Rethinking Sport and Exercise Psychology Research

Past, Present and Future

  • Peter Hassmén
  • Richard Keegan
  • David Piggott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 1-35
  3. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 37-57
  4. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 59-82
  5. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 83-104
  6. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 105-129
  7. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 131-163
  8. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 165-194
  9. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 195-220
  10. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 221-242
  11. Peter Hassmén, Richard Keegan, David Piggott
    Pages 243-276
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 277-312

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a comprehensive historical account of the evolution of Sport and Exercise Psychology research, charting the progression of the field from the early days when well-controlled experimental research was the standard, to the subsequent paradigm war between positivism, post-positivism and constructivism. The book challenges current thinking and makes a plea for a move towards a future in which the accumulation of knowledge is at the core of Sport and Exercise research, rather than simply methods and measurements. The result is a critique not only of exercise and sport psychology, but of psychological research methods more broadly. It will be of great interest to researchers and students working in Sport Science, Research Methods, and Psychology. 

Keywords

critical psychology exercise personality psychology research social psychology social science sociology sports

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Hassmén
    • 1
  • Richard Keegan
    • 2
  • David Piggott
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Health and Human SciencesSouthern Cross UniversityCoffs HarbourAustralia
  2. 2.Research Institute for Sport and ExerciseUniversity of CanberraCanberra Australian Capital TerritoryAustralia
  3. 3.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-48338-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-48337-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48338-6
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