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Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

Jeffrey J. Martin

Published in print November 2017 | ISBN: 9780190638054
Published online October 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190638078 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190638054.001.0001
Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

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This book seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the research done in sport and exercise psychology with individuals with disabilities. Research from diverse academic disciplines such as psychology, medicine, health, recreation, kinesiology, sociology and disability studies is reviewed. In the first part of the book, covering 5 chapters, philosophy of science issues, models of disability, how to conduct quality research, research controversies, and living with a disability are explored. In a second section on sport psychology, covering 19 chapters, diverse topics such as self-efficacy, athletic and superchip identities, motivation, self-esteem, peer relationships, sport retirement, coaching, and performance enhancement are covered. In the last part on exercise psychology, covering 16 chapters, a range of topic such as obesity and fitness, exercise barriers, body image, quality of life, physical education, wounded warriors, intellectual impairments, and gender issues are discussed. All chapters conclude with extensive directions for new avenues of research and exploration.

Keywords: sport and exercise psychology; kinesiology; philosophy; disability; motivation; self-esteem

Book.  448 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology ; Psychology

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Models of Disability in Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Research Issues in Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Doing Research in Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

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The Disability World in Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Entering Sport in Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

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