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Critical Essays in Applied Sport Psychology
 


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In praise of quantitative methods: How numbers can change culture
The story we would like to tell now is a quantitative one. It is about how numbers and people in power helped initiate profound cultural changes that affected an exploited, underserved, and vulnerable group of athletes. It is about thoroughbred horse racing, jockeys, and the lives of athletes after retirement (Speed, 2007).
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Listening is key when using metaphoric language
In using metaphors, folktales, and images we need to remind ourselves constantly that we are all bent in different ways.
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Sexual abuse in sport
Violence against children in all its forms (physical, psychological, sexual) is a social problem, and, like other sectors of the community, the sport sector cannot prevent serial offenders from gaining entry into the system.
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Critical Essays in Applied Sport Psychology is a collection of 16 essays that pose challenging questions about the current state of applied sport psychology by addressing the priorities of the field, its research methods, and its effectiveness in preparing students for research and consulting.

© 2011
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Book   320 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736078856
 
 
 

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