Psychological Aspects of Sport-Related Concussions

1st Edition

Gordon A. Bloom, Jeffrey G. Caron

March 12, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 260 Pages
ISBN 9780815391869 - CAT# K339986
Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science


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Recognition of concussion as a serious injury, informed by neurological and physiological research, is now commonplace in sport. However, research on the psychology of concussive injury—its psychological implications and outcomes, and psychological interventions for prevention and recovery—has been overlooked, and protocols for athletes, coaches and doctors are still unclear. This is the first book to coherently and authoritatively set out the psychological effects of the injury and the role of the sport psychologist in concussion prevention and rehabilitation.

The book attempts to offer a global understanding of the injury by presenting an historical overview; exploring the psychological implications of sport-related concussion and the influence of gender and sociocultural context on concussive injury and recovery; setting out practical guidance on working with special populations suffering from concussive injuries; and discussing the theoretical and methodological considerations for research on concussion and future directions for this research.

Written by a group of leading international experts and offering a hitherto underdeveloped perspective on this crucial area of sports injury research, the book is crucial reading for any upper-level student, researcher, sport scientist, coach or allied health professional working on sport-related concussion. It is also valuable reading for students and researchers interested in the psychosocial processes that impact injury and recovery or general professional practice in sport psychology.

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