Essential readings in sport and exercise psychology

Daniel Smith (Editor), Michael Bar-Eli (Editor)

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Essential readings in sport and exercise psychology contains theoretical orientations and research perspectives generated in the first hundred years of sport and exercise psychology. In this book, readers will find abridged versions of 50 readings that provide a reference to the history, growth, development, and future directions of the field. The selection of readings is a sign of the field's maturity, and each selection provides valuable context to the progress of exercise and sport psychology. The 50 essential readings in this text are organized in a logical structure that mirrors the path of many texts in the field, and an introduction to each part and reading orients the reader to the topic being discussed. Essential readings in sport and exercise psychology highlights the creativity and growth in the field and shows how the field will continue to evolve by viewing these readings as the building blocks for the future. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherHuman Kinetics Publishers Inc.
Number of pages536
ISBN (Print)9780736057677
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Exercise
  • Sport Psychology


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