Fitness Information Technology, Inc, U.S.
Bonnie G. Berger
The Second Edition of Foundations of Exercise Psychology presents an expanded summary of the information to date on the psychology of exercise and offers lucid suggestions for practice and future research. The contents of the book go well beyond past texts in the field and include some innovative and thought provoking chapters on little discussed topics in exercise psychology such as the meaning of exercise and the psychological and physical dangers when exercise goes awry. The range of populations examined includes women, children, dependent, and habitual exercisers and participants throughout the life span. Exercise is complex because it is integrally tied to our physical, psychological, and spiritual well being. It also includes diverse activities performed at various intensities, durations, and frequencies in a variety of settings by a broad spectrum of participants. Foundations of Exercise Psychology 2nd edition first introduces and defines exercise psychology and what it means to be an exercise psychologist, then presents the quality of life issues and dilemmas of physically active and inactive individuals. Bonnie G. Berger, David Pargman, and Robert S. Weinberg present the key concepts and models of the field, focusing on the interrelationships between exercise and psychology. Foundations of Exercise Psychology is for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who want to examine the many aspects of exercise; for health and exercise professionals such as physical educators, health educators, coaches, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and fitness instructors; and for interested exercisers who may have no professional ties to physical activity.