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The New Psychology of Sport and Exercise: The Social Identity Approach
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The New Psychology of Sport and Exercise: The Social Identity Approach (Paperback)

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'The Roger Federer, the Tiger Woods, the Usain Bolt of all books about the psychology of sport, packed with insight and wisdom' - Brian Viner, Sports writer and author of Pele, Ali, Lillee, and Me

The first textbook to explain how social groups and social identity affect sports and exercise.

In the context of an increasing emphasis on the importance of psychology for athletic performance, engagement in exercise and the business of sport, this book has been written by an international collective of social psychologists to offer an alternative to the traditional individualistic approach.

Informed heavily by social identity theory, self-categorization theory and the contributors' own research, this book's focus is on the distinctive contribution of groups to sport-related behaviour.

Covering the topics core to teaching and written in a way that is truly engaging for students this book is at the forefront of thinking in sports psychology.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSports training & coachingSports psychology Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd Publication Date: 10/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781526488930  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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S. Alexander Haslam is Professor of Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the study of group and social identity processes in social, organizational, health and sport contexts. In May 2017, Alexander was awarded the British Psychological Society's Presidents' Award. Interview: Alex Haslam on Teams and Trump Katrien Fransenis an Assistant Professor of Performance Psychology at the Department of Movement Sciences at KU Leuven. Her research focuses on how shared leadership can benefit sport team effectiveness and athlete well-being, with a particular emphasis on the role of social identity processes. Filip Boen is Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Head of Department at KU Leuven. His research focuses on the psychology of sports fans and on the ways in which this is shaped by, and shapes, team-based social identities.

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