Advances in the Psychology of Sports and Exercise


Changiz Mohiyeddini, PhD, MSc (Editor)
Professor of Personality Psychology and Research Methods, Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London, UK
Professor of Personality Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Research Methods, Webster University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions, Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: PSY000000

Written by an eminent group of international experts this volume presents a comprehensive summary of the most recent advances in the psychology of sport and exercise. The volume is divided into two sections.

Section I focuses on conceptual advances and covers role perceptions in sport (Chapter 1) and the link between identity and disability sport (Chapter 2). Chapter 3 provides a comprehensive discussion of personality-trait-like individual differences in athletes. Chapter 4 presents a life-span approach to promote physical activity. The impact of group cohesion on sport and exercise has been summarized in Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 concentrates on the maintenance of physical activity. Section II contains chapters that focus on the link between well-being, sport and exercise (Chapter 7-9). Chapter 10 focuses on the effects of a single wheelchair sports session on cognitions and behavior followed by a comprehensive review of the psychological stress in volleyball (Chapter 11). (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section I: Conceptual Advances

Chapter 1. Conceptual Advances in Role Perceptions in Sport
(Alex J. Benson, Mark W. Surya and Mark A. Eys, Wilfrid Laurier University, ON, Canada)

Chapter 2. Identity and Disability Sport
(Jeffrey Martin, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA)

Chapter 3. Personality-Trait-Like Individual Differences in Athletes
(Sylvain Laborde, Jennifer Breuer-Weißborn and Fabrice Dosseville, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany, and others)

Chapter 4. A Lifespan Approach to Promoting Physical Activity: Insights from Research and Practice
(Catrinel Craciun and Adriana Baban, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Chapter 5. Group Cohesion, Sport and Exercise
(Changiz Mohiyeddini and Sara LeBlanc, University of Roehampton, London, UK)

Chapter 6. Maintenance of Physical Activity: The Impact of Learned Optimism in Breaking Habitual Physical Inactivity
(Daniela Kahlert and Julia Thurn, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Section II: Impact of Sport and Exercise

Chapter 7. The Well- and Ill-Being of Participants in Competitive Sport Settings: A Review of Motivational Determinants
(James W. Adie and Kimberley J. Bartholomew, Coventry University, UK, and others)

Chapter 8. Fit between Situational and Dispositional Goal Orientation, and its Effects on Flow Experience and Affective Well-Being during Sports
(Daniela Oertig, Julia Schüler and Robert Buchli, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 9. Enhancing Subjective Well-Being with Video Game-Guided Exercise
(Meredith K. Reynolds and Mark D. Holder, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, B.C., Canada)

Chapter 10. The Effects of a Single Wheelchair Sports Session on Physical Activity Cognitions and Behavior
(Brianne L. Foulon, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Cortney Benedict, Amy E. Latimer and Adrienne R. Sinden, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, and others)

Chapter 11. The Psychological Stress in Volleyball: From Fundamentals to Intervention
(Franco Noce, Israel Teoldo da Costa, Dietmar Samulski and Paulo Roberto dos Santos Amorim, Minas Gerais Federal University (UFMG) – Brazil, and others)


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