Drawing upon the expertise of more than twenty leaders of their fields, this is a comprehensive and practical guide to psychological concepts and theories as well as to strategies and techniques designed to help future coaches and sport psychologists cultivate peak performance and personal growth through recent advances in sport psychology. The text's four-part organization focuses on motivation and leadership, social interactions, mental training, program implementation, and issues that go beyond performance enhancement. Contributing authors are experts in their topic, and each chapter has been written specifically for this collection.
Table of Contents
1. Sport Psychology: Past, Present, Future,Jean M. Williams; William F. Straub Part 1: Learning, Motivation, and Social Interaction 2. Motor Skill Learning for Effective Coaching and Performance, Cheryl A. Coker; Mark G. Fischman 3. A Positive Approach to Coaching Effectiveness and Performance Enhancement, Ronald E. Smith 4. Motivational Processes and the Facilitation of Quality Engagement in Sport, Joan L. Duda; Darren C. Treasure 5. The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Theory: When Coaches' Expectations Become Reality, Thelma Sternberg Horn; Curt L. Lox; Francisco Labrador 6. Leadership Effectiveness and Decision Making in Coaches, Mimi C. Murray; Betty L. Mann;Jennifer K. Mead 7. The Sport Team as an Effective Group, Mark A. Eys; Shauna M. Burke; Albert V. Carron; Paul W. Dennis 8. Communicating Effectively, David P. Yukelson Part 2: Mental Training for Performance Enhancement 9. Psychological Characteristics of Peak Performance, Vikki Krane; Jean M. Williams 10. Increasing Awareness for Sport Performance,Kenneth Ravizza 11. Goal Setting for Peak Performance, Daniel Gould 12. Arousal-Performance Relationships, Daniel M. Landers; Shawn M. Arent 13. Relaxation and Energizing Techniques for Regulation of Arousal, Jean M. Williams 14. Seeing Is Believing: Understanding and Using Imagery in Sport, Robin S. Vealey; Christy A. Greenleaf 15. Cognitive Techniques for Building Confidence and Enhancing Performance, Jean M. Williams; Nate Zinsser; Linda Bunker 16. Concentration and Strategies for Controlling It, Jean M. Williams; Robert M. Nideffer; Vietta E. Wilson; Marc-Simon Sagal; Erik Pepper Part 3: Implementing Training Programs 17. Integrating and Implementing a Psychological Skills Training Program, Robert S. Weinberg; Jean M. Williams 18. Conducting Psychologically Oriented Coach-Training Programs: A Social-Cognitive Approach, Frank L. Smoll; Ronald E. Smith 19. Gender and Cultural Considerations,Diane L. Gill; Cindra S. Kamphoff Part 4: Enhancing Health and Well-Being 20. When to Refer Athletes for Counseling or Psychotherapy, David Tod; Mark B. Andersen 21. Drug Abuse in Sport: Causes and Cures,Mark H. Anshel 22. Burnout in Sport: Understanding the Process-From Early Warning Signs to Individualized Intervention, Kate Goodger; David Lavallee; Trish Gorely; Chris Harwood 23. Injury Risk and Rehabilitation: Psychological Considerations, Jean M. Williams; Carrie B. Scherzer 24. Career Transition among Athletes: Is There Life after Sports?, Jim Taylor; David Lavallee 25. Exercise Psychology, Rod K. Dishman; Heather O. Chambliss
Jean M. Williams is a professor emeritus at the University of Arizona where she served in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the Department of Psychology. She taught courses in stress and coping and psychology of excellence and consulted with intercollegiate athletes and coaches and with top amateur and professional athletes as well as supervised consulting. Dr. Williams has published nine books (seven edited) and more than 100 research articles and book chapters. Her research focused on psychology of injury, psychology of excellence, group dynamics and productivity, and exercise and mental health. She is a past president, fellow, and certified consultant in the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.