Now in its fifth edition, The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice is the ideal resource for upper-level undergraduate courses devoted to the study of exercise behavior. Following the success of previous editions, this book successfully integrates theoretical principles and the latest research with intervention strategies that students can apply in real-world settings. Students will find multiple forms of presentation throughout including graphics and models, questionnaires and other instruments, focus boxes highlighting research on the impact of physical activity on special populations, and review questions and activities to enhance learning.
This edition includes a substantial revision of the theory and intervention chapters, with a focus on the most popular theories currently thriving in the field, a discussion of environmental influences on behavior, and an expanded presentation of intervention components, design, and evaluation. Separate chapters are also dedicated to popular topics such as personality, self-perceptions, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional well-being, cognitive function, and health-related quality of life. For those seeking to learn more about exercise behavior, The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice is a must-have resource.
1. Introduction to Exercise Psychology
2. Physical Activity Epidemiology
3. Understanding Exercise Behaviour I: Stimulus Response Theory and Social Cognitive Approaches
4. Understanding Exercise Behaviour II: Interpersonal, Physical Environment and Policy Influences
5. Developing Physical Activity Interventions: Part 1
6. Developing Physical Activity Interventions: Part 2
7. Personality and Exercise
8. Self-Perceptions and Exercise
9. Stress, Stress Reactivity and Exercise
10. Anxiety and Exercise
11. Depression and Exercise
12. Emotional Well-Being and Exercise
13. Cognitive Function and Exercise
14. Health-Related Quality of Life and Exercise