Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 24 February 2020

Abstract and Keywords

Physical activity is a key behavior in modern public health and is a topic of great concern to governments and health agencies. Psychologists can contribute to a better understanding of physical activity behavior by studying and explaining factors associated with participation in physical activity and interventions to change such behaviors. This chapter outlines the evidence on correlates for physical activity across the age span, what mediators might be important for behavior change, and what current evidence on interventions is available to guide thinking on behavior change.

Keywords: Exercise, intervention, mediator, correlates, behavioral epidemiology

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.