The best-selling sport and exercise psychology book

17 July 2014, 12:05

The the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field.

Written by internationally respected authors, it provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Normal Price: £64.99 l €84.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £51.99 l €67.60

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Free Podcast on High Performance Training for Sports

14 July 2014, 16:26

PodcastDavid Joyce, joint author of High Performance Training for Sports has recorded Part One of a Podcast series based on the book, with Jeremy Boone (Coach Your Best). In the podcast David discusses his background and what inspired him to write this book? He details exactly who can benefit from the book and what he means by the concept of the modern athlete. He goes on to explain the difference between Movement Freedom and Movement Control and the relationship between low back pain and a hula hoop. The concept of ‘Injury as an Opportunity’ is also discussed as is why the psychology of injury is so important to address in a return to play programme. Listen to it now >>

International Sports Science & Sports Medicine Conference 2014

11 July 2014, 15:34

ISSSMCInternational Sports Science & Sports Medicine Conference
Northumbria University
19th – 21st August 2014

As usual this years’ Conference will feature presentations by, and discussions with, 30 leading global experts in all aspects of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, including HK authors Iñigo Mujika and Vicky Tolfrey.

Human Kinetics will also have a display of books at the event where visitors can browse some of the latest books covering a whole range of relevant Sport Science and Medicine topics, including the eagerly anticipated new release, High Performance Training for Sport.

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Chokers or Champs, the art of the penalty shootout

10 July 2014, 11:14

Sneider penalty missFollowing Holland’s dramatic exit on penalties in the 2014 World Cup semi final, it is worth looking back at a report by researchers at the University of Exeter which showed for the first time the effect of anxiety on a footballer’s eye movements while taking a penalty.

The study showed that when penalty takers are anxious they are more likely to look at and focus on the centrally positioned goalkeeper.

Due to the tight coordination between gaze control and motor control, focusing on the goalkeeper means shots also tend to centralise, making them easier to save.

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Many schools are neglecting students’ health and wellbeing, warn experts

13 May 2014, 23:30

obese-childrenMany schools in England are neglecting – and may be actively harming – students’ health and wellbeing, warn experts in an editorial published on

Professor Chris Bonell at the Institute of Education and colleagues argue that education policy shouldn’t focus solely on academic attainment.

Education policy in England “increasingly encourages schools to maximise students’ academic attainment and ignore their broader wellbeing, personal development, and health,” they write.

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Serves, nerves and on-court dominance

7 May 2014, 08:56

Thought provoking and original, Tennisology delves into the science, psychology and history of tennis, the world’s most popular individual sport, in search of the factors that truly influence successful on-court play.

Based on the latest research, statistics and analysis, Tennisology provides fascinating insights and observations on development, conditioning and performance.

Readers will also discover how to apply the laws of physics to improve accuracy and consistency of shots and serves; how to structure training to minimise fatigue in lengthy matches; and how technology has affected the way the game is played, officiated and coached.

Normal price: £13.99 I €18.20
HK Rewards Members’ price: £11.19 I €14.56

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How to mentally prepare for a marathon

11 April 2014, 14:18

The London Marathon will see serious runners who have physically trained for months to prepare for the legendary race, still fail to achieve the times they are capable of.

According to Julian Goater, a world-class runner and running coach, serious runners have to do more than just the physically training and must also prepare themselves psychologically and develop mental strength in order to succeed.

“All of us are physically capable of far greater feats than we think, if only we can harness the power of the mind,” says Goater. “There are a number of things we can do to make ourselves mentally stronger and to give ourselves the best chances of being psychologically fit and aggressive on the day of the race.”

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Making the shift to more active and healthy lifestyles

14 February 2014, 00:02

Applied Health Fitness Psychology considers behavioural issues regarding exercise and nutrition using a research to practice approach.

This comprehensive text explains how health fitness psychology has developed into a wide-ranging discipline that can be used in various exercise, fitness and health settings, allowing both current and future practitioners to assist their patients or clients in adopting healthier lifestyles.

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The Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology

11 November 2013, 10:53

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The Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology

Dec. 16th-17th

This year’s Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society will feature a full and varied programme with keynote speeches by Professor Marc Jones of Staffordshire University whose chosen subject is “Adventures in Psychological Stress: From Playing Field to Country Park” and Professor Vincent Walsh of University College London who will present “Sport and the Brain: Why it matters”.

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Lying to win

24 October 2013, 15:31

PlaceboThe early history of placebos reveals how lies have been used by credentialed professionals to achieve desired outcomes.

An article in the November issue of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance introduces an intriguing Thomas Jefferson quote from 1807 addressing “pious fraud”: “One of the most successful physicians I have ever known has assured me that he used more bread pills, drops of colored water and powders of hickory ashes, than of all other medicines put together”.

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