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Best Sport Psychology Books To Read

Our list of some of the best Sport Psychology books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2018)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To Readof Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, which offers students a lower-priced printed version of the text. Other binding options are also available. The leading textbook in sport and exercise psychology is back in a revised seventh edition, and it again raises the bar with its engaging introduction to the field.
Author(s): Robert Weinberg, Daniel Gould

The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive (2015)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadEven among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn’t necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most. Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high.
Author(s): Jim Afremow, Jim Craig

This is Your Brain on Sports: Beating Blocks, Slumps and Performance Anxiety for Good! (2011)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To Read“THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS is a must read for anyone involved in or simply interested in sports. It tells the real story of what I went through and how countless athletes of all levels are still going through now..unnecessarily.
Author(s): Dr. David Grand, Dr. Alan Goldberg

Sport Psychology (2016)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadFEATURES*Emphasis on real-world examples and contemporary athletes in every chapter*Connects to students on a personal level through “Test Yourself” features that enable students to rate themselves on various issues, attitudes, and behaviors and apply what they’ve learned to their own lives*Emphasizes research with a thorough review of research methods in the first chapter and “Research in Action” boxes throughout that explore thought-provoking topics like the impact of superstition on athletic…
Author(s): Catherine Sanderson

Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Applications in Sport Psychology (2011)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadBiofeedback and neurofeedback hold tremendous potential in sport and performance applications to train the body and mind to work together, but remain underutilized. AAPB’s newest book, Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Applications in Sport Psychology will teach the practitioner: To apply biofeedback and neurofeedback to athletes and others wanting to gain a competitive advantage. The latest advances in technology and hardware, including wireless equipment options.
Author(s): Benjamin W. Strack, PhD, et al.

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications (2011)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadSport Psychology: Concepts and Applications shows how concepts supported by current scientific research can be used to address issues and situations encountered everyday by physical activity specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes.
Author(s): Richard H Cox

Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance (2014)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadApplied Sport Psychology was written to introduce readers to psychological theories and techniques that can be used to enhance performance and personal growth of sport participants from youth to elite levels.
Author(s): Williams Professor, Jean M., Vikki Krane

Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice (5th Edition) (2011)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To Readprovides a comprehensive overview of sport and exercise psychology. It outlines the theoretical framework and provides the necessary psychological foundation of sport psychology while offering a real-life handbook approach to using psychological strategies as a sport participant and coach.
Author(s): Mark H. Anshel

The Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation (2013)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadAthletes routinely use psychological skills and interventions for performance enhancement but, perhaps surprisingly, not always to assist in recovery from injury. This book demonstrates the ways in which athletes and practitioners can transfer psychological skills to an injury and rehabilitation setting, to enhance recovery and the well-being of the athlete.
Author(s): Monna Arvinen-Barrow

Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches: Developing Champions in Sports and Life (2012)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadTwo seasoned sport psychologists help coaches understand the psychology of young athletes and provide guidelines for winning strategies that benefit athletes in sports and life. They cover issues like motivation, leadership behavior, values, life skills development and other topics, enabling coaches to have a lasting positive influence on youth.
Author(s): Ronald E. Smith

Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable (Sports for the Soul) (Volume 1) (2016)

 Best Sport Psychology Books To ReadIf you want to take control of your life and achieve your biggest dreams, you must develop a “warrior mindset.” This book will show you how to stop thinking like a victim and start thinking like a warrior.
Author(s): Darrin Donnelly

Best Sport Psychology Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some sport psychology books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Handbook of Sport Psychology, 2 Volume Set

Author(s): Gershon Tenenbaum (editor), Robert C. Eklund (editor)
ID: 2581296, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2020, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Handbook of embodied cognition and sport psychology

Author(s): Cappuccio, Massimiliano
ID: 2435579, Publisher: The MIT Press, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Handbook of sport psychology

Author(s): Gershon Tenenbaum (editor); Robert Charles Eklund (editor)
ID: 2538343, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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