Reflections from a Career in Sport Psychology

Reflections from a Career in Sport Psychology

An Autobiography and Guide to Teaching, Research and Professional Practice

by Daniel Gould


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Interested in a career as a sport psychology teacher, researcher, or consultant?

Dr. Dan Gould—a world-renowned sport psychology researcher, educator, and practitioner—shares what he’s learned from over 40 years in the field in Reflections from a Career in Sport Psychology. The book focuses on the personal and professional practice lessons Dan learned over his career and provides guidelines for anyone hoping to pursue a career in sport psychology.

Specific chapters focus on:

- general life lessons, from dealing with travel and jet lag to personal finances and work-life balance;
- conducting impactful, state-of-the-art research;
- lessons learned from teaching thousands of students sport psychology;
- coaching education lessons;
- mental skills training consultant guidelines generated from working with hundreds of athletes ranging from novice youth athletes to Olympic champions;
- and mentoring students pursuing a career in the field.

This book is a must-read for those hoping to pursue a career in sport psychology while also providing the experienced practitioner ideas for further enhancing their craft.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 330 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 27, 2021)
ISBN10: 1977238734
ISBN13: 9781977238733
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology

Author Information...

Dan Gould is the Gwen Norrell Professor of Youth Sports and Student Athlete Well-being in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. He is one of the most widely published researchers in the field and has presented his work in over 30 countries. As an applied sport psychology specialist, Dan has worked with Olympic champions and some of the world’s best coaches while also maintaining an intense interest in promoting positive youth development through sport, often in partnership with various organizations across the United States.
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