Mind-body Maturity: Psychological Approaches to Sports, Exercise, and Fitness

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Louis Diamant
Taylor & Francis, 1991 - Psychology - 272 pages
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This book has been structured to depict the patterns accepted by those who relate mental processes, physical behaviours and performances to the ongoing process of human development and productivity. Authors from varied fields (psychology, sport medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, and education) have contributed to the book. Concern has been given to the way psychology views mind, body and maturity, to the psychology of personal development through the life span, as well as several theories of psychology which explain human behaviour, particularly sport exercise and fitness (SEF).
 

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Contents

How Psychology Relates to Sports Exercise and Fitness
5
Psychodyamic Theory
11
The Examples of Alcohol
21
Cocaine
28
Methodological Issues
35
Nutrition and Psychological Response Elizabeth J Root
43
Developmental
67
The Increasing Internalization of Movement Initiation
74
Sports Athletes and Games in a Psychoanalytic Perspective
163
Symbolic Meanings
169
Narcissism
175
Behavioral Approach to Health Psychology t Lamal
181
Sport Involvement and Identity Formation Douglas A Kleiber
193
Sport and SelfAwareness in Childhood
200
Conclusion
207
Psychological Motivation in Sports Exercise and Fitness
213

Mental States and Physical Performance Lief Robert Diamant
75
Psychophysiology of Movement
84
Athletic Activity Body Image and Adolescent Identity
91
Athletic Activity
98
Sports Participation and Social Development Mick Coleman
105
Moral Development and Sports Participation Ignatius J Toner
127
Psychological Perspectives
145
Developing a Livable Program of Exercise Activity
151
Measures and Results
219
References
225
A Positive Link
231
Exercise Mood States and Neuroendocrinology Robert G McMurray
237
and Richard M Baker
255
The Inner Game
261
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LOUIS DIAMANT is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, having served as Chair and Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, he serves as psychologist for intercollegiate athletics and has a privat

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