Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology (Hardback)Jeffrey J. Martin (author)
Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 09/11/2017
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Historically, very few sport and exercise psychologists and professionals from related fields such as disability and rehabilitation have conducted thorough research on individuals with disabilities engaged in sport and exercise. The tide is turning, however, as growing media attention and familiarity with the Paralympics and the Wounded Warrior Project begins capturing the attention of researchers everywhere. By addressing this gap, Jeffrey J. Martin's compelling Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology is one of the first comprehensive overviews of this important field of study. In this volume, Martin, an accomplished professor of exercise psychology, shines a light on a variety of topics ranging from the philosophy, athletic identity, participation motivation, quality of life, social and environmental barriers, body image, and intellectual impairments among many others. Based on the author's own experience and insight, a majority of these topic discussions are accompanied by thoughtful directions for future research and exploration. Designed to spark conversation and initiate new avenues of research, the Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology will allow for readers to look outside the traditional literature focusing solely on able-bodied individuals and, instead, develop a much larger perspective on sport and exercise psychology today.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 1020 g
Dimensions: 261 x 186 x 32 mm
"Jeffrey Martin is widely recognized as the leading scholar on disability sport and exercise psychology, and that expertise comes through in this Handbook. In compiling this volume, Dr. Martin demonstrates the grit of a marathon runner with his attention to detail, persistence and resilience, as well as his thoughtful reflection. Many handbooks summarize research, but unlike many sport and exercise psychology works, this handbook delves deeper into the issues. This book not only provides a wealth of information, but much food for thought." --Diane L. Gill, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"A decade in the making, the Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology is a tour-de-force, serving as the first major work on the subject. At once authoritative and comprehensive, the Handbook has the breadth and depth more typical of an edited volume, but with the steady, unifying voice of a single author. With coverage of topics ranging from philosophy of science to psychological intervention across the sport and exercise domains, a project of this scope was a Herculean undertaking. Jeffrey Martin was clearly up to the task, crafting an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners alike."
--Britton W. Brewer, Professor, Department of Psychology, Springfield College
"Martin's incisive critique of disability scholarship, comprehensive overview of disability sport and exercise psychology knowledge, and thoughtful presentation of next research opportunities makes his text an instant classic. An accessible and complete volume, the Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology will be regarded as the defining resource that catalyzes the next wave of advances on this important topic."
--Alan L. Smith, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University
"Jeffrey Martin, a preeminent scholar, in the psychology of disability in sport and exercise, presents the first truly comprehensive textbook addressing the current literature on this topic. This text represent a pinnacle in Dr. Martin's contributions to his discipline that will likely catapult the field and ignite new ideas from investigators and practitioners. This text's unique contribution to the literature is most apparent when considering phenomenological differences between able-bodied versus disabled, movement-associated identity, and considerations for performance enhancement. Not surprisingly, these contributions broaden our knowledge of the human movement experience for both able-bodied and disabled." --Edmund Acevedo, Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University
"The goal of the Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology is to fill a gap between research and the attention paid to traditional sports and athletes and research from related fields, particularly disability. Martin (Wayne State Univ.) unquestionably achieves that goal. The sport and exercise psychology literature is soundly reviewed and incorporated in this volume, but Martin's focus is on athletes with disabilities and the fundamentally different approach that must be taken to assist these individuals in maximizing their performance and potential.
"Besides bringing this athlete area into the mainstream conversation, perhaps the most important contribution this handbook makes to the field is a consistent connection of the topics discussed to both the literature and suggestions for future research. Martin does all this with clear and concise language, wonderful chapter introductions, and a feel for balancing scientific rigor with practical application. An invaluable resource for anyone seeking to work with the full range of athletes out there. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Professionals and general readers." --CHOICE
"This handbook concisely brings together a diverse body of literature, highlighting research gaps that can continue to push the field of disability sport and exercise psychology forward. We recommend this handbook to be used by higher education instructors to provoke discussions among undergraduate and graduate students. This handbook can also be used by researchers to guide future investigations. The topic of disability sport and exercise psychology is a rapidly advancing discipline where many theoretical and applied developments are underway to address some of the knowledge gaps identified in this handbook. We are pleased to see this textbook pave the way for the study of disability sport and exercise psychology within higher education." --Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly
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