Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise

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Advances in Motivation in Sport and ExerciseGlyn Roberts, Darren Treasure
3rd Edition
2012
Hardback
US Price: $69
480 pages
9780736090810

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Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise, Third Edition, presents the most current information in sport and exercise motivation research and how this research can be applied in exercise, sport, and physical activity contexts.

Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise, Third Edition, presents the most current information in sport and exercise motivation, including discussion of new research surrounding self-determination theory and goal achievement theory, traditional topics of goal setting and self-efficacy, and newer areas of attention such as passion and perfectionism. Readers not only will gain knowledge in one of the leading areas of sport psychology research but also learn how the research can inform their current practice.

In this third edition, editors Glyn Roberts and Darren Treasure, along with a highly respected team of contributors, offer sport and exercise psychology researchers and students the most up-to-date review of the state of research in motivation. As in previous editions, the text chronicles the growth of motivation research and its role in physical activity, exercise, and sport. The star team of contributors offers thoughtful discussion of key issues and findings for readers to consider and insight into both the conceptual understanding of motivation and its application.

Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise, Third Edition, begins by introducing readers to new trends and interpretations in motivational theory. Each chapter of the text discusses a unique motivational theory and its contemporary contribution to the field of knowledge. Whether research or practically inclined, readers will be enlightened through the use of these features:

The third edition of Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise helps readers learn how the theories of motivation can be applied in exercise, sport, and physical activity contexts. Thoughtfully compiled by a respected editor and contributor team, this comprehensive text serves as a review of current research and a resource for further study and applications for researchers, students, and practitioners.


About the Editor

Glyn C. Roberts, PhD, has been a professor of psychology at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences since 1998. He was a professor of sport psychology in the department of kinesiology at the University of Illinois. His research has focused on the motivational determinants of achievement, and he has been particularly concerned with the motivation of children in the competitive sport experience. Dr. Roberts has focused on how coaches coach and how the climate the coach creates affects the motivation, achievement, and persistence of children and adolescents. He has been involved in research grants for over $2 million. He has over 200 publications, including 15 books and more than 70 book chapters. He has several distinguished scholar awards, including the Honour Award of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP, 1997) and the Coleman Griffith Scholar Award for 2008 of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dr. Roberts is a distinguished scholar of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA, 1998). Dr. Roberts was president of NASPSPA (1981-82), president of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (1999-2003), founding president of Division 12 (Sport Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP, 1994-1998), and president of AASP (2010-11). He has also served as the secretary general of ISSP and has been on the board of directors of IAAP (1984-1996; 2006-2014). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and a founding fellow of AASP, and he is one of only two sport psychologists who have been elected a fellow of IAAP.

Darren C. Treasure, PhD, is a former tenured associate professor at Arizona State University with an appointment in the department of kinesiology and an adjunct position in the department of psychology. Darren has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters on motivation and the psychology of peak performance and made invited keynote presentations at conferences in France, Norway, Finland, and the United Kingdom. Treasure currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he consults with Nike in the role of high-performance director for the Oregon Project, a program that provides elite-level Nike-sponsored U.S. distance runners with the coaching, sports medicine, and sport science necessary for competing at the international level and ultimately winning medals at World Championships and the Olympic Games. From 2005 to 2009 Treasure was the author and lead consultant on a high-performance initiative in the athletic department at the University of California at Berkeley that enhances coaching, sports medicine, and sport science support systems. Dr. Treasure is the author of the hugely successful National Federation of State High School Associations’ core coaching education course, Fundamentals of Coaching launched in 2007.


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A text for graduate-level courses in sport and exercise psychology, behavior change, sport performance, and coaching strategies. Also a reference for sport and exercise psychology researchers and academic libraries.


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