Candace S. Brown: The Motivation to Exercise in Age

It is known that maintaining physical function, through activity, is one key to successful aging. Brown will present her mixed-methodology research, grounded in both sociological and psychological theories of motivation, which explores the relationship between aging and the motivation to exercise. Her presentation will highlight the role that motivation plays in maintaining an active lifestyle through the lifespan and the relationship between physical function, activity, and successful aging.

Candace S. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Gerontology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Admission is free and a reception will follow the talk.


Sponsored by the Erickson School of Aging Studies; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy; and the Doctoral Program in Gerontology.


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Photo credit: Courtney M. Lynn

Start Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Start Time: 4:00 pm

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Department Represented: Social Sciences Forum

Venue Name: Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

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