The Exercise Psychology Laboratory at Iowa State University conducts research related to affective responses to exercise. Specific topics include (a) the relationship between exercise intensity and affective responses, (b) the cognitive, peripheral physiological, and neurophysiological correlates of affective responses, (c) individual differences in preference for and tolerance of exercise intensity, and (d) the implications of affective responses to long-term exercise and physical activity participation.
The long-term aim of this research is to develop new methods for prescribing exercise and recommending physical activity to the public, taking into account not only the maximization of fitness or health benefits and the minimization of risk, but also the promotion of pleasure and the potential for continued exercise and physical activity involvement over the long haul.
- Dual-Mode Theory (DMT)
- Affective-Reflective Theory (ART)
- Neural Basis of the Sense of Physical Exertional Fatigue
- Laboratory and Equipment