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Candace S. Brown: “The Motivation to Exercise in Age”

April 6 at 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Candace S. Brown

The Social Sciences Forum presents Candace S. Brown, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who will speak on “The Motivation to Exercise in Age.” It is known that maintaining physical function, through activity, is one key to successful aging. Brown will present a session on understanding the role that motivation plays in maintaining an active lifestyle through the lifespan.

Candace S. Brown (Dace), PhD, serves as an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is affiliated with the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology at UNCC and works with the Motivated Cognition and Aging Brain Lab (MCAB Lab) (PI: Greg Samanez-Larkin) at Duke University. Her teaching efforts at UNCC are focused on health and aging among all populations. Her research interests lie in aging and motivation to exercise using mixed methodologies. Dr. Brown currently uses her knowledge in sociological and psychological motivation and physical exercise to conduct individual research. She assists in the MCAB Lab research studies through learning how to recognize neuroscience processes related to motivation, and those methodological skills that will enhance her neuroscience research repertoire.

Please register for this online event here. Admission is free.

The Social Sciences Forum is presented by the Center for Social Science Scholarship. This event is organized by the Erickson School of Aging Studies and co-sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Gerontology, UMBC Athletics, and Sigma Phi Omega, UMBC/UMB Chapter.


April 6
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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