The assistant professor of psychology presented research at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, held in Denver, Colorado.
Sabrina Thurman, assistant professor of psychology, presented research at the annual conference for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), in Denver, Colorado on Friday, June 22, on “Posture and play: How infants use their bodies to interact with their surroundings in the first two years.”
Thurman and co-author Daniela Corbetta of the University of Tennessee shared work on the ways in which changes in infant postural-locomotor development dramatically reorganize how infants move about and interact with toys, their mothers, and furniture in their environment. This project is a part of research priorities in Thurman’s lab, which aims to understand how new experiences resulting from postural-locomotor development serve as a catalyst for concomitant changes in infant behavior.
NASPSPA is a multidisciplinary association of scholars with expertise in motor development, motor learning, motor control, and sport and exercise psychology. NASPSPA has over 400 members, representing many countries worldwide. An abstract for Thurman’s presentation will be published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, volume 40. https://journals.humankinetics.com/loi/jsep