Can a better understanding of group dynamics raise individual and team athletic performance or improve the outcomes of exercise interventions? Much human behaviour in sport and exercise settings is embedded within groups where individualsa cognitions, emotions, and behaviours influence and are influenced by other group members. Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sports Psychology: Contemporary Themes explores the unique psychological dynamics that emerge in sport and exercise groups. It provides a clear and thorough guide to contemporary theory and research. Recommendations are also presented to inform applied psychology abest practicea. Drawing together the expertise of international specialists from sports and exercise psychology, the text covers core themes as well as emerging issues in group dynamics. The text is organised into four sections: Part 1: The Self in Groups Part 2: Leadership in Groups Part 3: Group Environment Part 4: Motivation in Groups Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sports Psychology: Contemporary Themes will be of interest to psychology, kinesiology, sport and exercise science students and researchers, as well as to consultants and coaches.A common way in which persuasive messages are delivered in sport is through the motivational speeches of coaches. In terms of facilitating perceptions of team efficacy, precompetitive emotional pleas that produce feelings of group pride and anbsp;...
|Title||:||Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology|
|Author||:||Mark R. Beauchamp, Mark A Eys|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2007-11-30|