This is a fully revised and updated edition of the highly successful Sport Psychology, published in 1999. It provides a succinct but comprehensive account of major theory and research in sport psychology, whilst maintaining the readable style and student centered approach that made the first edition successful.
Topics include personality, attitudes to sport, aggression in sport, the social factors affecting performance, anxiety, motivation and skill acquisition. This edition also includes chapters on conducting research and writing essays in sport psychology. There is an emphasis throughout on not merely learning about sport psychology, but in developing critical and creative thinking. This book will be useful to students of sports psychology and to sports science undergraduates requiring an introduction to the techniques and methods of psychology students.