Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being

Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being

by Stuart J.H. Biddle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415234395

ISBN-13: 9780415234399

Pub. Date: 11/06/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The 'feel-good' effect of physical activity is widely reported among participants. Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being represents a research consensus on the relationship between physical activity and aspects of mental health, providing an overview of the case for the role of exercise in the promotion of psychological well-being. Topics covered

Overview

The 'feel-good' effect of physical activity is widely reported among participants. Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being represents a research consensus on the relationship between physical activity and aspects of mental health, providing an overview of the case for the role of exercise in the promotion of psychological well-being. Topics covered include:

* anxiety and stress
* depression
* mood and emotion
* self-perceptions and self-esteem
* cognitive functioning and ageing
* psychological dysfunction

This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in the exercise, sport and health sciences, and for health and clinical psychologists. It is also a foundation text for health promotion and health service professionals, particularly those working in the area of mental health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415234399
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/06/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Section A: Introduction and Rationale Section B: Motivation and Psychological Determinants 2. Motivation for Physical Activity: Introduction and Overview 3. Motivation Through Feelings of Control 4. I Can! Motivation Through Feelings of Competence and Confidence 5. Linking Attitudes with Physical Activity 6. Physical Activity Theories and Models: Stages, Phases and Overlap 7. What I Feel and Where I Am: Exercise Perceptions and Social Envirnoments Section C: Psychological Outcomes of Exercise 8. The Feel-Good Factor: Psychological Well-Being 9. Depression and Other Mental Illnesses 10. Other Clinical Populations Section D: Interventions, Applications and Future Directions 11. Intervention Strategies: The Individual 12. Intervention Strategies: Organisations and Communities 13. Conclusions and Future Directions References

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