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Impact of Physical Activity on Personal & Social Behaviors - Chapter Summary
This chapter's lessons offer a review of the many ways physical activity and general health relate to social and personal behaviors. You'll learn more about the development of personal identity and the role of emotions in determining attitudes. Other lessons look at social interactions and out-group theory. Our instructors will also help you examine health issues among U.S. residents and the role exercise can play in determining health. After watching the videos and reading the texts, you will have a better understanding of topics including:
- Development of personal identity
- The mind-body problem
- Kinesthetic intelligence
- Types of social interactions
- The most common health problems in the U.S.
- Health behaviors and health promotion
- How exercise and diet impact health
You'll enjoy watching the short video lessons that are packed with examples and humor. After each lesson comes a multiple-choice quiz, and the chapter ends with a comprehensive exam. Every video includes a Timeline with clickable links that take you back to specific parts of the lesson, making review easy. You can contact the instructors through our message board and keep up with your progress through the lessons with the Dashboard.
1. What Is Personal Identity? - Definition, Philosophy & Development
This lesson explores philosophies of personal identity and digs into several key theories on this topic. You will think about questions of human existence that have been debated throughout history and are still debated today.
2. The Mind-Body Problem in Philosophy
This lesson will highlight the philosophical arguments concerning the mind and the body. It will define dualism and materialism as well as citing the works of Descartes, Ryle, and Churchland.
3. Teamwork Skills in the Workplace: Definition & Examples
In today's modern corporate world, developing teamwork skills in the workplace has become a necessity. In order to survive such a competitive environment, companies need to promote a workplace that emphasizes teamwork.
4. Out-Group Theory: Definition & Bias
At some point, there will always pop up an 'us versus them' scenario in life. Whether it be related to simple team sports or countries at war, this phenomenon is part of human nature. This lesson will tell you more about how people view 'them' and how rival groups may be more alike than we may think.
5. Kinesthetic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation
What do Florence Griffith-Joyner, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Britney Spears all have in common? They all have bodily/kinesthetic intelligence. Learn more about bodily/kinesthetic intelligence from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. How Emotion Influences Attitudes and Persuasion
Emotions can be used to induce attitude change in a number of ways. In this lesson, we discuss how they can be used within persuasive communication to illicit both short-term and long-term attitude change.
7. Social Interactions: Definition & Types
Social interactions are the processes by which we act and react to those around us. Let's examine the different types of social interactions and test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Major Health Problems in the United States
Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.
9. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.
10. How Diet and Exercise Affect Health and Chronic Conditions
Here we will discuss how the elements of diet and exercise can reduce the risk or the severity of a chronic condition or disease. We look specifically at diet and how it can be great, good, okay or terrible. Exercise can be excessive, incorrect, correct or absent.
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- Human Growth & Development
- Childhood Growth and Development
- Adolescent Growth and Development
- Adult Growth and Development
- Overview of the Human Body
- Physical Fitness & Nutrition
- Functional Properties of Nutrients
- Nutrients and the Body
- Vitamins in Nutrition
- Nutritional Balance
- The Risk of Eating Disorders to Nutrition
- Emotional and Mental Health
- Enhancing Social Health
- Social Systems & Communication
- Family Structures & Issues
- Prejudice, Aggression & Conflict
- Factors Influencing Health
- Illnesses and Diseases
- Public Health Emphasis
- Health Screening
- Healthy Relationships and Sexuality
- Influences in Sexual Relationships
- Alcohol & Tobacco Use and Personal Health
- Drugs & Substance Use Disorders
- Making Decisions in Health Care
- Health Protection Laws and Programs
- Media & Advertising of Health Information
- Injury Prevention and Safety Strategies
- Emergency Care
- Principles of Motor Development, Learning & Control
- Gross Anatomy & Functions of the Muscular System
- Elements of Human Growth & Energy
- Principles of Rhythmic Activities
- Principles of Gymnastic Activities
- Principles of Individual & Outdoor Activities
- Effective Teaching Strategies
- Approaches to Instruction
- Principles of Dual & Team Sports
- Principles of Cooperative & Group Games
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue
- Understanding & Assessing Fitness
- Principles & Benefits of Physical Fitness
- Promoting Health & Fitness Components
- Developing Physical Fitness Plans
- Teaching Techniques for Health Educators
- Managing & Coping with Stress
- Careers in Health & Fitness
- WEST Health/Fitness Flashcards