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The Psychology of Movement. Movement changes everything. When we move our body it changes the way we think, feel, behave and learn. Discover how movement enhances the human experience and think about how this can be applied in education, health and business (5 hours CPD)

Dr Peter Lovatt · May 3, 2022

An Introduction to the Psychology of Movement

You will learn:

A Basic Introduction to the Psychology of Movement – providing key definitions of psychology and placing movement within the concerns of the human experience within education, health and business environments.

The Science of Movement and Psychology – providing an overview of a 4 STEP approach of research which links movement with psychological processes.

Pause and Reflect Activities and Active Learning Exercises – Following the introduction of each topic, you will either complete a Pause and Reflect Activity or an Active Learning Exercise.

Dance Breaks – A simple 4-part dance routine is taught a regular intervals during the module. The Dance Break is literally to give you a quick movement break, time out from studying and to keep your mind and body working together harmoniously.

About Instructor

Dr Peter Lovatt

Peter is an award-winning university lecturer with over 25 years of teaching experience. He started out as a teaching assistant at Stirling University in 1993, where he ran seminars on Cognitive Psychology and had his first experience of marking coursework. This was followed by a Psychology Teaching Fellowship at Essex University where he taught Psychology undergraduates, as he completed his PhD. At the same time Peter was also involved with teaching at the Centre for Continuing Education, which provided a range of open access courses for people to complete in the evenings and at weekends. Peter got his first full-time lectureship in 1996 in the Department of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, where he taught Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods. In 1998 he moved to the University of Cambridge, where he taught on the MA in Applied Linguistics and supervised PhD students in the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (Faculty of English). From 2001-2003 Peter was a visiting Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he taught the Psychology of Language to undergraduates, and from 2001 to 2004 he held the full-time post of Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Kingston University. In 2004 Peter moved to the University of Hertfordshire to take up the post of Reader in Psychology where, in 2008, he set up the Dance Psychology Lab and established a course in the Psychology of Performing Arts, which included lectures on Dance Psychology. In 2009 Peter’s teaching was Highly Commended in the Vice Chancellor’s Awards. From 2008 to 2019, Peter taught the Psychology of Performing Arts and Dance Psychology at every level of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (from first year undergraduates to PhD candidates) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. In 2017 Peter started to teach Dance Psychology at the Royal Ballet School in London. Peter and Lindsey Lovatt co-founded Movement in Practice, and the Movement in Practice Academy, in 2020.

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Course Includes

  • 30 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate