Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity
What is personality?
Personality is psychological factor that might predict how often or what types
of exercise people do. Exercise itself impacts peoples personalities over time.
Sport participation -> may or
Depression and Exercise
Largely unable to experience positive emotions in an AUTHENTIC way
May externally show positive emotions, but internally they are not
Depressions is characterized by changes in thinking patterns
Will become quite pessimistic can
Are the big 5 comprehensive enough?
Are we leaving some things out by reducing it down into five? Are there more
fine-grained aspects of personality?
Based on mental toughness, what combinations of the big 5 could depict
someone who was mentally tough?
Types of Depression:
Classic manifestation of depression is unipolar major depressive disorder.
Very intense episode of systematic depressiveness symptoms
Common in MDD to have multiple episodes
Pharmacotherapy does not have the benefit of reducing th
Expectancy of I do X, Y will happen.
- We are not just a combination of just sexual and aggressive drives
manifesting in different ways.
- We are active interpreters and perceivers of the environment. Active
- Estimation of a probability or outcome based
Cohesion: connections in different group that vary in strength and individual
attractions to the group.
- Try to convince teams to be more cohesive in interest of improving
- If the team is more cohesive they will perform better
- What factors
Most dangerous or lethal of any mental illness (anorexia specifically)
Mortality is a real risk with eating disorders
Anorexia caries the risk at a very young age
Mortality risk comes from the issues that occur with the body systems at