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Books and Journals

Division 47 maintains this list of books, journals and publishing companies that offer specialized content to excercise and sport psychology professionals.

Books for Practitioners and Scientists

  • Andersen, M. (Ed.). (2005). Sport psychology in practice. Champaign, IL: HKP.

  • Andersen, M. (Ed.). (2000). Doing sport psychology. Champaign, IL: HKP.

  • Aoyagi, M. W., & Poczwardowski, A. (Eds.). (2012). Expert approaches to sport psychology: Applied theories of performance excellence. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

  • Brown, J., & Fenske, M. (2010). The winner's brain: 8 strategies great minds use to achieve success. Cambridge, MA: DaCapo Press.

  • Caroon, A., Hausenblas. H., & Estabrooks, P. (2003). The psychology of physical activity. New York: McGraw-Hill.

  • Etzel, E. (2009). Counseling and psychological services for college student-athletes. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

  • Dorfman, H. (2005). Coaching the mental game: Leadership, philosophies and strategies for peak performance in sports and everyday life. New York: Taylor Trade Publishing.

  • Gardner, F., & Moore, Z. (2006). Clinical sport psychology. Champaign, IL: HKP.  

  • Goldberg, A.S. (2005). Sports slump busting. Coral Springs, FL: Llumina Press.

  • Hanrahan, S., & Andersen, M. (Eds.) (2010). Routledge handbook of applied sport psychology. New York: Routledge.

  • Hays, K., & Brown, C. (2004). You're on! Consulting for peak performance.Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Herrigel, E. (1953). Zen and the art of archery. New York: Vintage Books

  • Hogg, J. M. (1997). Mental skills for young athletes: A mental skills workbook for athletes 12 years and under. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Sport Excel.

  • Janssen, J. (2002). Championship team building: What every coach needs to know to build a motivated, committed, and cohesive team. Cary, NC: Winning the Mental Game.

  • Kellmann, M. (Ed.) (2001). Enhancing recovery: Preventing underperformance in athletes. Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Publishing.  

  • Leith, L. (2002). Foundations of exercise and mental health. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

  • Leonard, G. (1991). Mastery: The keys to success and long-term fulfillment. New York: Penguin.

  • Lesyk, J. (1998). Developing sport psychology within your clinical practice: A practical guide for mental health professionals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  • LeUnes, A. (2008). Sport psychology (4th ed.). New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.

  • Murphy, S. (2005). The sport psychology handbook. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing.

  • Nideffer, R. & Simon-Segal, M. (2001). Assessment in sport psychology. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

  • Orlick, T. (2008). (4th ed.). In pursuit of excellence: How to win in sport and life through mental training. Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Publishing.

  • Ravizza, K., & Hanson, T. (1995). Heads up baseball: Playing the game one pitch at a time. New York: McGraw-Hill.

  • Smith, D., & Bar-Eli, M. (Eds.) (2007). Essential readings in sport and exercise psychology. Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Publishing.

  • Taylor, J., & Wilson, G. (Eds.) (2005). Applying sport psychology. Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Publishing.

  • Tennenbaum, G., & Eklund, R. (Eds). (2007). Handbook of sport psychology (3rd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Tennenbaum, G., Eklund, R., & Kamata, A. (Eds). (2012). Measurement in sport and exercise psychology. Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Publishing.

  • Thompson, R., & Sherman, R. (2010). Eating disorders in sport. New York: Taylor & Francis.

  • Van Raalte, J., & Brewer, B. (Eds.). (2002). Exploring sport and exercise psychology (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Williams, J. (Ed.). (2010). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Books for Athletes and Coaches

  • Burton, D. & Raedeke, T. D. (2008). Sport Psychology for Coaches. Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics

  • Kirschenbaum, D. (1997). Mind matters: Seven steps to smarter sport performance. Carmel, IN: Cooper (317) 574-9338. 

  • Lidor, R. & Henschen, K. P. (2003). The psychology of team sports. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Exercise and Sport Psychology Journals

Publishing Companies

  • FIT Publishing 
    International Center for Performance Excellence
    School of Physical Education, West Virginia University
    262 Coliseum, WVU-PE
    PO Box 6116
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6116
    Telephone: (304) 293-6888

  • Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. 
    Box 5076
    Champaign, IL 61825-5076
    Telephone: (800) 747-4457

  • Sport Information Resource Center 
    180 Elgin Street, Suite 1400
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K2P 2K3
    Telephone: (613) 231-7472

Companies publish a variety of trade books and texts intended to benefit practitioners, students, athletes, and coaches.

Date created: 2011
Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology