Perceived Exertion Laboratory Manual

From Standard Practice to Contemporary Application

  • Luke Haile
  • Michael Gallagher, Jr.
  • Robert J. Robertson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Perceptual and Psychosocial Variables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 11-20
    3. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 21-27
    4. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 29-40
  4. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 43-54
    3. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 55-74
    4. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 75-87
    5. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 89-108
  5. Exercise Prescription and Program Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 111-129
    3. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 131-145
    4. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 147-161
    5. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 163-177
    6. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 179-195
  6. Applied Perceptual and Psychosocial Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 199-218
    3. Luke Haile, Michael Gallagher Jr., Robert J. Robertson
      Pages 219-232

About this book

Introduction

This unique laboratory manual describes an empirical framework for tailoring individualized exercise programs to client attitudes and perceptions. It presents laboratory experiments that analyze perceptual and psychosocial variables that influence participation in physical activities, describes methods for assessing these factors in clients, offers guidelines for exercise prescription and program evaluation, and features practical applications of current research. The focus on perceived exertion, the physiological responses and psychosocial feelings that occur during exercise, encourages innovative thinking about client self-efficacy, muscular pain, emotions and mood states, and other factors that influence physical activity behavior. These laboratory experiments explore a combination of scientific findings and psychological insights that will inspire practitioners to create effective strategies for increasing physical activity in clients at various stages of illness and health.

Included in the coverage:

  • Perceived exertion scaling and validation.
  • The estimation-production paradigm for exercise intensity self-regulation.
  • Self-selected versus imposed exercise intensities.
  • Exercise-induced muscle pain in relation to physical activity.
  • The affective response to exercise.
  • Application of perceptual models to the measurement of pain and affective responses to exercise.

The Perceived Exertion Laboratory Manual is a proactive learning resource for health psychologists, exercise physiologists, and health-fitness professionals seeking to further the health education of clients, and can also be used in the professional development of students and in-service practitioners.

 

Keywords

American College of Sports Medicine guidelines American Heart Association guidelines exercise physiology perceptual variables in exercise assessment physically active lifestyle psychosocial variables in exercise asssessment

Authors and affiliations

  • Luke Haile
    • 1
  • Michael Gallagher, Jr.
    • 2
  • Robert J. Robertson
    • 3
  1. 1.Lock Haven University of PennsylvaniaLock HavenUSA
  2. 2.University of Central ArkansasConwayUSA
  3. 3.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1917-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1916-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1917-8
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