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Psychology Poster Presentation

Date: Friday 11th November
Time: 12:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: SRC 1.021 Sports Recreation Centre  on Murdoch University's South Street campus

BRD210 World of Sport Guest Lecturers

Justin Langer (WACA Head Coach and Former Australian Cricketer), Andrew Charter (Twice Olympian with Kookaburras - Goalkeeper) and Gabi Nance (Olympian with Hockeyroos - Midfielder) were guest speakers in a question and answer session for World of Sport Unit (BRD210) run through the School of Psychology and Exercise Science, coordinated by Dr Vance Locke and Dr Sean Muller.

The speakers commented on their participation in sport as a child, preparation for competitive sport and socio-cultural aspects of their sport. For example, in relation to participation, competition in sports with siblings and family members that loved sport was a key feature.

In relation to preparation, their desire to learn from mentors and continually improve components of their motor, psychological or physiological skills even at the elite level was discussed. Students and staff in attendance were given the opportunity to ask questions about team culture and the role of the coach. It was a privilege to hear their thoughts and experiences with sport.

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Be a Psychology or Exercise Science Student for the day

The School of Psychology and Exercise Science held a Be a Student for the Day experience. Students choose from experiencing a day as a Psychology or Exercise Science Student.

During the day Psychology students got to experience Mind Magic and Psychology with Dr Vance Locke and also Building Bridges and Personality Tests with Dr Graeme Ditchburn and Mrs Libby Brook. Exercise Science students had hands on experience with the Heat Chamber and Bikes with Dr Brad Wall, as well as experience Motor Control with Dr Sean Muller.

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Professor Mike Anderson talks to some of the Experience Students about the Brain and Exercise Science!

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Building Bridges with Psychology Experience Students

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Exercise Science students experience Motor Control with Dr Sean Muller.

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Current Psychology and Exercise Students working as Student Ambassadors helped students on the day for a guided tour and also to assist in classes!