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Sports books

Motivation and Emotion in Sport, Reversal Theory

Why did Michael Jordan quit basketball and take up baseball? Why was Martina Navratilova so successful as a professional tennis player? These and many other questions about aspects of motivation and emotion in sport are addressed in this book which is newly available in paperback. Reversal theory’s systematic conceptual framework allows a unique perspective for…

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Flow in Sports

Describes how athletes reach a high level of performance in which they feel perfectly attuned toward their sport

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Scientific books

Science Education and Student Diversity, Synthesis and Research Agenda

The achievement gaps in science and the under-representation of minorities in science-related fields have long been a concern of the nation. This book examines the roots of this problem by providing a comprehensive, ‘state of the field’ analysis and synthesis of current research on science education for minority students. Research from a range of theoretical…

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Understanding Psychology as a Science, An Introduction to Scientific and Statistical Inference

What makes psychology a science? What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zolt├ín Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates…

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Psychopathology, The Evolving Science of Mental Disorder

The scientific study of mental disorder is exciting today because of new discoveries in molecular genetics, cognitive processes, neurochemistry and neuroanatomy. Psychopathology combines these fields of research to present a comprehensive picture of psychosis. In this important volume, distinguished investigators from these fields present new findings from their laboratories, as well as perspectives on areas…

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Methods Matter:Improving Causal Inference in Educational and Social Science Research, Improving Causal Inference in Educational and Social Science Research

Educational policy-makers around the world constantly make decisions about how to use scarce resources to improve the education of children. Unfortunately, their decisions are rarely informed by evidence on the consequences of these initiatives in other settings. Nor are decisions typically accompanied by well-formulated plans to evaluate their causal impacts. As a result, knowledge about…

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Sports books

The Psychology of Doping in Sport

This is the first book to draw together cutting-edge research on the psychological processes underlying doping use in sport and exercise, thereby filling an important gap in our understanding of this centrally important issue in contemporary sport. Covering diverse areas of psychology such as social cognition, automatic and controlled processes, moral decision-making, and societal and…

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Funny books

Laugh Tactics, Master Conversational Humor and Be Funny On Command – Think Quickly On Your Feet

Exact phrases to develop your sense of humor, master witty remarks, make people laugh, and be funnier – even if you’re not naturally funny. Laugh Tactics is full of strategies that dissect, break down, and analyze all of the types of humor that you’ll encounter in daily conversation – stuff you can really use with…

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Scientific books

The Science of Self-report, Implications for Research and Practice

Rigorous methodological techniques have been developed in the last decade to improve the reliability and accuracy of self reports from research volunteers and patients about their pain, mood, substance abuse history, or dietary habits. This book presents cutting-edge research on optimal methods for obtaining self-reported information for use in the evaluation of scientific hypothesis, in…

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Thanks!, How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier

A proponent of the field of positive psychology offers a close-up study of the positive influence on people’s lives of the systematic cultivation of gratitude, explaining how the practice of grateful thinking can increase one’s chances for happiness and help one cope more effectively with stress, recover more quickly from illness, enjoy better physical health,…