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Psychology of physical activity: determinants, well-being, and interventions

Biddle, S.J.H. and Mutrie, N. (2008) Psychology of physical activity: determinants, well-being, and interventions. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-36665-6

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Abstract

Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive account of our psychological knowledge about physical activity covering: motivation and the psychological factors associated with activity or inactivity; the feel-good factor: the psychological outcomes of exercising, including mental health illness and clinical populations; interventions and applied practice in the psychology of physical activity; current trends and future directions in research and practice. This textbook is essential for students of sport and exercise science, exercise physiology, health psychology, occupational therapy and physical education.