Exercise Psychology

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Human Kinetics, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 330 pages
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Machine generated contents note: Introduction and Basic Concepts 1 -- Chapter 1 Foundations of Exercise Psychology 3 -- Dualism Versus Monism 4 -- Biological Foundations 6 -- Cognitive Foundations 7 -- Behavioral and Social Foundations 8 -- Subdiscipline or a Field of Study? 9 -- Contemporary Exercise Psychology 10 -- An Overview of Physical Activity and Mental Health 11 -- An Overview of Physical Activity Behavior 14 -- Summary 15 -- Suggested Readings 15 -- Web Sites 15 -- Chapter 2 Basic Concepts in Exercise Psychology 17 -- General Concepts 17 -- Psychological Constructs 18 -- Multidimensional Scales 22 -- Covariance Modeling 25 -- Defining Physical Activity and Fitness 28 -- Measuring Physical Activity 30 -- Research Issues 34 -- Summary 38 -- Suggested Readings 39 -- Web Sites 39 -- Chapter 3 Behavioral Neuroscience 41 -- Section 1: The Neural Network 42 -- Section 2: Neurotransmitters 53 -- Section 3: Brain Cellular and Molecular Biology 58 -- Section 4: Animal Behavior Models 63 -- Section 5: Measuring Brain Activity 64 -- Summary 72 -- Suggested Readings 72 -- Web Sites 72 -- Exercise and Mental Health 73 -- Chapter 4 Stress 75 -- Background and Definitions 75 -- Does Exercise Reduce Stress? 79 -- Physiological Mechanisms of the Stress Response 80 -- Contemporary Views: Exercise Research 86 -- Summary 89 -- Suggested Readings 89 -- Web Sites 89 -- Chapter 5 Affect, Mood, and Emotion 91 -- Definitions of Terms 92 -- A Short History of Emotion 96 -- Contemporary Views of Affect and Emotion 98 -- Neuroanatomy of Affect and Emotion 99 -- Factors Influencing the Effects of Exercise on Affect 102 -- Research on Exercise and Affect 104 -- Psychophysiological and Behavioral Assessment of Affect, Mood, and Emotion 107 -- Mechanisms 112 -- Hazards of Exercise? 113 -- Summary 114 -- Suggested Readings 114 -- Web Sites 114 -- Chapter 6 Anxiety 115 -- Prevalence and Social Impact 115 -- Definitions 116 -- Types of Common Anxiety Disorders 116 -- Effects of Exercise 118 -- Mechanisms 124 -- Summary 129 -- Suggested Readings 130 -- Web Sites 130 -- Chapter 7 Depression 131 -- Prevalence and Social Impact 131 -- Clinical Description 132 -- Effects of Exercise 133 -- Mechanisms 144 -- Summary 152 -- Suggested Readings 152 -- Web Sites 153 -- Chapter 8 Self-Esteem 155 -- The Self-System 155 -- Theories and Models 157 -- Factors Influencing Self-Esteem 158 -- Measurement 162 -- Exercise and Self-Esteem 166 -- Mechanisms 171 -- Distorted Body Image and Exercise 172 -- Summary 174 -- Suggested Readings 175 -- Web Sites 175 -- Chapter 9 Sleep 177 -- Prevalence and Impact of Sleep Disturbances 177 -- Brief History of Sleep Research 178 -- Definitions: What Is Sleep? 178 -- Measuring Sleep 181 -- Research on Exercise and Sleep 181 -- Mechanisms 186 -- Summary 188 -- Suggested Readings 188 -- Web Sites 188 -- The Psychology of Physical Activity Behavior 189 -- Chapter 10 Determinants of Exercise and Physical Activity 191 -- Classification of Determinants 192 -- Issues in Research 208 -- Summary 209 -- Suggested Readings 209 -- Web Sites 209 -- Chapter 11 Theories of Behavior Change 211 -- Behaviorism 213 -- Cognitive Behaviorism 215 -- Social Cognitive Theory 216 -- Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory 218 -- Stage Theories 219 -- Other Theories Applied to Exercise and Physical Activity 223 -- Issues in Application of Theories of Exercise Behavior 225 -- Summary 226 -- Suggested Readings 227 -- Web Sites 227 -- Chapter 12 Interventions to Change Physical Activity Behavior 229 -- Overview 229 -- Intervention Context 230 -- Specific Strategies 239 -- Why Can’t We Keep People Active? Mediators and Intervention Effectiveness 251 -- Summary 253 -- Suggested Readings 253 -- Web Sites 253 -- Chapter 13 Perceived Exertion 255 -- History 256 -- Psychophysics and Perceived Exertion 257 -- Comparing People 262 -- Signals to Perceived Exertion 265 -- The Sensory Nervous System 265 -- Physiological Mediators 268 -- Psychological and Social-Cultural Influences 273 -- Perceived Exertion: The Final Common Pathway 276 -- Practical Use of Ratings of Perceived Exertion 277 -- Summary 283 -- Suggested Readings 283 -- Web Sites 284 -- Glossary 285 -- Bibliography 298 -- Index 320 -- About the Authors 330.
 

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Probably the best book on exercise psychology. I teach exercise psychology (exercise adherence), this text is the best in the business.
Dr. Bob

Contents

artl Introduction and Basic Concepts
1
Basic Concepts in Exercise Psychology
17
Behavioral Neuroscience
41
Exercise and Mental Health
73
Affect Mood and Emotion
91
Anxiety
115
Depression
131
SelfEsteem
155
VJiSit The Psychology of Physical Activity Behavior
189
Theories of Behavior Change
211
Interventions to Change Physical Activity Behavior
229
Perceived Exertion
255
Glossary
285
Bibliography
298
Index
320
About the Authors
330

Sleep
177

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About the author (2002)

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 fellow

She 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.

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