Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology | Société Canadienne D'Apprentissage Psychomoteur et de Psychologie du Sport

St. John's, NL

Oct 12-14, 2017


St. John's, NL

Oct 12-14, 2017


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    About SCAPPS

    The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) had its beginnings in Edmonton in 1969 as a meeting of scholars, both faculty and graduate students, interested in research in psychomotor learning and sport psychology. It was founded as a society in Banff, Alberta, in 1977.

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    SCAPPS Executive

    There are eight different positions on the executive: President Elect, President, Past President, Secretary Treasurer, Secretary Communications, Director: Sport & Exercise Psychology, Director: Motor Learning & Motor Control as well as a new Student Representative. 

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    SCAPPS 2017 Keynotes / Senior Lectures

    2017 SCAPPS Pre-Conference Events

    Pre-Conference Workshop

    Linking Population Health and Behaviour Change Theory ($50)

    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9am to 4pm

    The objective of the workshop is to begin the process of preparing a conceptual manuscript for publication. Our objective is to start the conversation and provide opportunities for participants to follow up on the workshop and prepare manuscripts. We feel this is a lofty but attainable goal. Possible
    venues for population include Annals of Behavioural Medicine or Social Science and Medicine.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Discuss and apply population health and behaviour change concepts.
    2. Link population health concepts with behaviour change theories.
    3. Provide tangible suggestions about how to link population health and behavior change.
    4. Write conceptual paragraphs discussing similarities and differences between population health and behaviour change.

    To view all the details, please download the flyer.

    Pre-Conference Symposium

    Offshore Safety and Survival Centre, Marine Institute Tour and Applied Research Lectures (No Fee) 

    Tour on morning of Oct. 12 and lectures in afternoon

    The tour will involve a bus ride from Delta hotel to Foxtrap (about 20 minutes outside of St. John’s) to the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre which is a facility that trains thousands of marine and offshore workers each year in safety and survival skills.  This facility also serves as our “living lab” for doing applied motor learning research. The tour will include the environmental theatre which can simulate waves, wind, rain, thunder and lighting. This facility is used for marine safety and survival training including Helicopter Underwater Egress Training.  The 3D motion helicopter cabin simulator will also be demonstrated. Finally, we will tour the fire field that has oil rig, ship, and helicopter structures that can be set on fire.

    Following the tour, members of the Ocean Safety Research Lab (Drs. Heather Carnahan, Liz Sanli Matthew Ray and Desmond Mulligan) will highlight current work. Tentatively, Dr. Gal Ziv, a helicopter pilot with a doctorate in motor learning will present a special lecture on gaze behaviour and aviation. Dr. Ziv is currently a faculty member at Zinman College, Wingate Institute, Israel.

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