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September 1, 2014
 
 
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June 13th-15th

The following members of the Group Dynamics and Physical Activity Lab will be presenting at  the annual 2013 NASPSPA conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Colin Mclaren, Robyn Bertram, Alex Benson, and Blair Evans. 

April 20th

Blair Evans was awarded the NASPSPA outstanding student paper award for their upcoming annual conference June 13-15th for his work pertaining to the frog pond effect in individual sport teams. 

April 15th

Colin McLaren was awarded the outstanding teaching assistant award at the graduate level. 

March 21st-23rd

The following members of the Group Dynamics Lab in Physical Activity presented at the 17th Annual Eastern Canada Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium at Brock University.

Blair Evans, Robyn Murray, Mark Surya, Ross Murray, Steven Bowes, Colin McLaren, and Alex Benson.

Feb 21st and 22nd

The following members present at the Sport Professionals' Experience and Research Conference at Florida State University.

Dr. Mark Eys gave a keynote lecture on cohesion in sport teams. 

Alex Benson, Colin McLaren, and Mark Surya all presented recent findings as part of a keynote symposium on group-member interactions in sport teams.

Jan. 21

Robyn Murray received an honourable mention for her three-minute thesis talk

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Nov. 1- Nov. 3rd

The following members of the Group Dynamics Lab in Physical Activity presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Dr. Mark Eys provided a response to the symposium on the effectiveness of the group-mediated cognitive behavioural intervention.

Alex Benson and Mark Surya presented their findings pertaining to: (1) The development and salience of role responsibilities in interdependent sport teams, and (2) Athletes' perceptions of role acceptance in sport teams

Robyn Murray presented her findings pertaining to the relationships between cohesion, satisfaction, exercise intentions, and attendance behaviours.

Blair Evans presented his work exploring the nature of interpersonal influence in individual sport teams.

Colin McLaren presented his findings on group cohesion and sport participation

Oct. 10th

Colin McLaren held a team-building session with 50-60 community rep-level youth soccer coaches.

June 7-June9  (2012)

Mark Surya travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii for the 2012 Annual NASPSPA conference to present his findings pertaining to the development of his measurement tool assessing Role Satisfaction in sport teams.

May 31 (2012)

Dr. Mark Eys gave a seminar to Education students on 'Group dynamics in physical activity' at the University of Leipzig in Germany.

May 29 and May 30 (2012)

Dr. Mark Eys presented a series of two lectures on 'The psychological structure of sport groups' at the University of Leipzig in Germany.

May 24 (2012)

Dr. Mark Eys presented a seminar along with local coaches on 'Creating a strong foundation for sport teams' at the University of Lund in Sweden.

May 21, May 23, and May 25 (2012)

Dr. Mark Eys presented a series of lectures on conducting 'Team Sport Psychology Research' at the University of Lund in Sweden.

Mar.22 - Mar.24 (2012)

The following members of the Group Dynamics Lab in Physical Activity presented at the 16th Annual Eastern Canada Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium.

Alex Benson presented his findings on his thesis titled: Athletes' perceptions of role acceptance. 

Blair Evans presented his findings on his research study titled: The influence of perceived distance to future selves on exercise. 

Mark Surya presented his findings on his thesis titled: Athletes' perceptions of role satisfaction.

Colin McLaren presented his thesis proposal titled: The coach initiated motivational climate: The effect on group cohesion and intentions to return following an intervention program. 

Robyn Murray presented her thesis proposal titled: Testing the effectiveness of team building interventions in community exercise settings.