The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice

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The second edition of The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice weaves together theory, research, application, and intervention, using evidence- and theoretical-based information to provide students with a solid foundation of exercise psychology. In this user-friendly text, the authors have applied prominent and thoroughly researched theories and models to actual situations that students are likely to encounter professionally. The six chapters in Part I help students understand and modify exercise behavior, while the chapters in Part II discuss psychosocial influences and consequences of physical activity. Among the topics reviewed are the relationship between exercise and personality and the impact of exercise on self-esteem, stress, anxiety and depression, and emotional well-being. Chapters on social influences, body image, and health-related quality of life offer the latest information on these emerging areas of study. All chapters in this new edition have been completely updated, which makes this one of the most up-to-date books on the market. New to This Edition New chapter on stress. Completely rewritten chapter on physical activity interventions. Focus boxes, with additional student learning activities, that highlight research on physical activity-related issues in special populations. New standardized questionnaires, including some of the most frequently used measures in exercise psychology research. Special Features of the Text Outstanding author team consisting of active researchers with diverse areas of expertise. End-of-chapter review questions and learning activities to enhance understanding. Connections between theory and application throughout the text. Comprehensive glossary. Student-friendly price. An instructor's manual and a PowerPoint presentation available upon adoption

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Contents

Physical Activity Epidemiology
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FOCUS ON SPECIAL POPULATIONS
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REFERENCES
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