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Athletes Who Indulge Their Dark Side

Author : Stanley H. Teitelbaum
ISBN : 9780313377563
Genre : Psychology
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A leading psychologist explores the phenomenon of athletes across the sports world who engage in high-risk behavior that often destroys lives, bodies, and reputations. * Comprises chapters on different categories of high-risk behavior among athletes * Offers multiple footnotes and references in each chapter to works cited and resources for additional reading
Category: Psychology

Sports And Scandals How Leagues Protect The Integrity Of Their Games

Author : Edward J. Lordan
ISBN : 9781440829932
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sports are inspiring and uplifting. They can also bring out some of the worst characteristics in human nature: narcissism, prejudice, greed. This book looks at the major sports scandals in modern American history, from the Black Sox fix of 1919 to the current concussion crisis in the NFL. • Presents detailed, definitive descriptions of famous sports crises, allowing readers to recognize the inaccuracies in the rumors surrounding these events in order to fully understand what happened • Covers scandals and controversial situations that arose in professional and collegiate athletics • Highlights how some of the smartest administrators in the public sphere have responded to an unexpected crisis • Presents information of interest not only to sports fans and sports administrators but also to organizational communications professionals, crisis management professionals, public relations specialists, and general communication studies students
Category: Sports & Recreation

Detecting Doping In Sport

Author : Stephen Moston
ISBN : 9781317513223
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The book explores the changing landscape of anti-doping investigations, which now largely centre on the collection of intelligence about doping through processes such as surveillance, interviews with witnesses and interrogation of athletes. It examines why and how investigative processes, hitherto typically reserved for serious crimes, have been co-opted by anti-doping agencies into a situation where their potential for harm has received little or no critical consideration. This book highlights the opportunities and threats inherent in adopting new investigative processes. It is expected that many of the same problems that have engulfed forensic investigations over the last two decades, such as miscarriages of justice, are likely to surface in future anti-doping investigations. Drawing on empirical research and theory from a range of disciplines, including: forensic psychology, criminology, policing, law, sports management and policy studies, this book fills a scholarly vacuum on the investigation of doping through non-biological detection methods.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Tiger Woods Phenomenon

Author : Donna J. Barbie
ISBN : 9780786492732
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The essays in this book arise from the premise that Tiger Woods is not simply a phenomenal player but is also an Everyman who has displayed all-too-human foibles and weaknesses. The first half of the collection focuses on Tiger’s superman game and how he has affected, and been affected by, the golfing world. Works on the sport that examine this supreme golfer cannot capture the full significance of the Tiger Woods phenomenon, however. Unlike many other talented athletes, Woods has transcended his sport, becoming a cultural icon. In the second half of the book, scholars examine everyman Tiger, illustrating how his life reflects significant and often contentious issues within American culture and the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Smart Money

Author : Stanley H. Teitelbaum Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781662439087
Genre : Business & Economics
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In Smart Money, Dr. Teitelbaum conveys how to identify and overcome our emotional roadblocks that interfere with successful investing, and he explores ways for people to develop greater trust in their ability to navigate their own investment decisions and to reduce their reliance on financial advisors. We all have personality issues that can become impediments to successful investing in the stock market and lead us into pitfalls, like buying high and selling low, following the herd, and searching for the next guru. Dr. Teitelbaum explains how addressing and overcoming our personal obstacles and implementing a set of guidelines such as distinguishing luck from skill, leaving your ego out of investment decisions, recognizing the value of self-discipline, avoiding self-deception, taming your inner con man and inner critic, and tuning out the media “noise” will enable investors to achieve a greater degree of success. Praise for Smart Money “In this painstakingly researched and well-written book, the clinical psychologist Stan Teitelbaum has applied his craft to something all investors know too well—our emotions, and human foibles often diminish our portfolio results. He takes you through countless cases of common mistakes using markets and the heroes of the past. As you read it, you will personally identify with some of his examples and find yourself saying, “That’s me!” As a result, you are likely to learn some important money-management lessons along the way.” Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Private Wealth Solutions Group “Stanley Teitelbaum’s disciplined approach to investing is a wise path for individual investors to build wealth over time. His understanding of the stock market’s volatility, its cyclicality, its inherent risks, and its history of performance informs that approach. Dr. Teitelbaum illustrates clearly how our own behavior and our very human impulses often lie at the bottom of our disappointing investment results and how recognizing and controlling our behavior can lead to successful investing.” Al Messina, managing director, Silvercrest Asset Management Group “This is quite an engaging book about psychological perceptions of risk and its relation to stock investing. It should appeal to both financial types and a general audience.” Edward N. Wolff, professor of economics, New York University
Category: Business & Economics

