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.
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