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Dr. Barbi Law

Dr. Barbi Law

Dr. Barbi Law

Schulich School of Education - School of Physical and Health Education - Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator - MSc Kinesiology
office: AC201-J, Centre for Physical and Health Education
email: barbil@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4147
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Dr. Barbi Law's Website


BKin (Honours), McMaster University;
MA, University of Ottawa;
PhD, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Specialization:

  • Psychological Skills in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Child and Youth Physical Activity Promotion

Research Interests:

  • Modeling (observational learning) and imagery in sport, exercise, physical education, and rehabilitation settings
  • Knowledge translation in applied sport psychology
  • Physical literacy across the lifespan
  • School-based physical activity interventions
  • Coach and PE teacher professional development

Current & Future Research:

  • Exploring the transfer of imagery skills in a physical education setting (Principal Investigator, funded by SSHRC)
  • Manipulating the speed of observational learning and imagery practice: Effects on sport performance (Principal Investigator)
  • Coaches’ use of observational learning: Current status and future opportunities (Co-Investigator, funded by the Coaching Association of Canada)
  • Self-control of self-observational feedback (Co-Investigator)
  • Should I stay or should I go? Solving the retention puzzle in public fitness (Co-Investigator, funded by SSHRC)
  • Exploring athletes’ transfer of imagery skills from sport to other achievement domains (Primary Investigator)


For further details regarding specific research interests, current projects, publications, and student opportunities, please visit my website at http://ppahp.nipissingu.ca/dr-barbi-law/

Courses Taught:

  • PHED 1016 Motor Development
  • PHED 2026 Psychology of Physical Activity
  • PHED 4046 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
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