Handbook of Sport Psychology

Author: Gershon Tenenbaum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 1000

View: 983

Endorsed by the International Society of Sport Psychology, this classic reference draws on an international roster of experts and scholars in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this thorough, well-rounded, and accessible volume. It is completely updated to reflect the latest research and is an indispensable resource for any student or professional interested in the field of sport psychology.

Exercise And Mental Health

Author: William P. Morgan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

View: 533

Published in the year 1987, Exercise and Mental Health is a valuable contribution to the field of Counseling and School Pscyhology.

Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology

Volume 2: Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology

Author: Joan C. Chrisler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 828

View: 573

Donald R. McCreary and Joan C. Chrisler The Development of Gender Studies in Psychology Studies of sex differences are as old as the ?eld of psychology, and they have been conducted in every sub?eld of the discipline. There are probably many reasons for the popularity of these studies, but three reasons seem to be most prominent. First, social psychological studies of person perception show that sex is especially salient in social groups. It is the ?rst thing people notice about others, and it is one of the things we remember best (Fiske, Haslam, & Fiske, 1991; Stangor, Lynch, Duan, & Glass, 1992). For example, people may not remember who uttered a witty remark, but they are likely to remember whether the quip came from a woman or a man. Second, many people hold ?rm beliefs that aspects of physiology suit men and women for particular social roles. Men’s greater upper body strength makes them better candidates for manual labor, and their greater height gives the impression that they would make good leaders (i. e. , people we look up to). Women’s reproductive capacity and the caretaking tasks (e. g. , breastfeeding, baby minding) that accompany it make them seem suitable for other roles that require gentleness and nurturance. Third, the logic that underlies hypothesis testing in the sciences is focused on difference. Researchers design their studies with the hope that they can reject the null hypothesis that experimental groups do not differ.

Mind-body Maturity

Psychological Approaches to Sports, Exercise, and Fitness

Author: Louis Diamant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 999

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Social Psychology of Sport

Author: Gordon W. Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

View: 545

This book is written from the perspective of a social psychologist. As a conse quence, the topics covered in the upcoming chapters were chosen from among those traditionally of interest to the discipline of social psychology. A criterion for inclusion was the topic's usefulness in providing insights and/or understand ing ofthe social processes at work in sports settings. To this end, I have drawn ex tensively from mainstream journals in social psychology (e. g. , Journal of Per sonality and Social Psychology), and grounded the discussion of topics and issues on the methodologically sound studies/experiments they generally provide. There is also an equally strong interdisciplinary emphasis that features research from physical education, sociology, management science, and education. I have made a further attempt, not as successful as I would have liked, to incorporate a substan tial amount of the fine sports research that has been conducted overseas, particu larly in Europe and Australia. I am hopeful that in bringing together the works of international scholars from a variety of disciplines a clearer and balanced outline of this field will take shape. And now a word about the audience for this text and how to get the most from its pages. I would suggest that the reader have taken a course in social psychology following an introductory-level course. An introductory course in research methodology would also be helpful.

Benefits of Leisure

Author: Beverly L. Driver

Publisher: Venture Pub

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 483

View: 870

Here is the book that defines state-of-the-art documentation in the benefits of recreation. Various chapters define the state-of-knowledge concerning recreation benefits including psychological measures, health measures, sociological measures, economic measures and environmental measures. Additionally, this book explores ways in which benefits of leisure are defined and measured from the standpoint of various disciplines. A useful book, not only to those who study recreation and leisure, but also for those who manage recreation, park, and leisure services.

Physical Activity and Aging

Sixtieth Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, April 5-6, 1988

Author: American Academy of Physical Education. Meeting

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 201

View: 236

Reports on the relationship between ageing and motor function, cardiovascular function and ageing, balance and ageing, the nervous system of the elderly, changes in the activity level of the elderly, possible reasons for activity level changes, and how such changes affect health and fitness.

American Academy of Physical Education Papers

Author: American Academy of Physical Education. Meeting

Publisher: American Academy of Physical Education

ISBN:

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 201

View: 567