How does exercise make people feel? Why do people fall short of acting rationally and in accordance with their beliefs, values, and intentions? In the past few years, researchers have increasingly recognized (and demonstrated empirically) that the pandemic of physical inactivity, behavior change, and exercise motivation cannot be sufficiently understood without addressing the affective and automatic bases of behavior.
The primary aim of this summer school is to provide young scholars in exercise psychology with conceptual and methodological "know-how" that will enable them to thrive as researchers, teachers, and clinicians in the next, "post-cognitivist" phase that our field is entering.
The Summer School is dedicated to the in-depth discussion of the fundamentals of the research area, the illustration of innovative tools, methods and research designs, and in particular to the illustration of possibilities for young researchers to contribute their own ideas to this seminal field of research. As a result, ideas and plans for internationally coordinated research collaborations will be developed which, in particular, will address the specific research interests of the participants.
Learning activities include impulse and brief overview lectures by the three mentors, moderated group discussions and hands-on demonstrations of research methods and tests. A characteristic of this Summer School will be the extensive personal coaching offered by the four mentors and the many opportunities for in-depth discussion with them (as well as with the other participants).
The summer school will start on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., and the last session will end on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.
...and of course there will be a social program with short excursions into the beautiful nature and lake landscape around Potsdam as well as visits and sightseeing in Berlin. We will have fun together!
The program and time schedule will be further refined in the coming few weeks.