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Exercise Dependence by John H. Kerr
Book DescriptionExercise dependence or addiction has been described as a 'positive addiction', but it can have links with damaging dysfunctional and excessive behaviours, including eating disorders. Clinical and sport psychologists now acknowledge the condition and report that it can be found in recreational exercisers and competitive athletes. This is the first text to provide a comprehensive guide to exercise dependence. The text contains case studies and reviews research into exercise dependence in both 'exercise' and 'sports' contexts. The authors examine the condition in the widest sense, exploring different types of exercise dependence, risk factors associated with the condition, the experiences and motivational characteristics of sufferers, links with eating disorders, and a number of approaches to counselling. This text will be of significant interest to psychologists working in sport, health and clinical practice, as well as to athletes and sports coaches, particularly those involved in endurance sports associated with higher incidences of exercise dependence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415393447
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Why did Michael Jordan quit basketball and take up baseball? Why was Martina Navratilova so successful as a professional tennis player? These and many other questions about aspects of motivation and emotion in sport are addresed.
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Author Biography - John H. Kerr
John H. Kerr is Professor of Sport Psychology in the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Kokushikan University, Japan. Koenraad J. Lindner is Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology, retired, from the University of Hong Kong, China. Michelle Blaydon has a PhD in Sports Psychology. She is a former research assistant at the University of Hong Kong, China, and is currently a senior research analyst for a commercial organization.
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