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Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

  • S. K Mangal - Formerly Principal, Professor and Head, Department of Postgraduate Studies & Research, C.R. College of Education, Rohtak
  • Shubhra Mangal - Formerly Principal, Professor and Head, Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research, C.R.S. College of Education, Noida
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July 2021 | 640 pages | SAGE Texts
A comprehensive textbook covering fundamentals of psychology and its application and usage in sports and related activities.

Sports Psychology is based on the premise that one’s participation and performance in sports is as much psychology oriented as it is a matter of physiological skill and talent. This textbook offers to build a sound groundwork in concepts and theories of psychology for their appropriate application to enhance participation in sports activities. The contents of the book will aid students, teachers, trainers, coaches as well as players to improve and maintain their performance in various sports activities. 
Written in a simple and user-friendly style, the textbook covers the syllabi of psychology courses on the subject as well as course curriculums of BPEd and MPEd programmes. Besides being an indispensable asset to students, the book will prove to be beneficial for coaches and sport psychologists engaging in the task of training, coaching and guiding the trainees and athletes. 

Key Features:

• Chapters arranged to aid sequential learning and understanding of the concepts with a balanced blend of theory and practice

• Traces the historical evolution of sports psychology as a subject of study and its current status and future trends 

• Throws light on the issues related to athletes’ mental health including anxiety, stress, frustrations and conflicts, aggression and violence, and sports injuries and their management

• Content adequately illustrated with examples, case studies, boxed materials, figures and tables  

Psychology: Meaning, Nature and Scope
Sports Psychology-Meaning, Nature and Scope
Development of Sports Psychology: A Historical Perspective
Genetics (Heredity) and Environment
Human Growth and Development
Individual Differences
Methods of Study in Sports Psychology
Learning in Physical Education and Sports
Transfer of Learning or Training in Sports
Cognition Process: Sensation and Perception
Intelligence: Concept, Measurement, and Implications in Sports
Emotional Process in Sports
Motivation and Its Role in Sports
Attention, Concentration and Focus in Sports
Personality-Concept, Development, Assessment and Implications in Sports
Aggression and Violence in Sports
Anxiety and Stress in Sports
Adjustment, Frustration and Conflicts in Sports
Mental Health in Sports
Group Dynamics and Leadership in Sports
Guidance and Counselling in Sports
Sport Injuries and Their Management


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ISBN: 9789353887186