The book uses a structure that mirrors the way sports psychology is taught on many university courses, and is split into theory and application. Chapters in the first part include coverage of essential personality traits, including mental toughness, confidence, motivation and character. The chapters on applied sports psychology cover topics such as assessment, working with groups, skills training, coping techniques and working with coaches and children. There is also substantial coverage of measurement questionnaires, skills and routes to practice.
Sport Psychology employs the ‘Breakthrough Method’ to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you’re studying for an exam or just for your own interest. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you’ll face as learn new concepts and skills.
– Problem: “I find it difficult to remember what I’ve read.”; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding.
– Problem: “Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course.”; Solution: this book is written by a university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.