Exercise Psychology: The Influence of Physical Exercise on Psychological Processes / Edition 1

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Examines both the basic and applied research that has explored the influence which physical activity has upon psychological states. Organized into three sections: history and theory, research approaches, findings and applications. Individual chapters are contributed by distinguished researchers and practitioners representing three distinct disciplines: health psychology, physical education and exercise physiology. Provides a balanced, critical and up-to-date portrait of the field.

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For both mental and physical health professionals, brings together contributions by specialists in the three increasingly convergent disciplines of health psychology, physical education, and exercise physiology to examine theory and practice in the emerging field of exercise psychology. Chapters include such subjects as aerobic exercise in the treatment of psychopathology, the stress reducing effects of physical exercise, and exercise and the psychology of aging. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Historical and Conceptual Roots of Exercise Psychology (W. Rejeski& A. Thompson).


Aerobic Fitness and the Response to Psychological Stress (D.Holmes).

On the Affective Benefits of Acute Aerobic Exercise: Taking StockAfter Twenty Years of Research (K. Tuson & D. Sinyor).

Meta-Analytic Techniques in Exercise Psychology (W. Salazar, etal.).

Sympathetic Response to Acute Psychosocial Stressors in Humans:Linkage to Physical Exercise and Training (F. Peronnet & A.Szabo).


Psychological Effects of Exercise Among the Elderly (R. Fillingim& J. Blumenthal).

Social-Psychological Aspects of Fitness Promotion (L. Brawley &W. Rodgers).


Current Status and Future Directions in the Field of ExercisePsychology (P. Seraganian).


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