Psychology in Practice: Sport

Author(s): Barbara Woods

AS & A Level Revision

"Psychology in Practice" is the definitive six-part series on the practical applications of psychology to areas of everyday life, covering crime, education, health, sport, organisations and the environment. Each book in the series examines one unit of the Applications of Psychology section of the OCR syllabus. Sport is an increasingly important part of our daily lives, for recreation, education and healthy living. Media coverage of sporting celebrities and events is also widespread, and raises all sorts of questions about the psychology of sport. "Psychology in Practice: Sport" explores issues of leadership, coaching, aggression and social influence within the field. This much-needed study guides students through the perspectives, methodologies and ethical issues involved in sport. Key learning aids include: a set of key terms for each chapter; practical exercises; section summaries and overall main chapter points; recommended further reading and web sites; and, sample examination questions based on OCR specimen materials. This book is useful for Readership Psychology students and teachers, those working in the sports and fitness industry and the interested general reader.


Product Information

Barbara Woods is a best-selling and highly experienced author

Personality and sport; aggression in sport; motivation and self-confidence in sport; arousal and anxiety in sport; attitudes to exercise; social influence in sport; leadership and coaching; attention and imagery in sport.

General Fields

  • : 9780340844946
  • : Hodder Education
  • : Hodder Arnold
  • : February 2002
  • : 235mm X 156mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barbara Woods
  • : Paperback
  • : 796.01
  • : 128
  • : Sports psychology
  • : 10 line drawings, 10 photographs