Research Seminar: Professor Rod K. Dishman, "Methodological Advances in Exercise Psychology: Modeling Latent Variables"

Professor Rod K. Dishman, PhD from the Department of Kinesiology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA will present “Methodological Advances in Exercise Psychology: Modeling Latent Variables” in PESS Building P1033 on Tuesday, 26th July 2016 between 9am and 12pm which is funded by IRC New Foundations Scheme.

Drs. Mark Campbell and Matthew Herring would like to invite you to the third of a series of Research Seminars funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme broadly focused on innovative methodological techniques to improve psychological research into healthy lifestyle behaviours. The third Research Seminar, entitled "Methodological Advances in Exercise Psychology: Modeling Latent Variables," will be presented on Tuesday, July 26th by Professor Rod K. Dishman.

Professor Rod K. Dishman is Professor of Kinesiology and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at The University of Georgia, USA, where he is also Co-Director of the UGA Exercise Psychology Laboratory and a member of the Neuroscience Program in the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute. Professor Dishman received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has focused his research program on neurobiological aspects of the mental health outcomes associated with physical activity and on behavioral determinants of physical activity. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and 45 invited book chapters, and has received over $17 million in extramural research funding from organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Heart Association, and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Psychological Association, and the National Academy of Kinesiology, and has served as a consultant on exercise to the NIH, CDC, Sports Medicine Council for the USOC, and the Olympic Prize sub-committee of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Dr. Dishman was one of 22 founding members of the IOC’s Olympic Academy of Sport Sciences, and he served as a member of the advisory committee for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Research Seminar Description

Prof. Dishman will focus on innovative methodological approaches to better understanding latent constructs in psychological research through modeling analyses, with a particular focus on behavioral determinants of physical activity and mediators of the association of physical activity with mental health outcomes. In addition, Prof. Dishman will integrate into the presentation how he successfully secured funding for his research program.

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