Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise : Linking Theory to Practice

Knowles, Ann-Marie and Shanmugam, Vaithehy and Lorimer, Ross (2015) Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise : Linking Theory to Practice. Palgrave McMillan. ISBN 9781137306289

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Abstract

How should athletes prepare for the pressures of a large crowd? How do you manage conflict and disunity in a team? How can you encourage individuals to do more exercise? Covering a broad range of areas from elite sport to public health programmes, The Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise examines human behaviour and how we can change it. The authors combine innovative research with practical examples and case studies, masterfully explaining the theory and applying it to real-life problems. From coaching world-class athletes to running exercise referral schemes, this book offers unrivalled advice and guidance.