Welcome to the Psychology of Exercise, Health, and Physical Activity Laboratory (PEHPA Lab). The PEHPA Lab is overseen by Dr. Mark Beauchamp, who is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology (formerly Human Kinetics) at The University of British Columbia and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar (Population Health). Drawing from diverse disciplines (that include behavioural medicine, organizational psychology, and education) our program is concerned with (a) understanding both barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity behaviour across the age spectrum, and (b) developing conceptually-sound evidence-based interventions that are cost-effective and sustainable.
 
Psychology of Exercise, Health, and Physical Activity Laboratory (PEHPA Lab)

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CURRENT STUDIES
 
GrOup-based physical Activity for oLder adults
(GOAL) Trial
 
For information about the GOAL Trial please seegoal.kin.educ.ubc.ca or contact Dr. Svenja Wolf
 
Project Manager
svenjaawolf@gmail.com

Funding

School of Kinesiology @ UBC

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Some recent research projects include:

(1) Transformational leadership: Applications to teaching and parenting behaviours in relation to adolescent health promotion.

(2) Relational efficacy beliefs in small group settings.

(3) Intra-group perceptual similarity, cohesion, and adherence within exercise classes.
 
(4) Belongingness and health promotion.

Recent News and Media

Recruiting Participants for GOAL Study.

FREE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS