Psychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions / Edition 2

Psychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions / Edition 2

by Stuart J. H. Biddle, Nanette Mutrie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041536664X

ISBN-13: 9780415366649

Pub. Date: 09/03/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As modern lifestyles offer ever more opportunities for a sedentary existence, physical activity has become, for many, a marginal aspect of life. Too little physical activity is linked to common, often serious, health problems, and although this link is now widely acknowledged, levels of sedentary behaviour continue to increase throughout western society.

Overview

As modern lifestyles offer ever more opportunities for a sedentary existence, physical activity has become, for many, a marginal aspect of life. Too little physical activity is linked to common, often serious, health problems, and although this link is now widely acknowledged, levels of sedentary behaviour continue to increase throughout western society. Psychology of Physical Activity, 2nd Edition addresses this concern, bringing together a wealth of up to date information about exercise behaviour including:

  • motivation and psychological factors associated with activity or inactivity
  • the psychological outcomes of exercising including the 'feel–good' factor
  • understanding specific clinical populations
  • interventions and applied practice in the psychology of physical activity
  • current trends and future directions in research and practice.

Updated to reflect new findings and research directions, this new edition includes full textbook features, and is accompanied by a dedicated website providing lecturers and students with extensive support materials, including powerpoint slides and student MCQ's.

Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415366656.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415366649
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1 1. Introduction Part 2 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 Environments Part 3 8. The Feel Good Factor: Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being 9. Depression and Other Mental Illnesses 10. The Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations Part 4 11. Making a Difference 1: Intervention Strategies for the Individual 12. Making a Difference 2: Interventions in Organisations and Communities 13. Conclusions and Future Directions

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