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David Lavallee is Professor and Head of Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University, Wales. His educational qualifications include a Mastera (TM)s degree in Psychology from Harvard University and a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Western Australia. Professor Lavallee is also an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. Professor Lavallee has published over 100 scholarly publications in academic and professional outlets including four edited books and two authored books. He is Founding Editor of Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, Associate Editor of The Psychologist and International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and on the Editorial Board of Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, and Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
Joanne Thatcher is Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Aberystwyth, UK. She is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Registered Psychologist, Chair of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology and past Chair of the BPS Standing Committee for CPD and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Joanne has taught in sport and exercise science since 1996 and has acted as sport psychology consultant to athletes from a range of sports, including those at international standard.
Marc Jones is Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology in the Department of Sport and Exercise, Staffordshire University, UK. Marc is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for providing sport science support and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is award leader for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology and is a member of the Universitya (TM)s Research Degrees Committee.
The emotional highs and lows of competitive sport, whether experienced as a competitor, spectator or coach may be the essential ingredient that gives sport its universal and compelling appeal. Emotion is clearly a pervasive force within competitive sport, and this is reflected in the burgeoning interest over recent decades in athletes emotions and strategies for coping with these emotions. The interplay between emotion and coping is a critical factor in determining, through its influence on key psychological functions, an athlete 's potential success in competitive sport. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic text on coping and emotion in sport goes further than any other book in examining the central role that these two factors play in sports performance.
The book explores theory and measurement, current research, and contemporary issues and special populations respectively. Each chapter closely integrates cutting-edge research themes with discussion of practical and applied issues, with case studies and reflections from practitioners working in elite sport woven throughout the book. With contributions from leading international scholars and consultant psychologists, this book is vital reading for all students and professionals working in sport psychology.