ABSTRACT

Psychoneuroendocrinology is the study of the interaction between hormones, the brain and human behaviour. This is the first book to examine psychoneuroendocrinology in the context of sport and exercise, offering a comprehensive review of current research and assessment techniques and highlighting directions for future research.

The book explores the links between hormones and behaviour, and draws important conclusions for how their study will aid in the understanding of the bidirectional link between sport and behaviour, central to the psychology of sport and exercise. It presents the key hormones that underpin behaviour in a sporting context, including the description of their physiologic mechanisms and behavioural effects. The book reports benchmark standards for the assessment and analysis of hormonal influences of behaviour in sport, and examines practical issues and contexts such as emotional state, overtraining and stress.

Psychoneuroendocrinology in Sport and Exercise is a breakthrough text that will be of interest to all advanced students and researchers working in the psychology and physiology of sport and exercise.

part |1 pages

PART I Foundations of a psychoneuroendocrinology of sport and exercise

chapter 1|17 pages

Introduction: Felix Ehrlenspiel and Katharina Strahler

ByFELIX EHRLENSPIEL, KATHARINA STRAHLER

chapter 2|20 pages

Foundations in psychoneuroendocrinology: Jana Strahler and Elisabeth Klumbies

ByJANA STRAHLER, ELISABETH KLUMBIES

part |2 pages

PART II Markers

chapter 3|18 pages

Cortisol: Ferran Suay and Alicia Salvador

ByFERRAN SUAY, ALICIA SALVADOR

chapter 4|25 pages

Testosterone: Claudia Windisch, Mirko Wegner and Henning Budde

ByCLAUDIA WINDISCH, MIRKO WEGNER, HENNING BUDDE

chapter 5|26 pages

Catecholamines: Martin Schönfelder, Thorsten Schulz and Jana Strahler

ByMARTIN SCHÖNFELDER, THORSTEN SCHULZ, JANA STRAHLER

chapter 6|27 pages

Salivary alpha-amylase: Jana Strahler

ByJANA STRAHLER

part |2 pages

PART III Research trends