Archive for January 6th, 2010

Episode 12 – Action Planning

Multiple goal strategies – including the development of Process, Performance, and Outcome goals – positively influence the actions people take. Moreover, goals consistent with core beliefs and values give action purpose and meaning. The strength of this planning is the activation of a here and now focus needed to initiate and maintain physical activity/health behavior […]

Episode 11 – The Bicycle Makes the Eyes Smile

Psychophysical well-being and the Italian concepts of sfogarsi (psychological release), stare bene (a sense of overall well-being), and reintegrare (to make whole again). The objective of this episode is to encourage you to seek out and put effort toward physical activities that promote psychophysical well-being. References Whitaker, E.D. (2005). The bicycle makes the eyes smile: […]

Episode 10 – Authentic Happiness through Physical Activity

Positive psychology (the scientific study of happiness) and the relationship to physical activity through living pleasant, engaged, and meaningful lives. References Cherubini, J. (2009). Positive psychology and quality physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 80(7), 42-47, 51. Maddux, J.E. (1997). Habit, health, and happiness. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 19, 331-346. […]

Episode 9 – Empowerment and Healthy Behavior

Factors influencing individual empowerment. Connecting our behaviors and the outcomes in our lives, being in control, and influencing what happens to us. References Koelen, M.A. & Lindstrom, B. (2005). Making healthy choices easy choices: the role of empowerment, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(S1), S10-S16.

Episode 8 – Motivation and Self-Determined Behavior

Continuum of motivation levels from amotivation to extrinsic motivation to intrinsic motivation with a focus on self-determined behavior. References Cherubini, J. (2005). Motivation. In Levinson, D. & Christensen, K. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of World Sport. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Kilpatrick, M., Hebert, E., & Jacobsen, D. (2002). Physical activity motivation: A practitioner’s guide to […]

Episode 7 – Intentional Development and Lifelong Physical Activity

Multi-theoretical approach to guide the adoption, maintenance, and adherence of lifelong physical activity. References Cherubini, J. (2009). Intentional development: A model to guide lifelong physical activity. The Physical Educator, 66(4), 197-208.