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Who Are We?

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Welcome to the Exercise Psychology Lab at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign! The EPL was founded by Professor Edward McAuley and is currently directed by Professor Neha P. Gothe.

Research at the EPL explores the bio-psycho-social health benefits of physical activity across the lifespan. Our projects aim at understanding determinants of physical activity behavior, promoting physical activity among sedentary populations and examining the underlying physiological changes and psychological health benefits of engaging in physical activity.

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The EPL offers unique research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students by engaging them in a variety of on-going research projects. These hands-on laboratory experiences provide the students with an applied understanding of the psychophysiological perspective and develop unique research skills that complement classroom teaching and coursework.