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by Michael Sheard

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ISBN:
041549110X
Author:
Michael Sheard
Category:
Psychology & Counseling
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge; 1 edition (August 15, 2009)
Pages:
160 pages
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1249 kb
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1464 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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Michael Sheard has established himself as a leading authority on mental toughness.

Michael Sheard has established himself as a leading authority on mental toughness. Dr. Sheard’s discussion of the factors which contribute to the development of mental toughness – cultural influences in particular – is also illuminating.

Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport - by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. Now packed with even more rigorous scientific evidence and bang up-to-date anecdotes from the world of sport, the book presents a fascinating explanation of why some athletes are successful, and how and why they stay on to. ental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievementwill be essential reading for all sport psychology, sport science, sport studies, and coaching students.

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Concluding Mental Toughness. Michael Sheard has managed to successfully draw together a wide range of academic and applied material to dissect the phenomenon of mental toughness. Author(s) Bio. Michael Sheard has been a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Teesside and York St John Universities. He has published widely on mental toughness, hardiness, and positive psychology. The underlying academic credentials are extremely sound and are coupled with an engaging presentation style which I find very appealing. More by Michael Sheard. The Achievement Mindset: Understanding Mental Toughness. Yes, Mr Bronson: Memoirs of a Bum Actor.

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Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport – by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book provides a definitive and readable overview of the area, and presents the cutting-edge research in the field of mental toughness.

The book introduces the historical and conceptual arguments behind this research, and looks at the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport performers. It suggests that mental toughness is a personality style and mindset, presenting a case for its inclusion within the positive psychological paradigm. The book also explores various measures ofthis conceptand their psychometric properties, and considers cultural and national perspectives as well as the possibility of mental toughness heredity. Sheard exposes the development and maintenance of mental toughness as a factor for successful sport and life performance, and discusses the possibilities for future research on the subject.

This book is unique in considering the idea of mental toughness as an 'achievement mindset' and is an invaluable resource for sport and exercise psychology and science students and lecturers. It also provides an important reference for sport participants, coaches, and enthusiasts.

  • นℕĨĈტℝ₦
Awesome book! Purchased to start reading at the beginning of my dissertation process. This isn't a light read, heavily cited with an abundance of rich research. This is more geared toward academia, not leisure reading. Great information! Definitely helped kick start my dissertation.
  • Nagor
Ridiculous book. Repeats the same concept over and over.
  • Fenrikree
This review is written with the sole purpose of warning potential readers that its target audience is the academia that it is of little practical use to sportsman of any sort. Of the 262 pages, 124 are appendices and references, with always more than five sources quoted on each content page. It reminded me of a piece I recently read "Why Is Academic Writing So Academic? by Joshua Rothman" on The New Yorker, that "Academic prose is, ideally, impersonal, written by one disinterested mind for other equally disinterested minds. But, because it's intended for a very small audience of hyper-knowledgable, mutually acquainted specialists, it's actually among the most personal writing there is. If journalists sound friendly, that's because they're writing for strangers. With academics, it's the reverse." In case you want to learn something you may be able to make use of, 10-Minute Toughness by Jason Selk will be a better choice.

p.s. Sorry that the only enjoyable stuff of it is the few quotes in the beginning of each chapter.
Chapter 1: A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Chapter 2: The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chapter 3: Self control and resistance to distractions. Optimism in adversity. A personality in balance. - Marcus Aurelius
Chapter 4: Accuracy is a duty, not a virtue. - A.E. Housman
Chapter 6: To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. - Cardinal John Henry Newman