Contemporary Topics and Trends in the Psychology of Sports


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

Sports psychology is a relatively young discipline within psychology. Contemporary sports psychology is a fast growing and diverse field. Hence, the objectives of this timely, comprehensive, and authoritative volume is to bring together an eminent group of international experts to provide an overview of the most recent developments in the psychology of sports.

This volume comprises nine chapters:
The initial chapter provides the reader with the definitions, topics and trends within the psychology of sports. This chapter is followed by an overview on current research in sports officiating and decision-making. Chapter three provides an in-depth discussion of simple heuristics in sports. Chapter four and five are focused on the issues of transformational leadership and assessing leadership styles of coaches.

Chapter six provides an insight into the socially and highly relevant topic of sport fans’ willingness to consider anonymous acts of aggression. Chapter seven recognizes the significant impact of achievement motive in sports. Chapter eight and nine provide an insight in to the interface of sports psychology and psychopathology discussing eating disorders among male athletes as well as the types of coping strategies as predictors for the development of psychosomatic disorders among athletes after career termination.

This book has been written in a style to attract the attention of scholars and students who hopefully consider it readable, enjoyable and informative. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Psychology of Sports: Definitions, Topics and Trends
(Changiz Mohiyeddini and Sara LeBlanc, University of Roehampton, London, UK)pp.1-12

Chapter 2: Current Research in Sports Officiating and Decision-Making
(Fabrice Dosseville, Sylvain Laborde and Catherine Garncarzyk, University of Caen Basse-Normandie, UFR STAPS, France, and others)
Chapter 3: A Précis of Simple Heuristics in Sports
(Markus Raab, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany)pp.39-52

Chapter 4: Transformational Leadership: Theory, Research and Application to Sports
(A. Rui Gomes, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal)
Chapter 5: Assessing Leadership Styles of Coaches and Testing the Augmentation Effect in Sport
(A. Rui Gomes and Rui Resende, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal, and others)pp.115-138

Chapter 6: Predicting Sport Fans’ Willingness to Consider Anonymous Acts of Aggression: Importance of Team Identification and Fan Dysfunction
(Daniel L. Wann and Paula J. Waddill, Murray State University, KY, USA)pp.139-152

Chapter 7: The Implicit Achievement Motive and General Life Stress Affect Time Spent on Competitive Matches in Racquet Sports
(Mirko Wegner and Julia Schüler, University of Bern, Switzerland)
Chapter 8: Eating Disorders among Male Athletes: A Psychosocial Perspective
(Vanessa Lentillon-Kaestner, University of Teacher Education (HEP-VD), Department of Research and Teaching in Sport and Physical Education (UER-EPS)/Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL), Lausanne, Switzerland)pp.177-200

Chapter 9: Types of Coping Strategies as Predictors for the Development of Psychosomatic Disorders after the Life Event “Career Termination”
(Pia-Maria Wippert and Helen Niemeyer, Institute of Sociology of Sport and Health, Department of Health Sciences, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany)pp.201-218

Index pp.219-230

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