Positive Human Functioning From a Multidimensional Perspective. Volume 2: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles


A. Rui Gomes (Editor)
Universidade do Minho, Escola de Psicologia, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Rui Resende (Editor)
Maia Institute of Higher Education, Portugal

Alberto Albuquerque (Editor)
Maia Institute of Higher Education, Portugal

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

The main goal of this volume is to analyze human development through the life cycle. Using examples of life skills and exercise practice, topics related to how to organize life skills programs for children, youth, and adults and how to assume healthy life styles by doing regular exercise are discussed. How to promote positive development across the life cycle is also addressed by numerous authors. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note


Opening Chapter

Chapter 1. Towards a Fully Functioning Humanity
(Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, CA, USA)

Life Skills

Chapter 2. Life Skills Programs: What Makes them Work?
(Martin I. Jones and John K. Parker, School of Sport & Exercise, University of Gloucestershire, UK)

Chapter 3. Positive Human Development: Teaching Positive Living Skills to Children and Youth
(Terry Orlick, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Canada)

Chapter 4. Promoting Life Skills in Children and Youth: Applications to Sport Contexts
(Daniel Gould and Scott Westfall, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, Michigan State University, MI, USA)

Chapter 5. Human Development Programming: Fostering Well-Being throughout Adulthood
(Tanya Forneris, Tanya Halsall, Corliss Bean and Steven J. Danish, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Canada)


Chapter 6. Predicting and Changing Exercise Behavior: Bridging the Information-Intention-Behavior Gap
(James E. Maddux and Kimberley Dawson, Department of Psychology. George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA and others)

Chapter 7. Social Factors in Exercise Settings
(Kimberley L. Gammage and Larkin Lamarche, Department of Kinesiology, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada)

Chapter 8. Exercise and its Relationship to Psychological Health and Well-Being
(Ali A. Weinstein, Susan E. Lydick and Sukanya Biswabharati, Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA and others)


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