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Performance Psychology

Recommended Reading

Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance, Jean M. Williams, (Ed.), (6th Edition), Mc Graw-Hill Humanities, New York, 2009.

Athlete’s Guide to Mental Training, Robert M. Nideffer, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, 1985.

Audition Success: An Olympic Sports Psychologist Teaches Performing Artists How to Win, Don Greene, Ph.D., Routledge, New York, 2001.

Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists and Musicians, Eric Maisel, Ph.D., New World Library, Novato, 2005.

Developing Sport Psychology Within Your Clinical Practice, Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1998.

Doing Sport Psychology, M.B. Anderson, (Ed.), Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, 2000.

Fearless Creating: A Step-by-Step Guide To Starting and Completing Your Work of Art, Eric Maisel, Ph.D., Tarcher/Putnam, 1995.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, M. Csikszentmihalyi, HarperCollins, New York, 1990.

Imagery in Sport, T. Morris, A. P. Watt & M. Spittle, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, 2005.

In Pursuit of Excellence: How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training, Terry Orlick, Ph.D., Leisure Press, Champaign, IL. 1990.

Mining the College Market: How to Make Six Figures per Year Speaking for Colleges, Universities & Adult Schools, Mike Rounds, CPM Systems, Rancho Palos Verdes, 2009.

Notes from the Green Room: Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Musical Performance, Paul G. Salmon and Robert G. Meyer, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1992.

Performance Anxiety: A Workbook for Actors, Singers, Dancers and Anyone Who Performs in Public, Eric Maisel, Ph.D., Back Stage Books, New York, 2005.

Performance Psychology in Action, Kate F. Hayes (Ed.), American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., 2009.

Performance Success: Performing Your Best Under Pressure, Don Greene, Ph.D., Routledge, New York and London, 2002.

Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance, Dr. James B. Maas, Villard Books, New York, 1998.

Psyched to Win: How to Master Mental Skills to Improve Your Physical Performance, Robert M. Nideffer, Leisure Press, Illinois, 1992.

Psychology for Performing Artists, Glenn D. Wilson, Wiley, New York, 2001.

Self-efficacy: The Exercise of Control, Albert Bandura, Freeman, New York, 1997.

Sport Psychology in Practice, M.B. Anderson, (Ed.), Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, 2005.

Stress Inoculation Training, D. Meichenbaum, Pergamon Press, New York, 1985.

The Achievement Zone: An 8-Step guide to peak performance in all areas of life, Shane Murphy, Ph.D., Berkley Books, New York, 1996.

The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green with W. Timothy Gallwey, Doubleday, New York, 1986.

The Mental Game of Golf: A Guide to Peak Performance, Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D., Diamond Communications, Inc., Indiana, 1994.

The New Toughness Training for Sports, James E. Loehr, Penguin Books, New York, 1994.

The Person Behind the Mask: Guide to Performing Arts Psychology, Linda H. Hamilton, Ablex Publishing, San Fransisco, 1997.

The Sport Psychologist’s Handbook: A Guide for Sport-Specific Performance Enhancement, Joaquin Dosil (Editor), Wiley, England, 2006.

The Trading Athlete: Winning the Mental Game of Online Trading, Shane Murphy, Ph.D. and Doug Hirschon, M.S., Wiley, New York, 2001.

Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within, Dennis Palumbo, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2000.

You’re On! Consulting for Peak Performance, Kate F. Hays & Charles H. Brown Jr., American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., 2004.

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Recommended Articles

Behncke, Luke. Mental Skills Training For Sports: A Brief Review.

Cordes, C. L., & Dougherty, T. W. (1993) A review and integration of research on job burnout. Academy of Management Review, 18, 621-656.

Gould, D. (2006) Goal Setting for Peak Performance. In J.M. Williams (Ed.), Applied Sport Psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (5th ed., pp 240-259). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Hays, K. F. (1995). Putting sport psychology into (your) practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 26 (1), 33-40.

Hays, K. F. (2002), The enhancement of performance excellence among performing artists, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 14, 299-312.

Loehr, J., & Schwartz, T. (2002, January). The Making of a Corporate Athlete, Harvard Business Review, 120-128.

McDonald, J., Orlick, T., & Letts, M. (1995). Mental readiness in surgeons and its link to performance excellence in surgery. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 15, 691-697.

Mor, S., Day, H. I., Flett, G.L., & Hewitt, P.L. (1995). Perfectionism, control, and components of performance anxiety in professional artists. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 19, 207-225.

Perry, C., Jr., & Marsh, H. W. (2000). Listening to self-talk, hearing self-concept. In M.B. Anderson (Ed.), Doing sport psychology (pp. 47-60). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Sachs, M.L. (1991). Reading List in applied sport psychology: Psychological skills training. The Sport Psychologist, 5, 88-91.

Williams, J. M., & Harris, D. V. (2006). Relaxation and energizing techniques for regulation of arousal. In J. M. Williams (Ed.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (5th ed., pp. 260-284). New York: Mc Graw Hill.

Zinsser, N., Bunker, L., & Williams, J. M., (2006). Cognitive techniques for building confidence and enhancing performance. In J. M. Williams (Ed.).

Associations and Organizations

American College of Sports Medicine
Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Creativity Coaching Association
Division 47 of the American Psychological Association
Human Kinetics Publishers
National Speakers Association
Performing Arts Medicine Association

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