Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications by Richard Cox

By Richard Cox

Sport Psychology: recommendations and Applications indicates how options supported by way of present medical examine can be utilized to deal with concerns and occasions encountered daily through actual task experts, coaches, athletic running shoes, and athletes.

This creation to activity and workout psychology addresses useful concerns, corresponding to facing nervousness, arousal, and tension; constructing coping, rest, motivation, and energizing concepts; knowing the consequences of an viewers on human functionality; construction crew harmony; and fighting burnout and different unwanted effects.

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While not as directly harmful as homophobic behavior, heterosexist behavior is more insidious. Heterosexist behavior is behavior that implies that everyone in a group is heterosexual, or that everyone lives in a 17 traditional family or is attracted to someone of the opposite sex. In many ways, this is more damaging than homophobic behavior, because it marginalizes people and forces them into thinking of themselves as “other” (Krane, 2001). In a study involving a sample of high school physical education teachers and college students asked to reflect on the high school experience, Morrow and Gill (2003) reported that (a) homophobic behavior is as common in physical education classes as in the wider school population; (b) homophobic and heterosexist behavior is a regular part of the secondary school experience; and (c) despite the high level of homophobic and heterosexist behavior that exists, few teachers or students regularly confront the behaviors.

The TAT is composed of nineteen cards containing pictures depicting vague situations, and one blank card. The subject is encouraged to make up a story about each picture. In contrast to the vague blots in the Rorschach test, pictures in the TAT are rather clear and vivid. It is believed that subjects reveal or project important aspects of their personalities as they weave the characters and objects in the pictures into either an oral or a written story. Structured Questionnaires The structured questionnaire is a paper-and-pencil test in which the subject answers specific truefalse or Likert scale–type statements.

APPLICATION Personality profiles may be used by trained sport psychologists to help athletes decide which sports to devote their energies to, but they should never be used to coerce the athletes into making such decisions. If a young athlete with a tennis player’s personality wants to be a golfer, so be it. Occasionally, an athlete reaches a juncture in her athletic career when she must decide between two sports in order to devote adequate time to academic work. Perhaps consideration of the athlete’s personality profile would be useful at this point.

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