The Sport Psych Handbook
By Shane Murphy, editor
Reviewed by Bill Cole, MS, MA
Shane Murphy was the Chief Sports Psychologist
for the United States Olympic Committee at the Olympic Training
Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for seven years. I highly recommend
this book. It is well written, comprehensive, and edited by a leader
in the field. Shane Murphy is also a former president of the division
of sport and exercise psychology of the American Psychological Association
(APA) and is a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of
Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP).
This 135-page book covers virtually every topic in sports psychology:
- Inner drive
- Communication skills
- Training and performing skills
- Stress control
- Anger management
- The psychology of injuries
- Eating disorders and substance abuse
- Consumerism in sports psychology
- The training of sports psychologists
Other authors in this book are also top sports
psychologists and academic sports psychology researchers and writers.
This book can be purchased at Amazon.com.