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Sports Psychology – Exercise and Mental Health

4. Improving People's Relationship with Exercise

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Lecture

In this lecture, we think about how people’s relationship with exercise can be improved, focusing in particular on: (i) the three basic psychological needs as competence, autonomy and relatedness, in the context of sport and exercise; (ii) Edmunds’ research on the impact of exercise prescriptions on wellbeing, finding that mental health status was more positive after the study period; (iii) the role that productive, motivational interviewing played in improving the mental health and motivations to exercise, of the participants in Edmunds’ study; (iv) the effectiveness of rational, emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) on people suffering with exercise addiction.

Course

In this course, Dr Anthony Miller (Staffordshire University) explores the relationship between exercise and mental health. In the first lecture, we think about what exercise is and what mental health benefits it can bring. In the second lecture, we think about some key research findings in the field of exercise and mental health. In the third lecture, we think about the irrational beliefs and negative relationships that can exist in the mind of someone with an exercise addiction. Next, we think about techniques that can be implemented to improve people’s relationship with exercise. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about how these concepts can be summarised.

Lecturer

Dr Anthony Miller is a lecturer in the School of Health, Science and Wellbeing at Staffordshire University. Dr Miller’s research interests are in understanding human performance and wellbeing under pressure, with a particular focus on the social identity approach to leadership. Some of Dr Miller’s recent publications include 'Psychological distress across sport participation groups: The mediating effects of secondary irrational beliefs on the relationship between primary irrational beliefs and symptoms of anxiety, and depression' (2019) and 'Test-retest reliability of the irrational performance beliefs inventory' (2018).

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Miller, A. (2022, May 10). Sports Psychology – Exercise and Mental Health - Improving People's Relationship with Exercise [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-exercise-and-mental-health/improving-people-s-relationship-with-exercise

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Miller, A. "Sports Psychology – Exercise and Mental Health – Improving People's Relationship with Exercise." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 10 May 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-exercise-and-mental-health/improving-people-s-relationship-with-exercise

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