Why is it so difficult for some of us to engage in sports? Answering this question requires us to take into account both psychological and social aspects: degree of motivation, beliefs, emotions, the influence of friends and relatives, time constraints, as well as ease of access to sports infrastructure or green areas. In describing the mechanisms which determine our tendency to be dynamic or sedentary, this book also explains the most effective strategies for encouraging people to exercise more and the ensuing benefits for their mental and physical well-being.
Gabriele Prati teaches Social Psychology and Work Psychology at the University of Bologna.
Luca Pietrantoni teaches Social Psychology and Community Analysis at the University of Bologna.