The New Psychology of Sport and Exercise
The Social Identity Approach
- S Alexander Haslam - The University of Queensland, Australia
- Katrien Fransen - KU Leuven, Belgium
- Filip Boen - KU Leuven, Belgium
′The Roger Federer, the Steffi Graf, the Usain Bolt of all books about the psychology of sport, packed with insight and wisdom’ - Brian Viner, Sports writer and author of Pelé, Ali, Lillee, and Me
This is the first textbook to explore and explain the contribution of social groups and social identity to all aspects of sports and exercise — from leadership, motivation and communication to mental health, teamwork, and fan behaviour.
In the context of increasing recognition of the importance of group processes for athletic performance, engagement in exercise and the business of sport, this book offers a new way of understanding, researching and practicing sport and exercise psychology
Written by an international team of researchers at the cutting edge of efforts to apply social identity principles to the world of sport and exercise, this will be an essential resource for students, teachers and practitioners who are keen to be at the forefront of thinking and practice.
While a comprehensive and and interesting book, insufficiently relevant to students in course
A book for the HE, a knowledge base required before attempting this book.