The Golden Rule In Sports

Author : Alicia Bockel
ISBN : 9783658070281
Genre : Philosophy
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Elite level sport lends itself to a highly competitive environment that encourages players to seek a competitive advantage in order to win. Since competition is an inherent condition that is also considered desirable in this setting, it may at first glance seem as if cooperation does not have any room in elite level sports. Sustainable cooperation can be mutually advantageous for players, but it only has a chance of coming into fruition if it is also in line with individual players’ self-interests. In order for morality and self-interests to align with one another, investment in the conditions is required. Alicia Bockel analyzes ways that players can invest in the conditions of sustainable cooperation for a mutual advantage despite a highly competitive sports environment.
Category: Philosophy

Spirituality Sport And Doping More Than Just A Game

Author : Tracy J. Trothen
ISBN : 9783030029975
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the deeper meaning of sports. Drawing on contemporary research, the author makes a strong case for why we should see sport not only in terms of religion but--more importantly-as a possible location for spiritual meaning. Taking this a step farther, she considers how gene editing, robotics, and other biomedical technological enhancements affect not only sports performances but experiences of sport as sacred. In addition, the author explores what difference it might make to the enhancement debate if sports’ spirituality is taken seriously. The author is not afraid to explore the issue in all its complexity. Yet, the argument she presents is both meaningful and accessible. This investigation applies insights from Christian theology, applied ethics, psychology, and sports studies. From lightweight tennis racquets to anabolic steroids, athletes have long used technology and science to improve their performances. But, until now, no one has asked how biomedical technological enhancements might affect the undervalued spiritual dimension of sport. This book presents rich insights into the connection between sports, spirituality, and human enhancement technologies. It will appeal to researchers, athletes and sports followers, and undergraduate and graduate students in ethics, sport, religion or theology.
Category: Social Science

The Dark Side Of Sports

Author : Nick T. Pappas
ISBN : 9781841267609
Genre : Education
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Elite-level athletes are placed upon heightened pedestals in societies world-wide. At the same time, there is a dark side to these glorified competitors that remains hidden from those outside of exclusive athletic circles. Dr. Nick Pappas' athletic background in collegiate and professional sports has provided insider access, enabling him to uncover an array of disturbing sexually deviant and aggressive behaviors, which have silently thrived for decades in many athlete cultures. These findings, expressed through the athletes' own words, are the result of more than 10 years of cutting-edge research involving in-depth interviews with 142 collegiate, minor, and major league athletes from five prominent U.S. sports. Written in an engaging style, "The Dark Side of Sports" is a must read with messages not only for athletes, coaches, managers, and administrators, but also for parents, women, students, and sports enthusiasts. While these important discoveries are certain to shock, raise awareness, and provide a wake-up call for those in and outside of the sports world, they also promote a sense of urgency for taking action to prevent and address these harmful behaviors. "The Dark Side of Sports" has strong appeal for diverse audiences because it highlights the need for risk management in every male athletic culture. This includes individuals with direct involvement in sports such as athletes, coaches, managers, administrators, and support staff, who see the importance of addressing and deterring potentially harmful and dangerous behavior that can ruin an athletic program's reputation in an instant. At the same time, this book serves as an invaluable resource for parents, women, and fans by raising awareness to the significant issues surrounding a darker, hidden side of sports.
Category: Education

