The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice

Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A.Martin Ginis, Heather L. Gainforth, Steven J. Petruzzello

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Now in its fifth edition, The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice is the ideal resource for undergraduate courses devoted to the study of exercise behavior. Following the success of previous editions, this book successfully integrates theoretical principles and the latest research with intervention strategies that students can apply in real-world settings. Students will find multiple forms of presentation throughout including graphics and models, questionnaires and other instruments, focus boxes highlighting research on the impact of physical activity on specific populations, and review questions and activities to enhance learning.

This edition includes a substantial revision of the theory and intervention chapters, with a focus on the most popular theories currently thriving in the field, a discussion of environmental and policy influences on behavior, and an expanded presentation of intervention components, design, and evaluation. Separate chapters are also dedicated to popular topics such as personality, self-perceptions, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional well-being, cognitive function, and health-related quality of life. For those seeking to learn more about exercise behavior, The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice is a must-have resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages452
ISBN (Electronic)9780429287480
ISBN (Print)9780367186791, 9780367186807
StatePublished - Sep 27 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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