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Transforming the Future

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ISBN: 9789231002687 9781138485877 9781351048002 Year: Pages: 300 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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People are using the future to search for better ways to achieve sustainability, inclusiveness, prosperity, well-being and peace. In addition, the way the future is understood and used is changing in almost all domains, from social science to daily life. This book presents the results of significant research undertaken by UNESCO with a number of partners to detect and define the theory and practice of anticipation around the world today. It uses the concept of ‘Futures Literacy’ as a tool to define the understanding of anticipatory systems and processes – also known as the Discipline of Anticipation. This innovative title explores:
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new topics such as Futures Literacy and the Discipline of Anticipation;
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the evidence collected from over 30 Futures Literacy Laboratories and
presented in 14 full case studies;
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the need and opportunity for significant innovation in human decision-making
systems.
This book will be of great interest to scholars, researchers, policy-makers and students, as well as activists working on sustainability issues and innovation, future studies and anticipation studies.

4. Profesjonelle fotballtreneres interaksjon med sine overordnede og assistenter (Book chapter)

Book title: Trender for idrettspsykologisk forskning i Skandinavia

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ISBN: 9788202596903 9788202596903 Year: Pages: 30 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.39.ch4 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Psychology
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License: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)

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"Research on coaching in sports has long been concerned with how coaches interact
with their players. In recent years, more research in sports psychology has been conducted on
the coach’s role. However, research on coaches’ co-operation with leaders and staff in the clubs
has received little attention. There is reason to argue that the way coaches handle this part of
their profession can have a huge impact on how well they are able to do their job. This study
explores how three experienced Norwegian elite football coaches (average 25 years of elite
experience) interact with others in their clubs creating room for themselves and achieving their goals through micro-political activity and orchestration, i.e. coaches’ actions to increase
their own influence and power within the organization. We collected data through semi-structured
interviews. Then we used content analysis based on a theoretical framework consisting
of the orchestration metaphor and studies on micropolitics and the three aspects of micropolitical
proficiency. The results and discussion describe how the coaches handle the negotiation
process before joining a club, how they handle managers and employees, and how they have
developed their micropolitical skills through their careers. Their knowledge about and attention
to these processes were integral parts of their coaching and leadership challenges. Knowledge
of orchestration and micropolitics seemed to be important for the coaches in the current
study. We therefore provide some suggestions as to how coaches can improve their ability to
handle these elements in coach education and suggest possible future research and applied
implications for coaches."

Mental Health Challenges in Elite Sport: Balancing Risk with Reward

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889453832 Year: Pages: 132 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-383-2 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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Elite sport typically provides obvious rewards in terms of recognition, finance and acclaim for athletic performance. Increasingly, we are becoming aware of the risks that elite athletes, their entourage, including families, sport-science support team and coaches are exposed to. Twelve original articles, seven commentaries and a corrigendum, are structured in a five chapter format. Chapter 1, comprising the Editorial is titled “An Overview of Mental Health in Elite Sport: Changing the Play Book” to reflect the advocacy role of this article. Chapter 2 (“Finding the Sweet Spot”) amplifies the voice of key stakeholders across three qualitative studies with three additional commentaries. Quantitative evidence is presented in Chapter 3 which has the sub-title the “State of Play.” Chapter 4, entitled the “Field of Play” includes three original publications which present contrasting conceptual approaches to guide researchers in hypothesis generation, formulation and implementation science. Finally, in Chapter 5, “Seeing the Ball Early” prospective perspectives are provided in three publications reinforced by two commentaries. The future thinking ideas includes the use of virtual reality training, a broadening of the concept of mental health literacy, tackling stigma and focusing on the potential positive effect of the natural environment on well-being and recovery.To date the research topic has generated widespread in the field. For example, several articles have generated an Altmetric score above 40 with one publication meriting an Altmetric score of 102. We envisage that the impact of this e-book will not simply be measured in citations, views, downloads nor social media impact, but in the discourse that emerges from this collection of contributions from a combined total of 53 authors from across three continents. It is our hope that this e-book, providing a snapshot of global challenges for elite athletes mental health and well-being, becomes a touchstone for researchers and practitioners in the field.

Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World

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ISBN: 9781138626645 9781315225340 Year: Pages: 944 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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The book contains essays on current issues in arts and humanities in which peoples and cultures compete as well as collaborate in globalizing the world while maintaining their uniqueness as viewed from cross- and inter-disciplinary perspectives. The book covers areas such as literature, cultural studies, archaeology, philosophy, history, language studies, information and literacy studies, and area studies. Asia and the Pacific are the particular regions that the conference focuses on as they have become new centers of knowledge production in arts and humanities and, in the future, seem to be able to grow significantly as a major contributor of culture, science and arts to the globalized world. The book will help shed light on what arts and humanities scholars in Asia and the Pacific have done in terms of research and knowledge development, as well as the new frontiers of research that have been explored and opening up, which can connect the two regions with the rest of the globe.

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