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Psychology of Physical Activity : Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions,9780415232524
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Psychology of Physical Activity : Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions



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Exercise psychology is a rapidly expanding area within the sports and exercise science and health fields. This text covers this field in detail and the authors provide a comprehensive overview of the existing literature, research summaries, and concluding statements.

Author Biography

Stuart J. H. Biddle is Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology, Loughborough University Nanette Mutrie is Professor of Physical Activity and Health Science, University of Glasgow

Table of Contents

Introduction and Rationale
Motivation and Psychological Determinants
Motivation for Physical Activity: Introduction and Overview
Motivation Through Feelings of Control
I Can! Motivation Through Feelings of Competence and Confidence
Linking Attitudes with Physical Activity
Physical Activity Theories and Models: Stages, Phases and Overlap
What I Feel and Where I Am: Exercise Perceptions and Social Envirnoments
Psychological Outcomes of Exercise
The Feel-Good Factor: Psychological Well-Being
Depression and Other Mental Illnesses
Other Clinical Populations
Interventions, Applications and Future Directions
Intervention Strategies: The Individual
Intervention Strategies: Organisations and Communities
Conclusions and Future Directions References
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