The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

Scientists who study the psychology of human movement examine professional contexts that demand excellence in psychomotor performance. These include sport, performing arts, surgery, firefighting, law enforcement, military operations, and so on. In addition, this broad are of study overlaps with the research on the adoption and maintenance of physical activity for mental and physical health. The field has been titled Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology begins with a global overview of the history of the field, followed by sections on foundational theories, psychological theories, psychosocial mental health concerns, development, leadership, performance, psychobiological perspectives, motivation, special populations, and research and evaluation. All of the in-depth, scholarly articles prepared by experts worldwide for this project also appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.

Volume Editor

 Edmund Acevedo, Virginia Commonwealth University

Topics

Context, Issues, and Perspectives

Developmental Aspects

Exercise Motivation

Exercise Psychology and Mental Health

Exercise Psychology in Special Populations

Foundational Skills and Theories in Sport and Performance Psychology

History of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

Performance-Specific Issues

Psychobiological Perspectives

Psychological Skills in Sport and Performance

Psychosocial Leadership Skills

Psychosocial Mental Health Concerns in Sport and Performance Psychology

Supervision and Evaluation

Articles

Anxiety and Fear in Sport and Performance (Shuge Zhang, Tim Woodman, Ross Roberts)
Arousal Control in Sport (Martin Turner)
Bullying in Sport and Performance Psychology (Leslee A. Fisher, Lars Dzikus)
Concussion in Sport (Anthony P. Kontos)
Gambling in Sport and Performance Psychology (Loredana A. Marchica, Jeffrey L. Derevensky)
Goal Setting in Sport and Performance (Laura Healy, Alison Tincknell-Smith)
History of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology in Southern Africa (Clinton Gahwiler, Valérie Grand’Maison, Lee Hill)
Leadership Skills in Sport (W. James Weese, P. Chelladurai)
Motivation in Sport and Performance (Glyn C. Roberts, Christina G. L. Nerstad)
Multicultural Sport Psychology's Consulting Role in the United States Activist-Athlete Movement (Jessica L. David, Jesse A. Steinfeldt, I. S. Keino Miller, Jacqueline E. Hyman)
Physical Activity and Personality Traits (Ryan E. Rhodes, Patrick Boudreau)
Physical Activity and Sleep (Sayaka Aritake-Okada)
Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Depression (Felipe B. Schuch, Brendon Stubbs)
Psychological Aspects of Athletic Training (Heather N. Schuyler, Nicole Anne Wilkins, J. Jordan Hamson-Utley)
Psychological Imagery in Sport and Performance (Krista J. Munroe-Chandler, Michelle D. Guerrero)
Psychoneuroendocrinology and Physical Activity (Anthony C. Hackney, Eser Ağgön)
Self-Talk in Sport and Performance (Judy L. Van Raalte, Andrew Vincent)
Supervision in Exercise Settings (Sam Zizzi, Jana L. Fogaca)