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1st Edition

Motivation and Self-regulation in Sport and Exercise

ISBN 9780367433147
Published June 7, 2021 by Routledge
286 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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