Foundations of Exercise Psychology / Edition 2

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Foundations of Exercise Psychology presents a summary of the information to date on the psychology of exercise and offers lucid suggestions for practice and future research. The contents of the book go well beyond past texts in the field and include some innovative and thought provoking chapters on little discussed topics in exercise psychology such as the meaning of exercise and the psychological and physical dangers when exercise goes awry. The range of populations examined includes women children dependent and habitual exercisers and participants throughout the life span.
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This textbook by Berger (Bowling Green State U.), Pargman (Florida State U.) and Weinberg (Miami U. of Ohio) is designed for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, and health and exercise professionals, but is also accessible to the general reader with an interest in exercise. The text focuses on the interrelationship between exercise and psychology, what it means to be an exercise psychologist, and how exercise psychology can aid in the understanding and adoption of healthier, more positive behaviors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885693693
  • Publisher: Fitness Information Technology, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2006
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 459
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Photo Credits xxi
Foreword xxv
Preface xxvii
Acknowledgments xxix
Section A Introduction and Key Concepts
Chapter 1 Exercise Psychology: What Is It? 1
Chapter 2 The Emerging Field of Exercise Psychology 19
Section B Exercise and the Quality of Life
Chapter 3 Exercise and the Quality of Life 35
Chapter 4 Exercise and Enhanced Self-Concept and Self-Esteem 53
Chapter 5 Mood and Exercise: Basic Mood Considerations 63
Chapter 6 Mood Alteration, Self-Awareness, and Exercise: Multiple Relationships 83
Chapter 7 Stress: What Is It? 101
Chapter 8 Exercise As a Stress Management Technique: Psychological and Physiological Effects 123
Chapter 9 Personality and Exercise 137
Chapter 10 Exercise-Related Injury: Understanding and Coping 151
Section C Motivation to Exercise
Chapter 11 Models of Exercise Behavior 173
Chapter 12 Motivational Determinants of Exercise Behavior 189
Chapter 13 Motivational Strategies to Enhance Exercise Adherence 207
Chapter 14 Personal Meaning in Exercise 223
Chapter 15 Peak Moments and Flow in Exercise 243
Chapter 16 Exercise Concerns: Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Exercise Dependence 255
Section D Exercise and Specific Populations
Chapter 17 Gender Issues in Exercise 281
Chapter 18 Children and Youth in Exercise 291
Chapter 19 Exercise for Older Individuals 303
Section E Exercise Guidelines to Maximize the Benefits: Practical Considerations
Chapter 20 Exercise: What Type Is Best for Optimal Psychological Benefits? 313
Chapter 21 Exercise: Practice Guidelines for Optimal Psychological Benefits 333
End Note 353
References 355
Index 379
About the Authors 391
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