Sport, Psychology and Christianity
The majority of sport psychology research to date has been underpinned and driven by a secular perspective. There is an urgent need for sport psychologists to better understand the relevance of Christian faith in athletes’ sporting experiences and day-to-day lives in order to improve their performance and well-being. Sport, Psychology and Christianity is the first book to consider the relationship between sport psychology provision and Christianity from a welfare and performance perspective.
Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in the field, the book includes chapters on:
The role of faith in sport injury rehabilitation
Christian belief and resilience during injury
The pitfalls of perfectionism in sport
Collaboration between sport psychologist and club chaplain
Ethical considerations when working with spiritual athletes
Reflective practice in sport psychology consultancy
Offering a holistic approach to improving athlete welfare and performance where faith and spirituality are core tenets of well-being, this volume is a critical and timely resource for students, researchers and practitioners working in sport psychology; sport and spirituality; or religion, sports chaplaincy and allied roles and professions.
- 2019 Brian Hemmings, Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker
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