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The Social Psychology of Sport - Gordon W. Russell

The Social Psychology of Sport

Paperback Published: 14th May 1993
ISBN: 9780387977928
Number Of Pages: 313

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The Social Psychology of Sport covers all aspects of sports, in chapters that range from motivation to spectatorship, starting with the decision to pursue sports activities and leading to the dangers inherent in the collective actions of fans. Performance, social influence, group dynamics, leadership, heroes, personality, aggression and catharsis are discussed incisively in the various chapters, which are based on solid research findings and are followed by helpful, annotated bibliographic suggestions. This book, which is a practical, informative and valuable addition to the literature, is aimed primarily at senior undergraduate and graduate students. It is also of interest to others who seek an understanding of the psychological dynamics underlying sports behavior.

Motivation: The Why of Behaviorp. 1
Performance and Social Influencep. 27
Social Theory and Performancep. 51
Group Dynamicsp. 73
Leadershipp. 95
Sports Heroes: An Extension of Leadershipp. 123
Personalityp. 151
Sports Aggressionp. 181
Catharsis Through Sports: Fact or Fiction?p. 211
Spectatorship and Crowd Behaviorp. 237
Referencesp. 267
Author Indexp. 299
Subject Indexp. 309
Sports Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780387977928
ISBN-10: 0387977929
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 14th May 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.57  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Type: Annotated