and officials across Scotland.
 
Vaithehy Shanmugam is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire and a reviewer for the Journal of Sport Sciences and the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 
 
Ross Lorimer is a lecturer in Sport, Social Psychology and Coaching Pedagogy at Abertay University, UK and Sport Science Officer for the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

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