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Baseball Psychology

By Jack Helber
  • ISBN Code: : 1642989045
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Pages : 46
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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This book has taken several years to finalize into a finished product. In reality, though, it can never be finished because in baseball as well as life, new situations can arise daily or in a game that can cause mental turmoil. This book is about how to combat the mental problems that the game can create. Young players and their coaches spend endless hours in developing physical fundamental skills while spending very little time or effort in the development of the mental fundamentals. This book

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: strength-training-for-baseball.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Baseball programs at all levels recognize the competitive edge that can be gained by their athletes through targeted resistance training programs. Every Major League Baseball team, most minor league teams, the top 25 ranked college baseball teams, and even some high schools (depending on the level and size) have a full-time strength and conditioning professional on staff. With Strength Training for Baseball, you will gain insights into to how amateur to professional baseball players are trained, and you will learn to apply those best practices with your own team to gain a winning advantage. Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training for Baseball explains the value of resistance training for baseball athletes—backed by practical experience, evidence-based training methodologies, and research. The book will help you understand the specific physical demands of each position—pitchers, catchers, middle infielders, corner infielders, center fielders, and corner outfielders—so you can design program that translate to performance on the field. You will also find the following: 13 detailed protocols to test baseball athletes’ strength, power, speed, agility, body composition, and anthropometry 11 total body resistance exercises with 13 variations 19 lower body exercises with 29 variations 28 upper body exercises with 38 variations 23 anatomical core exercises with 11 variations 34 sample programs for off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason resistance training Each resistance training exercise consists of a series of photos and a detailed list of primary muscles trained, beginning position and movement phases, modifications and variations, and coaching tips to guide you in selecting the right exercises for a program. You’ll also learn how to structure those programs based on the goals and length of each season and for each position. Backed by the NSCA and the knowledge and experience of successful high school, college, and professional baseball strength and conditioning professionals, Strength Training for Baseball is the authoritative resource for creating baseball-specific resistance training programs to help your athletes optimize their strength and successfully transfer that strength and power to the baseball field.

Social Psychology

By Saul Kassin,Steven Fein,Hazel Rose Markus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 0357122828
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: social-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kassin/Fein/Markus' SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 11th Edition, brings chapter concepts to life through a unique emphasis on current events in sports, music, entertainment, technology, social media, business, world politics and more. Combining scholarship with real-world illustrations, it helps you understand the field of social psychology through engaging connections to everyday life. Integrating both classic and emerging research, the text delivers comprehensive coverage of social cognition and applications to law, business, and health and well-being. In addition, author Hazel Rose Markus, a respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology, integrates culture and diversity topics into every chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Social Psychology of Aggression

By Barbara Krahé
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1136177728
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 879
  • Pdf File: the-social-psychology-of-aggression.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second edition of this textbook provides a thoroughly revised, updated and expanded overview of social psychological research on aggression. The first part of the book covers the definition and measurement of aggression, presents major theories and examines the development of aggression. It also covers the role of situational factors in eliciting aggression, and the impact of using violent media. The second part of the book focuses on specific forms and manifestations of aggression. It includes chapters on aggression in everyday life, sexual aggression and domestic violence against children, intimate partners and elders. There are two new chapters in this part addressing intergroup aggression and terrorism. The concluding chapter explores strategies for reducing and preventing aggression. The book will be essential reading for students and researchers in psychology and related disciplines. It will also be of interest to practitioners working with aggressive individuals and groups, and to policy makers dealing with aggression as a social problem.

Drunk Tank Pink

By Adam Alter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101605782
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: drunk-tank-pink.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times bestseller! A revelatory look at how our environment unconsciously yet dramatically shapes the judgments and decisions we make every day Most of us go through life believing that we are in control of the choices we make—that we think and behave almost independently from the world around us. But as Drunk Tank Pink illustrates, the truth is our environment shapes our thoughts and actions in myriad ways without our permission or even our knowledge. Armed with surprising data and endlessly fascinating examples, Adam Alter addresses the subtle but substantial ways in which outside forces influence us—such as color’s influence on mood, our bias in favor of names with which we identify, and how sunny days can induce optimism as well as aggression. Drunk Tank Pink proves that the truth behind our feelings and actions goes much deeper than the choices we take for granted every day.

The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence

By Clive R. Hollin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118598474
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: the-psychology-of-interpersonal-violence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence is a textbook which gives comprehensive coverage of interpersonal violence - exploring the various violent acts that occur between individuals in contemporary society. Examines in detail the controversial use of corporal punishment Explores ways that psychology can add to our understanding of interpersonal violence Offers directions for future research that can help to prevent or reduce incidents of interpersonal violence

Psychology

By Daniel L. Schacter,Daniel T. Gilbert,Matthew K. Nock,Daniel M. Wegner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Book Code : 1319240135
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This bestselling textbook brings the latest developments in psychology to students in a signature writing style that will inspire a lifelong love of science. The authors--respected researchers and writers of popular press titles--invite students to join them on a tour of their favorite subject--psychological science. The new edition takes a closer look at the role psychology plays in our society, with new material in Chapter 2 that looks at the truth about psychological science, the rate of replication in published studies, and how critical thinking is foundational in science and life. Chapter 1 presents a new look at the history of the science with unexpected stories and new insights into its surprising origins. Each chapter has been fully updated with research and examples to portray a field that is constantly evolving and illuminating the world today. Combined with LaunchPad, including the LearningCurve adaptive quizzing system, the new Fifth Edition is a powerful way to introduce students to the science of psychology.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

By Neil J. Salkind
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452265836
  • Total of Pages : 1208
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 262
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-educational-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The field of educational psychology draws from a variety of diverse disciplines including human development across the life span, measurement and statistics, learning and motivation, and teaching. And within these different disciplines, many other fields are featured including psychology, anthropology, education, sociology, public health, school psychology, counseling, history, and philosophy. In fact, when taught at the college or university level, educational psychology is an ambitious course that undertakes the presentation of many different topics all tied together by the theme of how the individual can best function in an "educational" setting, loosely defined as anything from pre-school through adult education. Educational psychology can be defined as the application of what we know about learning and motivation, development, and measurement and statistics to educational settings (both school- and community-based).

The Phenomenon

By Rick Ankiel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 1610396871
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: the-phenomenon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. And then, after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty-five, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround: returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons. This book is an incredible story about a universal experience--pressure--and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be.

Ninety Percent Mental

By Bob Tewksbury
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0738234931
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 795
  • Pdf File: ninety-percent-mental.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.