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Written for the upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in exercise psychology and behavioral physical activity, Exercise Psychology: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior focuses on the psychological effects of physical activity in a diverse array of populations. It emphasizes how physical activity needs to be paired with a reduction in sedentary behavior in order to achieve overall health.
The first text of its kind to focus on both the psychology of exercise and sedentary behavior, it provides readers with the latest research in both areas, including coverage of sleep, pain, and delayed gratification. This text also applies a critical lens to foundational theories and incorporates applications and interventions throughout. With an engaging, student-friendly approach, the authors provide complete and comprehensive information that examines research on behavioral physical activity and translating research into practice.
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Features & Benefits
- Unique in its approach, the text covers both the psychology of exercise and sedentary behavior representing a paradigm shift in the field
- Includes the most robust coverage on theoretical models, as well as the latest on psychological and environmental effects
- Learning Objectives, at the beginning of each chapter, clearly define the key concepts and focus the reader in their learning and engagement of the content
- A real-world Vignette opens each chapter and depicts how a person might encounter the main topic discussed in the chapter and its impact on their health
- Applying the Concept sections, at the end of the chapter, provide readers with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the chapter to the real world scenario depicted in the Vignettes
- Critical Thinking Activities are included throughout each chapter to present opportunities for the reader to challenge and delve deeper in the theories, concepts, and research presented
- Review Questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to evaluate the achievement of the objectives outlined at the start of the chapter
Ideal for courses in Health Psychology, Health Behaviors, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, and Psychology of Physical Activity.
Section I Introduction to the Psychology of Exercise and Sedentary Behavior
Chapter 1 Introduction to Psychology of Physical Activity
Chapter 2 Introduction to the Psychology of Sedentary Behavior
Section II Theoretical Models for Exercise and Sedentary Behavior
Chapter 3 Social Cognitive Theory and Physical Activity
Chapter 4 Motivational Theories of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
Chapter 5 The Theory of Planned Behavior
Chapter 6 The Transtheoretical Model and Physical Activity
Section III Psychological Health Effects of Exercise and Sedentary Behavior
Chapter 7 Cognition
Chapter 8 Anxiety and Depression
Chapter 9 Personality Traits
Chapter 10 Self-Esteem and Body Image
Chapter 11 Stress and Pain
Chapter 12 Sleep
Chapter 13 Health-Related Quality of Life and Positive Psychology
Chapter 14 Exercise-Related Disorders
Section IV Environmental Effects of Exercise and Sedentary Behavior
Chapter 15 Social Environment
Chapter 16 Physical Environment
Heather Hausenblas, PhD-Associate Professor, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida
Heather Hausenblas, PhD, is a physical activity and healthy aging expert, researcher, and author. She obtained her Doctorate from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She was a faculty member and the Director of the Exercise Psychology lab at the University of Florida from 1998 to 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor at Jacksonville University in the College of Health Sciences. Her research focuses on the psychological effects of health behaviors, in particular physical activity and diet, across the lifespan. She examines the effects of physical activity and diet on body image, mood, adherence, quality of life, and excessive exercise. She is a mom to three young boys, and she enjoys exercising outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and coaching and watching her sons play sports. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and boys.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284034035
Ryan E. Rhodes, PhD-Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Director, Behavioural Medicine Laboratory
Ryan E. Rhodes, PhD is the Director of the Behavioural Medicine Laboratory and a Professor at the School of Exercise Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia. His primary research and teaching areas are focused on the psychology of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with applied interests in early family development of physical activity and special populations. Dr. Rhodes has written over 250 peer-reviewed publications on these topics and taught annual courses in the psychology of physical activity and sedentary behaviour since 2002. He has held research chairs from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (Population Health Scholar 2003-2008), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Gender and Health Investigator 2006-2011) and the Canadian Cancer Society (Prevention Scientist 2011-2016). He received the Early Career Scholar award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity in 2008 and was awarded fellowship in the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2014. When not working, he spends time with his two daughters, Lauren and Rachel, and his golden retriever named Cooper, who always manages to keep him active.