Welcome to the Psychology of Exercise, Health, and Physical Activity Laboratory (PEHPA Lab). The PEHPA Lab is overseen by Dr. Mark
Beauchamp, who is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology
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)
GrOup-based physical Activity for oLder adults
School of Kinesiology @ UBC
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.
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