Psychology of Physical Activity
Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions, 2nd Edition
Published August 31st 2007 by Routledge – 448 pages
As modern lifestyles offer ever more opportunities for a sedentary existence, physical activity has become, for many, a marginal aspect of life. Too little physical activity is linked to common, often serious, health problems, and although this link is now widely acknowledged, levels of sedentary behaviour continue to increase throughout western society. Psychology of Physical Activity, 2nd Edition addresses this concern, bringing together a wealth of up to date information about exercise behaviour including:
Updated to reflect new findings and research directions, this new edition includes full textbook features, and is accompanied by a dedicated website providing lecturers and students with extensive support materials, including powerpoint slides and student MCQ's.
Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415366656.
'This second edition of Biddle and Mutrie’s book reflects their broad grasp of contemporary public health concerns. Their sophisticated and practically-grounded perspectives allow them to a guide the reader through an inherently complex field, highlighting what is most relevant and important. ' - Dr Neville Owen, Director, Cancer Prevention Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia
'This new edition is a welcome and important contribution to a rapidly-expanding field of knowledge, in which Biddle and Mutrie’s guiding ideas and synthesis of diverse research is much needed.'- Dr Neville Owen, Director, Cancer Prevention Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia
Part 1 1. Introduction Part 2 2. Motivation for Physical Activity: Introduction and Overview 3. Motivation Through Feelings of Control 4. I Can! Motivation Through Feelings of Competence and Confidence 5. Linking Attitudes with Physical Activity 6. Physical Activity Theories and Models: Stages, Phases and Overlap 7. What I feel and Where I Am: Exercise Perceptions and Social Environments Part 3 8. The Feel Good Factor: Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being 9. Depression and Other Mental Illnesses 10. The Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations Part 4 11. Making a Difference 1: Intervention Strategies for the Individual 12. Making a Difference 2: Interventions in Organisations and Communities 13. Conclusions and Future Directions
Stuart J. H. Biddle is Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology at Loughborough University, UK.
Nanette Mutrie is Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology at Strathclyde University, UK.