Balance intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for success
There are two main sources of motivation. Generally speaking, motivation can come from the outside, such as the motivation to win medals, receive financial rewards, and attract attention from the media.
Inside Sport Psychology covers the most effective methods of
enhancing sport performance and preparing mentally for competition, and
it explains which techniques are most appropriate for certain situations
in sport. It is an ideal resource for athletes and coaches wishing to
incorporate modern psychological techniques into their everyday practice.
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With Inside Sport Psychology, you’ll discover the relationship between mind, body, and performance. Learn about the techniques that have proven successful for today’s top athletes and teams and how you can adapt and apply them in both training and competition.
In this essential guide, renowned sport psychologists Costas Karageorghis and Peter Terry explain how to elevate performance through the application of evidence-based strategies and techniques such as these
Improving motivation and performance with the use of music
Inside Sport Psychology explains psychological principles associated with over 20 sports, including soccer, rugby, tennis, golf, shooting, and track and field. You’ll also find tips for managing mood fluctuations, developing confidence, and maintaining consistent performance at every level of competition.
With Inside Sport Psychology , you’ll go from competitor to champion!
Chapter 1: Sport Psychology Applications
Chapter 2: The Secrets of Motivation
Chapter 3: Boosting Self-Confidence
Chapter 4: Anxiety: Friend or Foe?
Chapter 5: Mood and Emotions
Chapter 6: Master of Concentration
Chapter 7: Visualization and Self-Hypnosis
Chapter 8: The Power of Sound
Costas Karageorghis is internationally recognized for his
research on the psychophysical and ergogenic effects of music. He is the
author of 40 peer-reviewed and 80 professional articles in sport and
exercise psychology. Karageorghis has also made 60 conference
presentations nationally and internationally for which he has won
several awards. His work has been featured in newspapers around the
world, including the Times (London), Independent, New York Times, Wall
Street Journal, Washington Post, and Sydney Morning Herald.
Karageorghis is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society
and a double-accredited member of the British Association of Sport and
Exercise Sciences. Since May 2007 he has been head coach of the Great
Britain student athletics team.
Peter Terry is a registered psychologist who has held
professorial positions in the United Kingdom and Australia. As an
internationally recognized sport psychologist, he has been a consultant
at almost 100 major international events, including 8 Olympic Games, 18
World Championships, 30 World Cup competitions, and 9 Wimbledon
Terry has authored three books on sport psychology and more than 150
scholarly articles. He has served two terms as president of the
Australian Psychological Society’s College of Sport Psychologists and
sits on the managing council of the Asian South Pacific Association of
Sport Psychology. He has also been a member of the British Olympic
Association’s psychology advisory board, a long-time advisor to the
Women’s Tennis Association, and psychology coordinator for the
Queensland Academy of Sport. He is a fellow of both the British
Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Australian
"I studied sport psychology under Costas and Peter in the four-year
period before I won the superheavyweight gold at the Sydney Olympics.
Since then I've enjoyed many high points and experienced a few low
points in my professional career, but the principles that those guys
taught me while I was at Brunel have always stayed with me. When I
damaged my right shoulder and came back against the odds in the 11th to
knock out Michael Sprott for the European title, I was thinking, Stay
calm, focus on the here and now, just like I was taught all those years
ago. I knew it was my time to shine again!"
Audley Harrison, MBE--Current European heavyweight boxing champion,
former Commonwealth and Olympic superheavyweight boxing champion
“While at Brunel I studied sport psychology with both authors. During
that period I learned techniques to improve my mental strength and
composure under pressure. With the advent of professionalism at the
time, those skills put me ahead of my peers. I realized that without
psychological preparation, my physical attributes were insufficient. I
realized that it was necessary to push myself toward the goals of
becoming an international player and, ultimately, of winning the World
Cup with England in 2003.”
Richard Hill, MBE--Former rugby union player for the England national
team (71 caps) and British and Irish Lions (5 caps)
2003 World Cup winner with England
”I owe a lot to Peter for my success and ability to deal with the
challenges of competing at the highest level of sport. He was an
absolute rock throughout my career. He was always available at the other
end of the phone to calm my nerves, remind me of the tools and
techniques that he had taught me over the years, and strengthen my
self-belief. The mental strength that Peter helped me develop is now
also standing me in good stead for a life after sport.”
Anna Hemmings, MBE--Six-time world champion, three-time European
champion, and two-time Olympian kayaker
“Shooting is more of a mental battle than a physical sport. Within
three weeks of working with Peter, I set a world record of 193 clays out
of 200. In the Olympic shoot-off to decide between gold and silver, I
used the techniques he taught me to block everything out and won the
gold. I couldn’t have done it without Peter.”
Richard Faulds, MBE--2000 Olympic gold medalist in double
trap-shooting,Current world record holder,Eighteen-time world champion
and Nine-time World Cup medalist