The Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport

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Juni 2005



This new textbook examines the role that social psychology has in the explanation of exercise and sport behaviour. It devotes considerable attention to key social psychological issues within the two disciplines; health-related exercise behaviour and the behaviour of competitive sport participants and the spectators of elite sport. Rather than presenting a broad, superficial overview of diverse areas in exercise and sport, the book focuses on a range of selected topics and provides a comprehensive, in-depth and analytical coverage using social psychology as a framework. It thoroughly examines how social psychological research and intervention has contributed to the understanding of key topics in exercise and sport behaviour including:
  • The social psychology of exercise and health
  • Social cognitive theories of exercise behaviour
  • Exercise and the physical self
  • Eating disorders in exercise and sport
  • Emotion and mood in athletes
  • Social psychology and motivation in sport
  • Group processes in sport
  • Aggression and crowd violence
The Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on social or sport psychology courses and on health-related or sports science courses. Illustrated throughout with practical guidelines for researchers and practitioners, it is also a valuable resource for professionals interested in understanding and changing the behaviour of exercise participants and athletes.


Martin Hagger is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex and Nikos Chatzisarantis is a lecturer in the School of Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter University.
EAN: 9780335216185
ISBN: 0335216188
Untertitel: 'UK Higher Education OUP Psychology'. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Open University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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