Sports Psychology for Dummies (Paperback)

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Get your head in the game with this hands-on guide to the psychology of sport

There's more to getting into the right headspace for the big game or event than trying to think like a winner. Modern sports psychologists emphasize advanced strategies like biofeedback and neurofeedback, while encouraging the use of mindfulness and other mental health techniques.

In Sports Psychology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, a team of athletic performance experts and psychologists walks you through the mental side of intense competition and training. From the importance of focus to the tactics designed to restore and improve confidence after a loss, you'll explore ideas such as goal setting, self-perception, and self-talk. This book also covers:

  • Personalized plans for athletic success
  • Real-life examples of sports psychology changing the athletic experience in different sports
  • The wide variety of careers available in the field of sports psychology and how to get started in them

Ideal for athletes, parents of student athletes, and coaches looking for ways to improve performance both on and off the field, Sports Psychology For Dummies is also the perfect resource for anyone interested in a career in this rapidly growing and evolving field.

About the Author

Leif Smith, PsyD, is president of a sports psychology and performance consultancy. His work has been cited in publications such as The New York Times. Todd Kays, PhD, is president of the Athletic Mind Institute, a sports and performance consulting firm. He's a licensed psychologist whose training and guidance have helped thousands of athletes.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781119855996
ISBN-10: 1119855993
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
Pages: 368
Language: English