1st Edition

Motivation and Self-regulation in Sport and Exercise

By Chris Englert, Ian Taylor Copyright 2021
    286 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    286 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The ability to effectively use one’s thoughts, emotions and motivation to enhance performance and well-being is one of the most important skills in sport and exercise contexts. Motivation and Self-Regulation in Sport and Exercise explores the theories, research and processes that underpin these self-regulatory and motivational processes. A deeper understanding of motivation and self-regulation has far-reaching implications, from helping individuals to begin an active lifestyle, to seasoned athletes looking for a competitive edge. For the first time, the globally leading researchers in this research field come together to provide their unique, cutting-edge insight into how to exercise or perform more effectively. In doing so, the book provides new insight into established theories of motivation and self-regulation, but also breaks new ground by inspecting lesser-known or emerging paradigms.

    This book is intended for all scholars interested in self-regulation and motivation, from undergraduate students to experienced researchers, as well as practicing sport and exercise psychologists, coaches and athletes.

    1. Introduction to Self-Regulation and Motivation in Sport and Exercise

    Chris Englert and Ian M. Taylor

    2. Enacting Physical Activity Intention: A Multi-process Action Control Approach

    Ryan E. Rhodes, Henry La, Alison Quinlan, and Stina Grant

    3. Exercise Motivation from a Post-cognitivist Perspective: Affective-reflective Theory

    Panteleimon Ekkekakis and Ralf Brand

    4. Heuristics, Biases, and Bounded Rationality: A Dual-process and Behavioral-science Approach to Exercise Initiation and Maintenance

    Zachary Zenko, Catherine J. Berman, and Julia D. O’Brien

    5. Body-related Self-conscious Emotions in Sport and Exercise: A Self-regulation Perspective

    Catherine M. Sabiston, Madison F. Vani, and Ross M. Murray

    6. Perfectionism Myths

    Andrew P. Hill

    7. A Motivational Model of Endurance and Persistence

    Ian M. Taylor

    8. The Strength Model of Self-control

    Chris Englert

    9. Understanding and Interpreting the Effects of Prior Cognitive Exertion on Self-regulation of Sport and Exercise Performance

    Jeffrey D. Graham and Denver M. Y. Brown

    10. The Effects of Mental Fatigue on Sport Performance: An Update

    Jeroen VanCutsem and Samuele Marcora

    11. Neuroscientific Approaches to Self-regulatory Control in Sports

    Wanja Wolff, Anna Hirsch, Maik Bieleke, and Amitai Shenhav

    12. Planning and Implementation Intention Interventions in Physical Activity

    Susette A. Moyers and Martin S. Hagger

    13. Summary, Common Themes, and Future Directions

    Ian M. Taylor and Chris Englert


    Chris Englert is an Assistant Professor in the department for Educational Psychology at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

    Ian M. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK