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The Psychology of Exercise

Integrating Theory and Practice, 5th Edition

By Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Heather Gainforth, Steven J. Petruzzello

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

Curt L. Lox is Professor and Dean of the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida, USA.

Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Ph.D., is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Medicine and in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Canada and holds the Reichwald Family Chair in Chronic Disease Prevention. Her research program focuses on psychosocial influences and consequences of physical activity participation. An International Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, she has published nearly 300 articles in journals such as Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Health Psychology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and her work has been featured in publications such as "O" The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Health & Fitness, and Shape, among others.

Heather Gainforth, Ph. D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Gainforth received her Ph.D. from Queen’s University and completed postdoctoral training at the University College London. She has published articles in journals such as Implementation Science, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and Translational Behavioral Medicine, among others.

Steven J. Petruzzello, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology (#578) and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has written scholarly articles that have appeared in major sports medicine, sport and exercise psychology, psychophysiology journals along with various book chapters.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO041000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology