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Sports Psychology – Exercise and Mental Health

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Lecture

In this lecture, we think about how these concepts can be summarised, focusing in particular on: (i) clarifying the difference between exercising and being active; (ii) reiterating the importance of the field, given the economic and health downturn that inactivity has the potential to cause; (iii) reviewing the irrational beliefs and negative relationships with exercise that can result in a negative impact on mental health; (iv) the rationalities which can be drawn to create a healthier relationship with exercise.

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 - Summary [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-exercise-and-mental-health/summary-7ec19138-2b51-4f76-9842-2706d766b3b4

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Miller, A. "Sports Psychology – Exercise and Mental Health – Summary." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 10 May 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/sports-psychology-exercise-and-mental-health/summary-7ec19138-2b51-4f76-9842-2706d766b3b4

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