1st Edition

The Psychology of Performance





ISBN 9781138219205
Published April 25, 2018 by Routledge
114 Pages

USD $14.95

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Book Description

Why is performing under pressure often so difficult? What strategies can help us deliver our best performance? How can we boost our self-confidence?

The Psychology of Performance explores the key psychological factors that affect our ability to cope under pressure, whether it’s competing in a sport, appearing in front of an audience, or meeting a tight deadline. It looks at how we develop skills through learning and practice, and how self-confidence and decision-making can be sharpened to boost our expertise. The book explains how to develop the best mindset for performance, and shows how factors such as sleep, nutrition, and rest and recovery can influence our moods and how we function.

When we need to perform a task with little room for error, The Psychology of Performance helps us to understand how to do this to the best of our ability.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

Chapter One

Introduction

Chapter Two

Learning the ropes: becoming an expert

Chapter Three

The impact of confidence on performance

Chapter Four

Making the right decision when it counts

Chapter Five

Factors determining psychological performance

Chapter Six

Practicing for performance

Further Reading

References

INDEX

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Author(s)

Biography

Stewart T. Cotterill is a Consultant Sport and Performance Psychologist, and a leadership and performance researcher at the AECC University College, UK.

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Companion Website

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