Psychological Perspectives on Walking: Interventions for Achieving Change

Author(s) : Ralf Risser, Author(s) : Matus Sucha

Psychological Perspectives on Walking: Interventions for Achieving Change

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : July 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 248
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 95166
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367322588
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367322
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Psychological Perspectives on Walking provides a comprehensive overview of the benefits of walking and shows how we can encourage people to walk more based on psychological principles. It examines how walking significantly improves health, positively impacts the environment, contributes to resolving social issues, and boosts the local micro-economy. This pioneering book discusses psychological motivations for walking versus not walking and asserts research-based arguments in favour of walking, including both theoretical considerations and everyday concerns.

The book investigates the motivations that can lead to increased walking, advises on how to build walking-conducive habits, and recommends strategies for decision makers for promoting changes that will allow walking to thrive more easily. The authors include success stories and lessons learned from what have become known as 'walkable' cities to show how interventions and initiatives can succeed on a practical basis.

This accessible, practical book is essential for urban planners; health specialists; policy makers; traffic experts; psychology, civil engineering, and social sciences students; and experts in the field of sustainable mobility. Psychological Perspectives on Walking will appeal to anyone in the general population in favour of a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

About the Author(s)

Ralf Risser is a visiting professor in the Psychology Department at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He specialises in qualitative survey techniques, behavior observation, heuristic procedures as workshops, and group-dynamics-based creative and training measures.

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