Psychology of Physical Activity by P-TaylorFrancis

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									Psychology of Physical Activity
Author: Nanette Mutrie
Author: Stuart J.H. Biddle



Edition: 2
Table of Contents

SECTION A: INTRODUCTION AND RATIONALE 1. Introduction and rationale: Why you should take your
dog for a walk even if you don't have one! SECTION B: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: WHY WE DO, WHY WE
DON'T 2. Correlates of physical activity: Introduction and descriptive approaches 3. Theories based on
attitudes and beliefs 4. Motivation through feelings of control 5. I can! Motivation through feelings of
competence and confidence 6. Stage-based and other models of physical activity 7. Social and
environmental correlates of physical activity SECTION C: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: A FEEL GOOD
EFFECT? 8. The feel-good factor: Psychological well-being 9. Depression and other mental illnesses 10.
Other clinical populations SECTION D: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: WHAT WORKS IN HELPING PEOPLE BE
MORE ACTIVE? 11. Intervention strategies: The individual 12. Intervention strategies: Organisations and
communities SECTION E: SUMMARY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS 13. Summary, conclusions and
future directions References Subject Index Author Index
Description

In today's urbanized and technologized society, physical activity is becoming an increasingly peripheral
part of our daily lives.This second edition is updated to reflect new findings and current research
directions, and includes full textbook features, such as key points and chapter summaries. A dedicated
accompanying website provides lecturers and students with extensive supporting materials, including
slide presentations and self-test questions.Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive account
of our psychological knowledge about physical activity covering:motivation and the psychological factors
associated with activity or inactivitythe feel-good factor: the psychological outcomes of exercising,
including mental health illness and clinical populationsinterventions and applied practice in the
psychology of physical activitycurrent trends and future directions in research and practice.This textbook
is essential for students of sport and exercise science, exercise physiology, health psychology,
occupational therapy and physical education.Visit the companion website at:
www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415366656.

								
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