Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement (Paperback)

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    Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport – by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book examines the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport pe...

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    Michael Sheard has been a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Teesside and York St John Universities. He has published widely on mental toughness, hardiness, and positive psychology. As a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, he has also worked in a consultancy capacity with athletes across a variety of sports, ranging from grassroots to international competitive standards.

    Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport – by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book examines the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport performers, and presents the cutting-edge research in this area. Within these chapters, the author proposes that mental toughness is a personality style and mindset, and presents a compelling case for its inclusion within the positive psychological paradigm.

    This second edition has been updated to include new material on the characterisation, conceptualisation, measurement, and development of mental toughness. As in the first edition the book includes a historical overview of empirical research, and also describes the conceptual arguments behind this research.

    Now packed with even more rigorous scientific evidence and bang up-to-date anecdotes from the world of sport, the book presents a fascinating explanation of why some athletes are successful, and how and why they stay on top. Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement will be essential reading for all sport psychology, sport science, sport studies, and coaching students.

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    ISBN 9780415578967
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 264
    Publisher Date 2012-08-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Routledge
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.8 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement
    Edition Number 2
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Sheard, Michael

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