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Psycho-social Aspects of Sports

Bhupinder Singh (Author)
Synopsis Though most of the academic trends started in western work of sports, yet Punjabi University, Patiala has took the lead in introducing “Psycho-social Aspects of Sports” as a separate subject for postgraduate student I physical education. Hence the need was felt to have a text book covering the whole syllabus for the convenience of the students. Present book is the outcome of my teaching and interactions with athletes and experts of Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patial. Group effectiveness, group cohesion, social facilitation, adjustment, competition, cooperation, values etc., are the topics having direct impact on outcome both in co-acting and inter-acting groups. These variables have been referred by most of sports psychologists in their books due to their significance in competitive sports.
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About the author

Bhupinder Singh

Dr. Bhupinder Singh did his Master degree in Physical Education, Sociology and Public Administration and earned doctorate in physical education from Punjabi University, Patiala. His research interests concern sports sociology and social psychology and has developed psychosocial profiles of Indian athletes. He has been teaching sports sociology and sports psychology to graduate and post graduate students in Asia's premier institute Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala. He was incharge of the department of sports sociology from 1987 to 1996 and worked with world famour sports sociologists Dr. F.W. Gras and Dr. O. Milsthein. He received training in sprots sociology from Sports Central Institute of Moscow. A contributor to the sports sociology literature, he has published several articles in various journals and magazines and has made numerous presentations at National and International level conferences and congresses. Apart from the teaching and research assignments, he has the experience of conducting National and International competions as technical expert. A former National and Inter University position holder, he did his diploma in coaching from Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports with top honours. Presently, he is working as Reader-cum-Joint Director Sports, Punjabi University, Patial engrossed in teaching, research and administrative assignments. He has been member of Board of Studies of Punjabi University, Patial and HImachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has been acting as Resrouce Person for UGC refresher courses in physical education.

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Bibliographic information

Title Psycho-social Aspects of Sports
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172160836
length xvi+90p., Figures; Bibliography; 23cm.
Subjects Sports