Understanding stress and coping among competitive athletes in sport
When you have studied this chapter, you should be able to:
    1 Identify stressors and consequences of stress among athletes
    2 Describe key features of Lazarus’s TMSC (Lazarus and Folkman, 1984) and CMRT of emotions (Lazarus, 1991)
    3 Describe common coping classifications and the characteristics of effective coping
    4 Detail typical features of coping interventions and considerations of application
Key Reading
Devonport, T. J. (2012). Stress and Coping: From theory to practice. Hauppage, NY: Nova.
Frydenberg, E. (2002).
Beyond Coping: Meeting goals, visions, and challenges. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Hoar, S. D., Kowalski, K. C., Gadreau, P. and Crocker, P. R. E. (2006).
A review of coping in sport. In Hanton, S. and Mellalieu, S. (eds)
Literature Reviews in Sport Psychology
, pp. 53-103. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Lazarus, R. S. (1999).
Stress and Emotion: A new synthesis. New York: Springer.
Tracey Devonport and Andy Lane have done a great deal of work in coping and emotional
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Coping and emotional intelligence
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