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Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

1st Edition

Edited by Ben Jackson, James Dimmock, Josh Compton


302 pages

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How can we use persuasion methods to make people more physically active and improve their sport and exercise experiences? How can instructors, coaches, athletes, and practitioners most effectively communicate their messages to others?

Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity is the first book to consider the applications of persuasion frameworks within activity-related contexts, while also summarizing the major developments relating to communication topics in these settings. It provides a state of the art review of the key developments, challenges, and opportunities within the field. It brings together international experts from the fields of social, health, and sport and exercise psychology, to give theoretical overviews, insights into contemporary research themes and practical implications, as well as agendas for future research.

Covering topics such as changing attitudes towards exercise, social influence, persuasive leadership and communicating with people with physical disabilities, this book provides a contemporary approach to persuasion and communication in a sport, exercise and physical activity setting. It is an important text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics in the fields of Sport and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health and Physical Activity Promotion, and related areas of Psychology.

Table of Contents

Part I: Persuasion and Messaging

  1. The Evolution of Health Communications Research: The Consequent Challenges and Opportunities in the case of Physical Activity Message Framing
  2. (Amy E. Latimer-Cheung and Alexander Lithopoulos)

  3. The Elaboration Likelihood Model: Changing Attitudes toward Exercising and Beyond
  4. (Richard E. Petty, Pablo Briñol, Jacob Teeny, and Javier Horcajo)

  5. Physical Activity Messaging for Action Control
  6. (Ryan E. Rhodes and Alison Quinlan)

  7. The Role of Perceived Threat and Efficacy in Motivating Behavior Change in Sport and Physical Activity Communication Contexts
  8. (Anthony J. Roberto, Lisa J. Van Raalte, Yanqin Liu, and Karlee A. Posteher)

  9. Inoculation Messaging
  10. (Josh Compton and Bobi Ivanov)

  11. Psychological Reactance Theory, Sport, and Exercise: A Bright Future
  12. (Brian L. Quick, Tobias Reynolds-Tylus, and Andrea Martinez Gonzalez)

  13. Automatically Activated Cognitions and Physical Activity Messaging
  14. (Tanya Berry)

  15. Shaping Expectations
  16. (Jessica A. Emerson, Harold Lee, and David M. Williams)

  17. Harnessing the Weapons of Social Influence in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity
  18. (Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis, Sarah Hardcastle, Martin S. Hagger, and Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani)

    Part II: Interpersonal Communication

  19. Need-Supportive Communication: Implications for Motivation in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity
  20. (Nikos Ntoumanis, Eleanor Quested, Johnmarshall Reeve and Sung Hyeon Cheon)

  21. Persuasive Leadership in Sport and Exercise: Taking a Closer Look under the Hood
  22. (Geralyn R. Ruissen, Desmond McEwan, and Mark R. Beauchamp)

  23. Principled Negotiation in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity
  24. (James A. Dimmock and Ben Jackson)

  25. Embodiment in Sport: Strength, Readiness, Aggression, and Beyond
  26. (Pablo Briñol, Richard E. Petty and Luke Hinsenkamp)

  27. Communicating within Sport Teams
  28. (Mark Eys, Mark Surya and Alex J. Benson)

  29. Communicating Physical Activity Information to People with Physical Disabilities
  30. (Marie-Josée Perrier and Kathleen A. Martin Ginis)

  31. Self-presentation and Communication in Physical Activity Settings

(Robert C. Eklund and Timothy C. Howle)

About the Editors

Ben Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise, Health, and Sport Psychology at The University of Western Australia, Australia.

James A Dimmock is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise, Health, and Sport Psychology at The University of Western Australia, Australia.

Josh Compton is an Assistant Professor of Speech in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology