Social science research seminar

Indiana State University
Social Science Research Seminar
Join us for a virtual presentation on “Beneficial Tai Chi Practice Methods Related to Health Outcomes in Chronic Disease: An Exploratory Study Based on Reports of Tai Chi Practitioners” with Dr. Jacqueline C. Shin, Associate Professor of Psychology

Abstract: Tai Chi Chuan, an ancient martial arts exercise, has been shown as a cost effective and safe method to improve health for those with chronic diseases and to minimize the negative effects of aging. However, the mechanisms by which the special movements of Tai Chi improve health are poorly understood. In an exploratory study, Tai Chi practitioners provided quantitative responses in a questionnaire that probed their perceptions of the efficacious movements in Tai Chi and the characteristics of their own movements. Using correlational analysis techniques, characteristics of Tai Chi practice were identified that predicted participants’ ratings of health improvement related to chronic disease. The implications of these results for designing and teaching healthy exercise routines will be discussed.

Wed. April 28 from 4 – 5 pm
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For further information, or to present at future seminar sessions, contact Dr. Debra Israel, Chairperson, Department of Economics, at or 812-237-2165

  • Event Date
    April 28, 2021
  • Start Time
    4:00 pm
  • End Time
    5:00 pm
  • Event Address
  • Event Contact
    Debra Israel
  • Phone
    (812) 237-2165
  • Email
  • Sponsoring Unit
    Department of Economics