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
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
Dr. Samantha Harden
School of Human Kinetics @ 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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