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To assist students using the text, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, has a companion online student study guide. Completely integrated with the text, the study guide allows students to experience content through multiple dimensions.
The online study guide allows the subject of sport psychology to come alive to its users. The study guide works directly with the text; mentions of the study guide appear throughout each chapter to encourage students to apply knowledge gained from the text. This online study guide features several individual and small-group learning activities that may be completed electronically and saved as an .rtf file. This new format allows instructors to choose whether they would like students to complete the activities for personal use, print and hand them in as assignments, or submit them for assessment as an e-mail attachment or through a learning management system. The study guide activities require students to do the following:
Use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills
Determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays)
Review and design research studies and experiments
Search the Internet for relevant information
Apply and test their understanding of principles and concepts of sport and exercise psychology
Audio and video clips—some with associated activities—offer considerable insight on the issues discussed in the text. The audio clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing key course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers. Students will hear from experts such as Diane Gill, Rainer Martens, Robin Vealey, and other pioneers in the field. The video clips provide students with a realistic look at how sport psychology consultants interact and communicate with athletes to improve athletic experiences, allowing students to peer into the real world of a practicing sport psychology consultant. Both the audio and video clips help students understand the research and practice of sport psychology in today’s society.