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Author Ben-Zaken, Sigal, author

Title Genetics and the psychology of motor performance / Sigal, Ben-Zaken, Veronique Richard, and Gershon Tenenbaum
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Routledge research in sport and exercise science
Routledge research in sport and exercise science.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Introduction; References; 1 Basic concepts in genetics; Traits; Chromosomes, genes, and DNA; Mendel laws of inheritance; Complex inheritance; Heritability; Genetic variation; Gene expression and epigenetics; Gene-environment relations; References; 2 Genetics and motor proficiency; An overview of basic concepts and terms in motor learning and control; Genetic basis for motor skills; Heritability of motor control and motor learning
Genetic variation in motor control and motor learningThe dopaminergic system; The dopaminergic genetic basis of motor skills; Dopamine genetic polymorphism and motor skills; Summary; References; 3 Genetics and personality; Definition and historical background; Personality: theoretical framework and related research in sport; Layer 1: A trait perspective; Personality-trait-like individual differences; Layer 2: Characteristic adaptations; Heritability of personality; Longitudinal studies; Molecular genetics of personality; Gene-environment interactions in personality; Insights for sport
Genes, resilience, and adaptationSummary; References; 6 Genetics and environmental determinants of motivation; Definitions and theories; Cognitive evaluation theory; Organismic integration theory; Basic psychological needs theory; Causality orientations theory; Genetic lookout on motivation; The genetic basis of motivation to sport participation; The dopaminergic basis of sport participation motivation; Genetic variability in sport participation motivation; Summary; References; 7 Genetics and perceptual-cognitive skills; A cognitive perspective on performance
Long-term memory: the mind behind the actionFrom cue to action: the perceptual-cognitive sequence; Biological mechanisms and genetic factors of the perceptual-cognitive sequence; Genetic factors of cognition uncovered by the GC approach; Polymorphisms in genes associated with dopaminergic systems; Polymorphisms in genes associated with noradrenergic neurotransmission; Polymorphism in BDNF; Polymorphisms in genes associated with serotonergic system; Polymorphism in a gene associated with cholinergic systems; Genetic factors of cognition uncovered by the GWAS approach
Summary References; 4 Genetics, emotions, and emotions regulation; Emotion in sport; Definitions; Theoretical approaches; Biological basis of emotion; The physiological response to stress; Arousal-performance relationship; Anxiety-performance relationship; Emotion-performance relationship; Variability in emotions and emotion regulation; Summary; References; 5 Genetics, self-regulation, coping skills, and adaptation; Appraisal, coping, and performance; Appraisal; Coping skills; Coping-related genes; Self-regulation; Self-control; Adaptation; Psychological resilience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sigal Ben-Zaken is the head of the genetic and molecular biology laboratory at the Wingate Academic College for Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Israel. She obtained her doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology. As the head of the genetic and molecular biology laboratory, her main research focus is the genetic basis of athletic performance, trying to combine different aspect of genetics and performance. Sigal has also acted as a lecturer at the Wingate Academic College. Veronique Richard earned her doctoral degree in sport science from the University of Montreal then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in sport psychology at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the effects of creativity enhancement on motor performance and psychological adaptation. She has a performance psychology practice primarily working as a mental performance consultant with different Canadian national teams and individual elite athletes. Additionally, she is an associate researcher at the National Circus School in Montreal, Canada. Gershon Tenenbaum is the Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Educational and Sport Psychology and was the Sport Psychology Graduate Program Director at Florida State University, USA. Gershon was previously the Director of the Ribstein Center for Research and Sport Medicine at the Wingate Institute in Israel, and the Director of the Graduate Program in Sport Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He was also the President of the International Society of Sport Psychology and the Editor of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He has published more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals and written and edited ten books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Gershon received several distinguished awards and is a member and fellow of several scientific and professional forums and societies
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Subject Psychophysiology -- Genetic aspects.
Motor ability.
Social ecology.
Motor Skills
Genetic Determinism
Social Environment
Athletic Performance -- psychology
Motivation -- genetics
Emotional Regulation
Motor Activity
human ecology.
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Sports Psychology.
Social ecology
Motor ability
Psychophysiology -- Genetic aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Richard, Veronique, author
Tenenbaum, Gershon, author.
ISBN 9781315114682