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Foundations of Exercise Psychology
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"Psychology can work in at least two ways, as this book clearly shows. First, we can gain psychological benefits from physical activity. This is encapsulated in the early chapters on quality of life, stress management, self-perceptions, and mood. Second, we need to understand how to assist people to become more active. This is where chapters on theories and models, motivation, determinants, and strategies come in. [. . .] In addition, psychology is also about behaviour change across different groups and settings. The authors deal with this by writing on young people, older adults, and gender issues. One size does not fit all." -- From the foreword by Stuart J H Biddle, Professor of Active Living & Public Health, Victoria University
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Bonnie G. Berger is Professor and Director of the School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies at the Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Bonnie is a Charter Member, Fellow, and Certified Consultant of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP). Within AAASP, she has served as chair of the Certification Review Committee, and Health Psychology Section Chair. Bonnie also was a founding member of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Division (Div. 47) of the American Psychological Association, and a Charter Member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity form which she received the Outstanding Dissertation Award in 1971. Bonnie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. (Insert Paragraph) Robert S. Weinberg is a professor in the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Before coming to Miami University, Weinberg was a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Texas from 1978-1992 including Regents Professor from 1988-1992, Regents Faculty Lecturer in 1989 and Toulouse Scholar in 1990. His peers also voted him one of the top 10 sport psychology specialists in North America. Robert C. Eklund, PhD is presently a Professor and Chair in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Sport at the University of Stirling in Scotland although he served as the Distinguished Professor of Sport Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida while working on chapters for this book. His doctoral degree was earned at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Exercise and Sport Science with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Kinesiology. In addition to being widely published in research journals, Bob has co-edited (with Gershon Tenenbaum) the Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise, Handbook of Sport Psychology (3rd ed.), Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Critical Readings in Sport Psychology, and Critical Readings in Exercise Psychology, and coauthored of 2 measurement manuals on Flow and authored or co-authored numerous book chapters and encyclopedia entries in sport and exercise psychology compendia. Eklund has presented his research and participated as a keynote lecturer and invited colloquia speaker at numerous conferences worldwide. Professor Eklund was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sport &Exercise Psychology from 2003 through 2015, the premier journal in the field, and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and Secti
Chapter 1: The Exciting Field of Exercise Psychology. Chapter 2: Exercise Psychology: A Historical Perspective. Chapter 3: Exercise and the Quality of Life. Chapter 4: Exercise and Self-Perception Constructs. Chapter 5: Mood and Exercise: Basic Considerations. Chapter 6: Exercise, Mood Alteration, and Self-Awareness: Multiple Relationships. Chapter 7: Stress: A Double-Edged Sword of Distress and Eustress. Chapter 8: Exercise as a Stress Management Technique: Psychological and Physiological Effects. Chapter 9: Exercise and Cognitive Function. Chapter 10: Personality and Exercise. Chapter 11: Psychology of Injury. Chapter 12: Models of Exercise Behavior. Chapter 13: Motivational Determinants of Exercise Behavior. Chapter 14: Motivational Strategies to Enhance Exercise Adherence. Chapter 15: In Search of Personal Meaning in Physical Activity. Chapter 16: Optimal Experience in Exercise. Chapter 17: Exercise Concerns: Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Exercise Dependence. Chapter 18: Gender Issues in Exercise. Chapter 19: Youth Physical Activity Chapter 20: Exercise Psychology Considerations for Older Individuals. Chapter 21: Exercise Enjoyment and Mode Considerations: Taxonomy for Optimizing Subjective Well-Being. Chapter 22: Practice Guidelines for Maximal Psychological Benefits: Exercise Frequency, Intensity, and Duration.