For decades, sportswriters and fans have pondered why super athletes continue competing far past their prime when they seem to have all the financial security and adulation that they could possibly need.
True Competition eBook
All competition requires finding the balance between seriousness and playfulness, between work and pleasure, between effort and enjoyment.
Anger Management in Sport
Anger, aggression, and violence can surface while participating in sports and affect how the game is played.
Focused for Soccer 2nd Edition eBook
Now that the power of attitude on performance for both male and female players has been established, coaches need to identify strategies that reinforce that process.
Critical Essays in Applied Sport Psychology
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.
Focused for Rugby eBook
You should recognize that a number of factors influence confidence and that building confidence takes time.
Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes
According to the concept of psychological hedonism and the pain�pleasure principle, people are motivated to obtain pleasure and avoid pain.
Physical Activity and Mental Health eBook
It is important to understand the dose, type and context of exercise that are necessary or ideal for effectively treating depression and anxiety.
Applied Health Fitness Psychology
Levin (2001) concluded from his review of the religion and health literature that �nearly every religion espouses beliefs that govern behavior regarding health, disease, and death [and] some religions require behaviors related to health while others forbid behaviors related to health or medical care� (p. 22).
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 6th Edition eBook With Web Study Guide
Although this chapter focuses on the influence of exercise on psychological well-being, many highly competitive athletes confront psychological issues when they transition out of sport. Much has been written and many models have been developed regarding the psychological issues that occur when transitioning out of competitive sport (Alferman & Stambulova, 2007; Lavalle, Park, & Tod, 2013; Stambulova, Alfermann, Statler, & Cote, 2009).