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Exercise Psychology


Publisher:Human Kinetics Publishers



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"Exercise Psychology" provides broad coverage of research, theory, and practical applications in the field of exercise psychology. It aims to help readers to gain the knowledge and skills they need to become successful practitioners in cardiac rehabilitation, wellness, health promotion, and corporate and commercial fitness. Information from a wide variety of disciplines is presented in clear and concise language that's relevant for students and practitioners. Real-life scenarios help readers understand how to apply theoretical models and research in the fitness setting. Part I focuses on the principles, theories, and concepts of exercise psychology and examines research on motivation, exercise adherence, psychological implications of exercise, and personality factors. Plus, theoretical models most beneficial to understanding exercise programming are discussed. Part II shows readers how to apply psychogical priniples and techniques that will help people increase teir motivation to exercise and change health-impairing behvaiour. Part II also includes numerous behavioural interventiion strategies and details exercise approaches for special populations such as children; the elderly; and people with coronary heart deseaase, obesity, or physical disabilities. This is a text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses and a reference for practitioners in the field of exercise science and health psychology.

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