The Global Academic Rankings Game

Author : Maria Yudkevich
ISBN : 9781317387374
Genre : Education
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The Global Academic Rankings Game provides a much-needed perspective on how countries and universities react to academic rankings. Based on a unified case methodology of eleven key countries and academic institutions, this comprehensive volume provides expert analysis on this emerging phenomenon at a time when world rankings are becoming increasingly visible and influential on the international stage. Each chapter provides an overview of government and national policies as well as an in-depth examination of the impact that rankings have played on policy, practice, and academic life in Australia, Chile, China, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Global Academic Rankings Game contributes to the continuing debate about the influence of rankings in higher education and is an invaluable resource for higher education scholars and administrators as they tackle rankings in their own national and institutional contexts.
Category: Education

Discipline And Indulgence

Author : Jeffrey Montez de Oca
ISBN : 9780813561288
Genre : Social Science
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The early Cold War (1947–1964) was a time of optimism in America. Flushed with confidence by the Second World War, many heralded the American Century and saw postwar affluence as proof that capitalism would solve want and poverty. Yet this period also filled people with anxiety. Beyond the specter of nuclear annihilation, the consumerism and affluence of capitalism’s success were seen as turning the sons of pioneers into couch potatoes. In Discipline and Indulgence, Jeffrey Montez de Oca demonstrates how popular culture, especially college football, addressed capitalism’s contradictions by integrating men into the economy of the Cold War as workers, warriors, and consumers. In the dawning television age, college football provided a ritual and spectacle of the American way of life that anyone could participate in from the comfort of his own home. College football formed an ethical space of patriotic pageantry where men could produce themselves as citizens of the Cold War state. Based on a theoretically sophisticated analysis of Cold War media, Discipline and Indulgence assesses the period’s institutional linkage of sport, higher education, media, and militarism and finds the connections of contemporary sport media to today’s War on Terror.
Category: Social Science

The Psychology Of All Addictions And Pathways To Treatment

Author : Steven T. Griggs, Ph.D.
Genre : Self-Help
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I have been a practicing psychologist in an outpatient setting for over thirty-two years. I run into the same issues and problems almost every day--addictions, anxiety, assertiveness, anger problems, divorce, weight management, parenting, children and teenager's behaviors, mood disorders, relationships, self-esteem, guilt, forgiveness, procrastination and ADHD/learning disabilities. This ebook is about the first subject. In it, I take you through the steps I go through to diagnose and treat addictions--ANY addiction. I start out with a NEW concept--the Universal Self-Test for Addictions (USTA). It's a self-test you can score for yourself or someone you suspect has an addiction. It comes with complete instructions for scoring and interpretation. In this ebook, I answer a LOT of questions. Here they are: What are the short and long definitions of addiction? What are the four major diagnostic components? What are the four additional concepts that define it? What are the symptoms? What four psychiatric illnesses mimic addiction? What are the six major addictions? (Hint: Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Sex, Food, and Internet or Internet-related things) What are some other addictions? (I came up with 73...) What are the seven categories and five schedules of drugs? What are the current statistics for each addiction? How are all addictions the same or different? What are the myths and facts? What are the seven stages of developing an addiction? (Another NEW concept: The Addiction Developmental Continuum) What are the causes of addiction? Habit or disease? Triggers? What happens next? (Another NEW concept: The Addiction Reflex) What happens to the brain? What are the seven stages of treatment? Which is better? 12-Step Programs? Smart Recovery? Individual Therapy? Questions to get started--46 things to ask in treatment. What are the five most helpful therapeutic aids? The deep stuff: Family-of-origin relationships, relationships with others, Self-Esteem. Cognitive Behavioral considerations: the relationship of thoughts and the emotions that follow, your moods and last, the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, mood and behavior. What if you live with an addict? What to do? Lastly, there is a section on quotes, followed by a lengthy bibliography. Like my other publications, this ebook has no fat, but is full of the latest info plus new, original concepts. Nobody has published what I present as the glue that makes the addiction concept really work. I think this is why my ebooks do a better job. The theory I espouse builds on the standard explanations in this field but now offers many new ideas. These new concepts pull the whole idea of addiction together so it makes sense. It works. I know, because I've been using it with clients for years. Want to know what it is and how to deal with it? Want to be able to really understand how it came to be and how to exactly assess where you are in developing or not developing an addiction? Want to understand someone else who has an addiction? This ebook is for you.
Category: Self-Help

