Dr. Joao Barros

Joao Barros, PhD

Associate Professor

Location: KHS 230
Telephone: (657) 278-5986
Email: jbarros@fullerton.edu


Advising Areas:
Performance Enhancement
Sport Studies

Courses Taught:
KNES 364: Motor Development
KNES 371: Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 571: Advanced Study in Human Motor Control and Learning

Dr. Barros joined the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology in 2010 and is co-director of the Motor Behavior Laboratory. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physical Education from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He then moved to the U.S. to pursue his Ph.D. in Motor Behavior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. At Tennessee, Dr. Barros received the H. W. Hobt Memorial Teaching Award for two consecutive years. During his Ph.D. program, Dr. Barros’s consistent record of scholarly productivity also earned him the Edward A. Capen Award for excellence in research from his department.  He is an active member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and was recently elected Scientific Director for the Brazilian Society for Motor Behavior.  He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior.

Interest Area:
Dr. Barros’s research focuses on examining the impact variables like practice schedule, self-control and instruction might have on movement performance and learning.

Current projects:

  • Effects of instruction on feedback request patterns;
  • Effects of auditory biofeedback on figure skaters’ jump performance;
  • Self-controlled feedback effects on the acquisition of a modified golf-putting task.

Department of Kinesiology

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room KHS-121,
Phone: (657) 278-3316
Fax: (657) 278-5317

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