Are We Winning Yet?

How Women are Changing Sports and Sports are Changing Women

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Author: Mariah Burton Nelson

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394575766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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Essays discuss women's athletics, high school sports, success against male competitors, treatment by the press, mixed doubles, and body building

Sport Psychology in Practice

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Author: Mark B. Andersen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736037112

Category: Education

Page: 338

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Just another applied sport psych book? Hardly. Get ready to take off in uncharted territory with Sport Psychology in Practice,which delves into complex, sensitive, and even taboo topics that many other texts have not approached. Compiled by renowned psychologist Mark Andersen, this text presents comprehensive and realistic dialogues between athletes and sport psychologists. These exchanges provide a real-world sensibility to the topics expressed in the book. The text guides readers through these situations: -Understanding the dynamics of a variety of issues, including alcohol abuse and violence, referral processes, erotic transference and countertransference, and communication problems between coaches and athletes -Working with diverse clients, including athletes of color, gay and lesbian athletes, and disabled athletes -Presenting to and working with entire teams -Plumbing the depths of several complex topics, including eating disorders and injury and identity issues In addition to covering some of these complex and deeply personal topics, the text details the fundamental issues of applied sport psychology, including developing the consultant–client relationship and connecting with teams, coaches, and individuals. In dealing with relationships a sport psychologist would typically face, Sport Psychology in Practiceaddresses serious ethical and philosophical issues and asks more general questions about the field and how to work with clients. Sport Psychology in Practicecontains insights from an elite list of contributors who explain, using real-life examples, how they successfully and ethically “do” sport psychology. Methods that have worked for the most respected practitioners in the field are presented with an informal, engaging approach and rely substantially on dialogue and actual experiences. In addition, the book offers expert commentary after three chapters, expanding on the issues within each of those chapters. It includes an afterword that analyzes the key points in the book. This book is a great starting point for discussion among students and long-time practitioners regarding how the field should evolve and what issues should continue to be debated. Part I of Sport Psychology in Practiceaddresses the processes of presenting sport psychology to groups, including youths and disabled athletes. Part II tackles the complex issues surrounding athletes' concerns and ethical situations. The authors discuss cases that required great compassion in dealing with athletes in fragile conditions and precarious situations. Part III explores issues related to working with diverse athletes, including athletes of color and gay and lesbian athletes. You will consider the challenges these athletes face, the development of the relationships between the athletes and sport psychologists, and considerations of sport psychologists' own prejudices and human frailty. Sport Psychology in Practicecovers the fundamentals and delves into complex and even threatening areas. It pushes the practice of sport psychology further than most other texts. With its coverage of taboo topics and its occasional use of frank language, it will be sure to provoke debate, discussion, and controversy—and to be a solid resource for students and professionals alike.

Women, Media and Sport

Challenging Gender Values

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Author: Pamela J. Creedon

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452254672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This book - the first to link feminism, sport and media theory - provides a broad cultural studies orientation. In addition to a theoretical analysis, it provides a practical look at models of sport, media effects and the construction of the sportswoman and women's sports. Divided into three parts, the book: provides an overview of the three areas; focuses on the print and broadcast media portrayal of women's sport, examining such issues as the relationship of sports promotion to media representations of women's sports and the ways in which sports reporting is taught to future journalists; and seeks to develop a new model for the future.

Sports for Her

A Reference Guide for Teenage Girls

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Author: Penny Hastings

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305511

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

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Discusses issues related to girls' participation in sports and provides information on the rules, equipment, training, and more for eight sports which high school girls are most likely to play.

American lawn tennis

official organ of United States National Lawn Tennis Association

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