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The Psychology of Baseball Inside the Mental Game of the Major League Player by Mike Stadler

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Published by Gotham .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Baseball - General,
  • General,
  • Sports Psychology,
  • Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9314745M
ISBN 101592403433
ISBN 109781592403431

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The Psychology of Winning Baseball: A Coach's Handbook Paperback – February 1, by Rick Wolff (Author)5/5(1). It's all in your head University of Missouri psychology professor Mike Stadler has always had a passion for baseball. In The Psychology of Baseball: Inside the Mental Game of the Major League Player, he merges that interest with his academic training to turn out a rarefied investigation of where head meets heart at the highest level of the sport. In The Psychology of Baseball, Mike Stadler goes beneath the surface of the game to explore the psychology behind the actions of the game’s greats--and breaks down legendary moments from baseball history, such as Willie Mays’s full-sprint over-the-shoulder grab in the World Series. University of Missouri psychologist Mike Stadler uses research from dozens of behavioral scientists, plus some of his own, to try answering these complicated questions in his new book, The Psychology of Baseball. “Baseball turns out to be a good laboratory for studying psychological phenomena,” Stadler says, “because you’re pushing the human system to its by: 1.

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In The Psychology of Baseball, Mike Stadler goes beneath the surface of the game to explore the psychology behind the actions of the game’s greats–and breaks down legendary moments from baseball history, such as Willie Mays’s full-sprint over-the-shoulder grab in the World Series. The Baseball Psychology Workbook: How to Use Advanced Sports Psychology to Succeed on the Baseball Field. The Psychology of Baseball explores the mechanism of of throwing the ball by the pitcher, which he describes as a "violent" act, citing the fact that about 25 pitchers have had "spontaneous fracture of the humeral shaft, through the act of throwing the ball, which more than throwing a . This is a baseball book that uses psyschology to understand the game. It’s a credit to Stadler that he doesn’t get bogged down in the acadmic details of his science. The Psychology of Baseball.