Introduction to exercise psychology

Allyson Box, Jonathan North, Steven Petruzzello

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Within this chapter, you will be introduced to the field of Exercise Psychology and how it differs from Sport Psychology. This chapter attempts to (a) differentiate Exercise and Sport Psychology, (b) provide an overview of the themes of Exercise Psychology, (c) introduce the various scientific approaches to studying Exercise Psychology and their unique contributions, and (d) emphasize the importance of considering various perspectives in order to fully understand physical activity behavior.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of exercise and sport psychology: An open access textbook
EditorsZachary Zenko, Leighton Jones
PublisherSociety for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology
ISBN (Electronic)9780578932361
StatePublished - 2021


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