Lori DithurbidePhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology


Related information

Email: lori.dithurbide@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-2477
Fax: (902) 494-5120
Mailing Address: 
School of Health and Human Performance
Stairs House, 6230 South Street, Room 201
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, N.S., B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Psychosocial aspects of sports
  • Group dynamics
  • Teammate efficacy
  • Team performance
  • Group behaviour


Curriculum Vitae

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Psychology
Saint Mary's University
Master of Arts (MA), Brock University
PhD in Kinesiology (Sport & Exercise Psychology),
Michigan State University

Research interests

Synopsis: Dr. Dithurbide's focus is on the psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity. The central theme examines group dynamics in sport and physical activity such as collective and teammate efficacy, team and teammate trust and group outcomes such as performance, well-being, and other group behaviours. The results of this research will be useful in helping athletes, coaches, organizational leaders, and health service providers with the best ways to help increase the performance and well-being of their respective groups and teams. Dr. Dithurbide is also a Professional Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association 

  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Group/team dynamics
  • Efficacy and trust in dyads/groups/teams
  • Athletic performance
  • Measurement of psychosocial variables in sport and exercise