The author makes an effort to show how selected psychological principles and theories can be applied in practice. The book has been written in a style that will appeal to the sport practitioner, the coach, and the athlete. It is recommended to any individual seeking a better understanding of the athlete’s complex behaviour and his/her sports performance. Major topics deal with the athlete’s nervous system and its functions; psychological profiles and mental characteristics of champion athletes; how to deal with competitive stress and readiness; goal settings, and focusing and concentration, etc. It is a highly readable book.