Foundations Of Sport And Exercise Psychology

Author : Robert S. Weinberg
ISBN : 9781492584742
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Please note: This text was replaced with a seventh edition. This version is available only for courses using the sixth edition and will be discontinued at the end of the semester. As the leading text in sport and exercise psychology, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sixth Edition With Web Study Guide, provides a thorough introduction to key concepts in the field. This text offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise. The internationally respected authors have incorporated feedback from teachers and students to create a text that builds on previous editions, making the material accessible to readers. In-depth learning aids have been refreshed, including chapter objectives and summaries, sidebars, key terms, key points, anecdotes, and discussion questions to help students think more critically about applying the material. Other updates to the sixth edition include the following: • More than 40 new video clips integrated into the web study guide to better demonstrate the core concepts addressed in the book • Additional emphasis on hot topics, including mindfulness, cultural diversity, ethics and professional issues, and transitions in sport • New ancillaries to help instructors teach their courses, including an image bank, chapter quizzes, and more than 122 instructor videos • Updated references, including more contemporary sources The text provides students with a unique learning experience—taking them on a journey through the origins and goals, key concepts, research development, and career options available in the field—in seven parts that may be studied in any sequence. Following an introduction to the field, the text then shifts focus to personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. Situational factors that influence behavior, group interaction and processes, and the use of psychological techniques to help people perform more effectively are covered, as well as the roles psychological factors play in health and exercise. The final section deals with topics of psychological development and well-being that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology, including children’s psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts. The updated web study guide serves as an important learning tool to support the educational journey. With more than 100 engaging activities, it works directly with the text in guiding students to complete the related activities for each chapter and apply knowledge gained from the text. The study guide activities require students to do the following: • Use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills. • Determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays). • Review research studies and experiments. • Search the Internet for relevant information. • Apply and test their understanding of principles and concepts of sport and exercise psychology. Many of the study guide activities offer compelling audio and video clips that provide an interactive look at how sport psychology consultants communicate with athletes and coaches to improve athletic experiences. These clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers. To further emphasize practical application, portfolio activities can be integrated through a full semester, turning course units into a unified whole that builds upon itself for greater understanding of the field. To aid instructors, instructor ancillaries have been updated and expanded. The instructor guide, test package, and presentation package are now supplemented with an image bank, gradable chapter quizzes, and instructor videos, all available at The updated sixth edition of Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology continues to ensure that students are well equipped to enter the field of sport psychology and are prepared for the challenges they may encounter as well as the possibilities. This text offers an enhanced and varied learning package to assist students in understanding the sport psychology field.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Pop Culture And The Dark Side Of The American Dream

Author : Paul A. Cantor
ISBN : 9780813177328
Genre : Social Science
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The many con men, gangsters, and drug lords portrayed in popular culture are examples of the dark side of the American dream. Viewers are fascinated by these twisted versions of heroic American archetypes, like the self-made man and the entrepreneur. Applying the critical skills he developed as a Shakespeare scholar, Paul A. Cantor finds new depth in familiar landmarks of popular culture. He invokes Shakespearean models to show that the concept of the tragic hero can help us understand why we are both repelled by and drawn to figures such as Vito and Michael Corleone or Walter White. Beginning with Huckleberry Finn and ending with The Walking Dead, Cantor also uncovers the link between the American dream and frontier life. In imaginative variants of a Wild West setting, popular culture has served up disturbing -- and yet strangely compelling -- images of what happens when people move beyond the borders of law and order. Cantor demonstrates that, at its best, popular culture raises thoughtful questions about the validity and viability of the American dream, thus deepening our understanding of America itself.
Category: Social Science

