Laboratory Mission Statement

The overall research objective of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory (EPL) at The Pennsylvania State University is to understand the psychological determinants of exercise motivation among women and children in an effort to develop effective behavioral interventions for exercise promotion and adherence. Current research topics under investigation in the EPL include: psychological determinants of exercise among pregnant and postpartum women and children, objective monitoring of physical activity during pregnancy, exercise beliefs among pregnant and postpartum women with gestational diabetes, and application of cognitive-behavioral principles within the context of lifestyle interventions.


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