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Exercise Psychology

By Janet Buckworth, Rod K. Dishman, Patrick O'Connor

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Format: Hardcover, 527 pages, 2nd Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 February 2013
"Exercise Psychology" addresses the psychological and biological consequences of exercise and physical activity, and their subsequent effects on mood and mental health. In contrast to other exercise psychology textbooks it presents a psychobiolocal approach that examines the inner workings of the body and their effects on behaviour. From this unique perspective, readers will learn the biological foundations of exercise psychology within the broader contexts of cognitive, social and environmental influences. By exploring the biological mechanisms associated with individuals' behaviour, Exercise Psychology challenges students and researchers to critically examine less-explored methods for positive behaviour change. Understanding the psychological antecedents and consequences of physical activity.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Basic Concepts Chapter 1. Foundations of Exercise Psychology Dualism Versus Monism Biological Foundations Cognitive Foundations Behavioral and Social Foundations Contemporary Exercise Psychology Overview of Physical Activity and Mental Health Overview of Physical Activity Behavior Summary Websites Chapter 2. Basic Concepts in Exercise Psychology General Concepts Psychological Constructs Multidimensional Scales Covariance Modeling Defining Physical Activity and Fitness Measuring Physical Activity Behavioral Genetics Research Issues Summary Websites Chapter 3. Behavioral Neuroscience The Neural Network Neurotransmitters Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Brain Animal Models Measuring Brain Activity Summary Websites Part II: Exercise and Mental Health Chapter 4. Stress Background and Definitions Effects of Exercise Mechanisms

About the Author

Janet Buckworth, PhD, is an associate professor of exercise science at Ohio State University in Columbus, where she teaches upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on behavior change in exercise. She has written and presented extensively on exercise psychology and behavior change. Respected for her expertise in the field, Buckworth has been invited as a keynote presenter for several conferences on exercise psychology and exercise and depression. She is also the recipient of an NIH grant for her research in exercise adherence. Buckworth is a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She and her husband, Chuck Moody, reside in Columbus, Ohio. Buckworth enjoys running with her dog, cooking, and reading science fiction and mystery novels. Rod K. Dishman, PhD, is a professor of exercise science, adjunct professor of psychology, and codirector of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. He has served as a consultant on exercise to government agencies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. His research has been funded by the NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Heart Association, and the United State Olympic Committee (USUC). Dishman is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology and was one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Academy of Sport Sciences. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. He resides in Athens, Georgia, and enjoys cycling and resistance exercise. Patrick J. O'Connor, PhD, is a professor of exercise science and the codirector of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on their 2007-2008 Physical Activity Guidelines. He has presented original research at 80 conferences, written numerous journal articles, and contributed to several books. O'Connor is fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and American College of Sports Medicine and scientific advisor to the International Life Sciences Institute. He resides in Athens, Georgia, with his wife, Sarah Covert, and twins, Aydan and Siena. O'Connor enjoys training for and competing in various running events from 5Ks to the Boston Marathon. Phillip Tomporowski, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology and director of the Cognition and Skill Acquisition Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. He has coauthored three books, coedited two texts, and authored numerous book chapters and journal articles. He has served as a consultant to university extension programs, international programs, local community service programs, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom. Tomporowski is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He resides in Athens, Georgia. Tomporowski is a martial arts instructor and practitioner. He also enjoys competing in triathlons and obstacle course races.

EAN: 9781450407090
ISBN: 1450407099
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Dimensions: 27.94 x 22.35 x 4.06 centimetres (1.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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