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Existential Psychology and Sport : Theory and Application - Mark Nesti

Existential Psychology and Sport

Theory and Application

Hardcover Published: 26th August 2004
ISBN: 9780415281423
Number Of Pages: 160

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Increasing numbers of professional teams and athletes look for assistance with the psychological factors of their performance, and there exists a growing body of professional sport psychologists ready to provide support. Despite this, it seems at times there remains a significant gap between the real needs of sport performers and what is delivered by traditional sport psychology.

The existential approach described by Mark Nesti offers a radical alternative to the cognitive and cognitive-behavioural approaches that have dominated sport psychology, and represents the first systematic attempt to apply existential psychological theory and phenomenological method to sport psychology.

This much-needed alternative framework for the discipline of applied sport psychology connects to many of the real and most significant challenges faced by sports performers during their careers and beyond.

Existential Psychology and Sport outlines an approach that can be used to add something of depth, substance and academic rigour to sport psychology in applied settings beyond the confines of MST and good listening skills.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Introductionp. 3
Existential-Phenomenological Psychologyp. 20
Phenomenologyp. 38
Anxiety and Sportp. 51
Existential Counselling in Sport Psychologyp. 73
Professional Team Sportp. 91
Ethical Issues in Existential Practicep. 100
To Be or Not to Be ...p. 110
Referencesp. 128
Indexp. 137
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ISBN: 9780415281423
ISBN-10: 0415281423
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 26th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.0  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1