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Hooked on Exercise: A Psycho-Biological Explanation.

Author: David Pargman; Sharon S Burgess
Publisher: 1977-00-00
Edition/Format: Book Book : No language available
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A comprehensive examination of the psychological and biological factors involved in exercise addiction is presented in an attempt to explain the varying position of individuals on the continuum of ability to commence and continue a regimen of physical activity. Physiological considerations in exercise tolerance and the feelings derived from exercising are discussed. The psycho-social perspective is examined with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pargman; Sharon S Burgess
Language Note: No language available
Unique Identifier: 425154924
Notes: Paper presented at the 1977 Annual Meeting of Nort
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A comprehensive examination of the psychological and biological factors involved in exercise addiction is presented in an attempt to explain the varying position of individuals on the continuum of ability to commence and continue a regimen of physical activity. Physiological considerations in exercise tolerance and the feelings derived from exercising are discussed. The psycho-social perspective is examined with consideration given to a number of theoretical orientations in this area, including Freud's drive reduction theory, Petrie's augmentation-reduction model, Eysenck's research on extraversion-introversion and the opponent-process theory of motivation, theories primarily relating to the phenomenon of exercise addiction. Psycho-biological mechanisms are identified which encourage a high frequency of participation in physical acitivity such that participants are considered to be habituated. (Author/MB)

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