Margaret Sala, doctoral student in clinical psychology in the SMU Psychology Department, has been awarded a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Her research examines how post-exercise affective states differ between exercisers and non-exercisers. Specifically she will test: whether relative to during-exercise ratings, negative affect will decrease more immediately following a bout of exercise for non-exercisers compared to regular exercisers; and whether positive affect will increase more immediately following a bout of exercise for regular exercisers compared to non-exercisers.
“My mentor, Dr. Austin Baldwin, has been very helpful throughout the application process,” Sala said.
Her other awards include the American Psychological Association’s Junior Scientist Fellowship.
Sala, from Moscow, Russia, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.