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By: Woods, Barbara

Part of the Psychology in practice series
1444106813 / 9781444106817
139 pages

Psychology in Practice is the definitive six-part series on the practical applications of psychology to areas of everyday life, covering crime, education, health, sport, organisations and the environment. Each book in the series examines one unit of the Applications of Psychology section of the OCR syllabus.

Sport is an increasingly important part of our daily lives, for recreation, education and healthy living. Media coverage of sporting celebrities and events is also widespread, and raises all sorts of questions about the psychology of sport. Psychology in Practice: Sport explores issues of leadership, coaching, aggression and social influence within the field - This much-needed study guides students through the perspectives, methodologies and ethical issues involved in sport.

Key learning aids include:

 a set of key terms for each chapter

 practical exercises

 section summaries and overall main chapter points

 recommended further reading and web sites

 sample examination questions based on OCR specimen materials.


Psychology students and teachers, those working in the sports and fitness industry and the interested general reader


4KL Designed / suitable for A & AS Level, 4KSV For Advanced Higher Grade (Scottish), WSDP Sports psychology

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