How can we use persuasion methods to make people more physically active and improve their sport and exercise experiences? How can instructors, coaches, athletes, and practitioners most effectively communicate their messages to others?

Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity is the first book to consider the applications of persuasion frameworks within activity-related contexts, while also summarizing the major developments relating to communication topics in these settings. It provides a state of the art review of the key developments, challenges, and opportunities within the field. It brings together international experts from the fields of social, health, and sport and exercise psychology, to give theoretical overviews, insights into contemporary research themes and practical implications, as well as agendas for future research.

Covering topics such as changing attitudes towards exercise, social influence, persuasive leadership and communicating with people with physical disabilities, this book provides a contemporary approach to persuasion and communication in a sport, exercise and physical activity setting. It is an important text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics in the fields of Sport and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health and Physical Activity Promotion, and related areas of Psychology.

part 1I|152 pages

Persuasion and messaging

chapter 1|19 pages

The evolution of health communications research

The consequent challenges and opportunities in the case of physical activity message framing
ByAmy E. Latimer-Cheung, Alexander Lithopoulos

chapter 2|16 pages

The Elaboration Likelihood Model

Changing attitudes toward exercising and beyond
ByRichard E. Petty, Pablo Briñol, Jacob Teeny, Javier Horcajo

chapter 3|17 pages

Physical activity messaging for action control

ByRyan E. Rhodes, Alison Quinlan

chapter 4|18 pages

The role of perceived threat and efficacy in motivating behavior change in sport and physical activity communication contexts

ByAnthony J. Roberto, Lisa J. van Raalte, Yanqin Liu, Karlee A. Posteher

chapter 5|18 pages

Inoculation messaging

ByJosh Compton, Bobi Ivanov

chapter 6|13 pages

Psychological Reactance Theory, sport, and exercise

A bright future
ByBrian L. Quick, Tobias Reynolds-Tylus, Andrea Martinez Gonzalez

chapter 8|17 pages

Shaping expectations

ByJessica A. Emerson, Harold Lee, David M. Williams

chapter 9|17 pages

Harnessing the weapons of social influence in sport, exercise, and physical activity

ByNikos L. D. Chatzisarantis, Sarah Hardcastle, Martin S. Hagger, Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani

part 153II|113 pages

Interpersonal communication

chapter 10|15 pages

Need-supportive communication

Implications for motivation in sport, exercise, and physical activity
ByNikos Ntoumanis, Eleanor Quested, Johnmarshall Reeve, Sung Hyeon Cheon

chapter 11|16 pages

Persuasive leadership in sport and exercise

Taking a closer look under the hood
ByGeralyn R. Ruissen, Desmond McEwan, Mark R. Beauchamp

chapter 12|15 pages

Principled negotiation in sport, exercise, and physical activity

ByJames A. Dimmock, Ben Jackson

chapter 13|16 pages

Embodiment in sport

Strength, readiness, aggression, and beyond
ByPablo Briñol, Richard E. Petty, Luke Hinsenkamp

chapter 14|16 pages

Communicating within sport teams

ByMark Eys, Mark Surya, Alex J. Benson

chapter 15|17 pages

Communicating physical activity information to people with physical disabilities

ByMarie-Josée Perrier, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis

chapter 16|16 pages

Self-presentation and communication in physical activity settings

ByRobert C. Eklund, Timothy C. Howle