The major purpose of this text is to provide students and professionals with an in-depth examination of the relationship between exercise and psychological constructs. Information is presented from a wide variety of disciplines, including neuroscience and public health. Case studies help readers to better understand the application of psychological constructs in exercise settings. This is an excellent text for all levels of study and a vital resource for professionals. Key features are: chapters on both the effects of exercise and adherence to exercise; multiple disciplines are integrated to provide wider understanding; and clear case studies and key points to explain all concepts covered in the book.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction and basic concepts: foundations of exercise psychology; basic concepts in exercise psychology; physiological. Part 2 Exercise and mental health: anxiety; depression and exercise; stress; exercise and sleep; self-esteem; positive affect. Part 3 Psychology of physical activity behaviour: determinants of physical activity behaviour; theories of behaviour change; interventions to change physical activity behaviour.
Janet Buckworth, PhD, is an assistant professor of sport and exercise science at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She has written and presented extensively on exercise psychology and behavior change.Dr. Buckworth is a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is also an America College of Sports Medicine fellowShe resides in Columbus, Ohio, and enjoys jogging, canoeing, and reading science fiction.Rod K. Dishman, PhD, is a professor of exercise science and the director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. He has served as a consultant on exercise adherence to numerous government agencies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and has written two books on the topic.Dr. Dishman is an American College of Sports Medicine fellow and a member of the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission Selection Committee.He resides in Athens, Georgia, and enjoys running and boating.