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Sport Psychology and Physical Activity Research Centre (SPPARC)





Sport Psychology and Physical Activity
Research Centre (SPPARC) 


Welcome to the Sport Psychology and Physical Activity Research Center (SPPARC)

Greetings from the Center

Welcome to our website. We hope you find the information here relevant and useful.

The goal of our center is to research people and their behaviours in sport and exercise contexts. Using theoretical and applied practices, we aim to understand the psychological influences contributing to sport and exercise involvement.

The directors of the center, Drs. Krista Chandler and Todd Loughead, conduct leading-edge research in their respective areas. For example we are currently conducting research on imagery, athlete leadership, body image, cohesion, social physique anxiety, and team building.

We encourage you to explore this website and take full advantage of the information available. Please contact Drs. Chandler or Loughead, if you would like to learn more about the activities and opportunities in our laboratory. 


Dr. Krista Chandler, Ph.D.                      Dr. Todd Loughead, Ph.D.
Professor                                                 Professor
Tel: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2446                   Tel:  (519) 253-3000 ext. 2450
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