Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts

Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134526307

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

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Psychology is an integral element of sport today, from the applied techniques of coaches and athletes, to the socio-psychological behaviour of sport fans. Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers an introductory guide to the vocabulary of sport psychology, to its central theories and most important avenues of research, and to its application in sports performance. Modern and historical illustrations are used throughout the text, while an extensive bibliography and index ensure that the book is an indispensable research tool for any student of sport psychology.

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology

Author: Aidan Moran

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849200523

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 234

View: 719

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology provides a focused, accurate guide for students working within the dynamic field of sport psychology. The concise and authoritative entries have been selected by experienced teachers and researchers; each one defines, explains and develops a key topic in sport psychology acting as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is a stimulating and practical resource for students defined by the clarity of writing and relevant examples. Each concept gives the student clear definitions, up-to-date suggestions for further reading, and careful cross-referencing. Easy to use and intelligently judged this book offers the modern student the basic materials, tools and guidance for planning essays and passing exams.

Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology

Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology

Author: H Rudolph Schaffer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243428

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 821

Perfect for courses in child development or developmental psychology and arranged thematically in sections corresponding to chapter headings usually found in textbooks, this book is ideal for students wanting an accessible book to enrich their learning experience. Key Features: - Provides an overview of the place of each concept in Developmental Psychology under three headings, namely its meaning, origins and current usage. - Concepts are grouped into sections corresponding to the main themes usually covered in teaching. - Relevant concepts in the book are emboldened and linked by listing at the end of each concept - Guidance is provided to further reading on each of the concepts discussed. The book will be centrally important to undergraduate students who need to learn the language used by developmental psychologists in describing their studies, but will also help more advanced readers in checking their ideas regarding the nature and uSAGE of particular concepts.

Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology

Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology

Author: H Rudolph Schaffer

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106018947850

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

View: 745

Perfect for courses in child development or developmental psychology and arranged thematically in sections corresponding to chapter headings usually found in textbooks, this book is ideal for students wanting an accessible book to enrich their learning experience. Key Features: - Provides an overview of the place of each concept in Developmental Psychology under three headings, namely its meaning, origins and current usage. - Concepts are grouped into sections corresponding to the main themes usually covered in teaching. - Relevant concepts in the book are emboldened and linked by listing at the end of each concept - Guidance is provided to further reading on each of the concepts discussed. The book will be centrally important to undergraduate students who need to learn the language used by developmental psychologists in describing their studies, but will also help more advanced readers in checking their ideas regarding the nature and uSAGE of particular concepts.

Psychology

Psychology

Author: Graham Richards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415432014

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 258

Offers an overview of 200 concepts central to an understanding of Psychology and includes recommendations from the British Psychology Society (BPS). This book focuses on uses of Psychology in settings such as nursing, education and human resources, with topics ranging from Gender to Psychometrics and Perception.

Key Concepts in Psychotherapy

Key Concepts in Psychotherapy

Author: Erwin Singer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781568212678

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 929

This work outlines the historical development of concepts and terminologies currently used in the psychoanalytic process. The author clarifies the ways in which terminology is used by different theorists to denote various phenomena and processes.

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

Author: Allison James

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446200025

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 201

A systematic, clear introduction to the expanding field of Childhood Studies. Valuable entries including Agency, Play and Welfare introduce key ideas and explore interwoven multi-disciplinary themes. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed and cross-referenced by the book's intelligent organisation and flow to explain in-depth issues as respected pioneers Alison James and Adrian James offer students and specialists: " Lucid accounts of the key concepts " Authoritative and reliable data " Accessible text format The book is an ideal primer and refresher for students of Childhood Studies. Alison James is Professor in Sociology and Adrian James is Professor in Social Work, both at The University of Sheffield. 'This is a superb introduction to the fascinating field of childhood studies. A series of well chosen entries provide concise summaries of key ideas, and accessible introductions to some highly complex issues. The authors brilliantly weave together their different themes with their use of cross-referencing, so that the whole is even richer than the individual parts. I would recommend it to any beginning student of Childhoods Studies, as well as more advanced ones' - Nigel Thomas, Professor of Childhood & Youth Research, University of Central Lancashire

Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

Author: Tim Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134114559

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 247

An accessible and fully cross-referenced A-Z guide, this book has been written specifically for students of sport studies and physical education, introducing basic terms and concepts. Entries cover such diverse subjects as coaching, drug testing, hooliganism, cultural imperialism, economics, gay games, amateurism, extreme sports, exercise physiology and Olympism. This revised second edition, including fully updated further reading and web references, places a greater emphasis on sports science, with new entries on subjects such as: aerobic and anaerobic respiration blood pressure body composition cardiac output metabolism physical capacity. A complete guide to the disciplines, themes, topics and concerns current in contemporary sport, this book is an invaluable resource for students at every level studying Sport and Physical Education.

Key Concepts in Measurement

Key Concepts in Measurement

Author: Brian E. Perron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199855490

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 634

Measurement refers generally to the process of assigning a numeric value to, or ordering characteristics or traits of, entities under study. Measurement is necessary for building and testing theory, specifying problems, and defining goals. It is arguably one of the most important and diffcult tasks in social work research. Social work researchers who are not expert in developing, selecting, and using measures will not be able to contribute maximally to the social work knowledge base. Such knowledge and skills related to measurement ultimately determines the extent to which social work research can effectively inform social policy and social work interventions. This book is to serve as a guide for developing, selecting, and using measures in social work research. In particular, this book provides a detailed review of contemporary validity theory; an update on the major issues of reliability; common errors in measurement of latent variables; and suggestions on measurement of social networks and collectives. An important theme of this book is the focus on the creative potential of measurement - that is, helping social work researchers think about the wide variety of ways that social work concepts can be measured. Reflecting on these differences raises questions about underlying assumptions that in turn inspires creative theoretical insights. Rather than seeing measurement as simply a task to be completed in the research process, we will encourage the reader to think creatively about measurement and theory. This book also addresses the interdependency of measurement and theory construction. In other words, this book covers how measurement and theory are connected in two different ways. First, every measure has its own working theory that relates the measure to the concept being measured. Second, theory construction is dependent on measurement. What we learn using a given measure could be different if a concept was measured in a different way.

Key Concepts in Philosophy

Key Concepts in Philosophy

Author: Paddy McQueen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137093394

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 493

An accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.