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Applied Sport Psychology: A Case-Based Approach by Brian Hemmings, Tim Holder

By Brian Hemmings, Tim Holder

Taking a refreshingly various method of the topic, this new textbook makes use of unique case reports of mental aid paintings with person athletes and teams to demonstrate the underlying idea and tell the reader of innovative perform within the box. It addresses ‘real international’ matters and is helping the scholar comprehend the issues and demanding situations that the game psychologist faces and is hired to solve.

The ebook starts off by means of exploring using case experiences as a qualified process for disseminating utilized wisdom and perform in activity psychology. the rest chapters represent the center of the ebook: the case stories themselves. every one case research demonstrates clinical rigour in reporting the history details, preliminary review, intervention and tracking, review of the intervention, and likewise considers advisor effectiveness via reflective perform. The chapters additionally include summaries and an accompanying set of questions for students.

Written via a workforce of skilled practitioners this e-book exhibits how activity psychology really works in perform. As such it is going to turn out helpful to scholars of recreation psychology in either game and workout technology and psychology programmes. it's going to even be a very resource for coaches and activities execs present process education in game psychology.

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