Ecmlg2015 11th European Conference On Management Leadership And Governance

Author : José Carlos Dias Rouco
ISBN : 9781910810767
Genre : Business & Economics
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These Proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 11th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance held this year at the Military Academy, Lisbon, Portugal on the 12-13 November 2015 The Conference Chair is Major-General Joao Vieira Borges from and the Pro-gramme Chair is Lieutenant-Colonel Jose Carlos Dias Rouco, both from the Mili-tary Academy, Lisbon, Portugal. Keynote presentations are given by Colonel Nuno Lemos Pires from the Military Academy and Lt Col Paulo Fernando Viegas Nunes from the National Defence Institute, Lisbon, Portugal. The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to Management, Leadership and Governance to share their thinking and research findings. These fields of study are broadly described as including issues related to the management of the organisations' resources, the interface between senior management and the formal governance of the organi-sation. This Conference provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intel-lectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice. With an initial submission of 163 abstracts, after the double blind, peer review process there are 64 Academic research Papers, 8 PhD Research Papers and 2 Masters research paper in these Conference Proceedings. These papers reflect the truly global nature of research in the area with contributions from Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Syria, The Netherlands, Turkey, UAE, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA."
Category: Business & Economics

Dark Side Crossing

Author : Cule Hinder
ISBN : 9781467885294
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A modern historical fiction ranging between the 60's and the 80's in Britain and Europe. The core of the action deals with how the Paris Spring and Summer of Love of 1968 metamorphosed into the Baader Meinhof revolution and the death of a kind of innocence in Stammheim Prison in 1977/78. The narrative tracks a young man who took a wrong turn at the beginning of that time and found himself on a road without an exit until it reached its brutal end. Returning after 20 years of exile he looks up an old friend only to find a corpse. He contacts her church and finds a murderous cult. He falls in love but brings danger to his lover's door. His enemies have not forgotten him. There is no escape from the dark side but he is determined to cross over. To do so he must first confront the terrible events of his past.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Not In Charge Anymore

Author : Jim Wetton
ISBN : 9781490840765
Genre : Religion
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Do you find yourself in a battle, trying to be the leader that you're "supposed to be"? Do you find yourself stressed searching for ways to make a difference in your work? Are you tired of trying so hard yet never getting any closer to career advancement? Not in Charge ... Anymore shares how leadership and walking in Christ can be done collectively. The book describes how to get fulfillment through God's leadership. Faith and trust in God enlightens us to the simplicity of leading. The author's goal is to share relevant leadership examples and his personal experiences on how God can work in a leader's life and give a sense of peace. The key as leaders is to surrender to God and to stop trying to do it ourselves. After reading this book, the reader can gain a sense of assurance that to surrender through humility and trust, all aspects of leadership will become more impactful and meaningful.
Category: Religion

Athlete S Bible Strong Edition

Author : Holman Bible Staff
ISBN : 9781535903271
Genre : Bibles
File Size : 47.41 MB
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The Athlete’s Bible: Strong Edition features the NLT translation and includes study notes and tools provided by Fellowship of Christian Athletes to help equip, encourage, and empower athletes in any sport to study God’s Word.
Category: Bibles

Encyclopedia Of Military Science

Author : G. Kurt Piehler
ISBN : 9781452276328
Genre : History
File Size : 73.41 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events. Click here to read an article on The Daily Beast by Encyclopedia editor G. Kurt Piehler, "Why Don't We Build Statues For Our War Heroes Anymore?"
Category: History

The Dark Laird

Author : Wilma Anne Chadney
ISBN : 9781412012973
Genre : Fiction
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While King David reigns over Scotland in the 12th Century, Calum McCallam, chieftain of the high valley called Strathrevie, suddenly finds life getting complicated. The carefree new laird, while hunting, ventures onto the lands of a neighbouring clan and encounters the enchanting granddaughter of the McDiarmid laird. In time the couple decide on a 'handfast' year, a custom whereby they may live together for a year and a day, before they decide to marry. Little do Calum and Mared know that during their 'handfast' year unfriendly forces will cause undercurrents. These will result in a rash of startling events. The young laird must deal swiftly with trouble makers and still find the time to discover why his lady is drifting away from him.
Category: Fiction

Usa Today

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ISBN : UOM:49015003173565
Genre : United States
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Category: United States