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

S.J.H. Biddle, N. Mutrie

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages448
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • psychology
  • physical activity
  • exercise
  • well-being
  • interventions
  • sports science

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