Dissertation and Thesis Awards

These awards recognize outstanding student research that has the greatest potential for making a significant contribution to the theoretical and applied knowledge base in exercise and sport psychology.

Deadline:

Sponsor: Division 47

Description

Abstracts will be judged by a panel of professionals in sport, exercise and performance psychology who are members of APA Div. 47 - Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (SSEPP). The awardee(s) will be notified of their selection by March, so they can make plans to attend the APA Annual Convention to present their research and receive the award, which includes a plaque, conference registration fee waiver and monetary gift.

Eligibility

The student applicant must be a member of APA Div. 47, SSEPP, at the time of application. Graduate students may become student affiliates of SSEPP, whether they are APA student members or not. The student must also have successfully received her or his degree during the year for which the award is given; that is, by Dec. 31 of the application year

How to Apply
Please download and complete the following applications for the Dissertation Award and Thesis Award:
Please submitapplications to SSEPP Cornerstone Committee chair, Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, PhD.
Past Recipients

SSEPP Annual Dissertation Award

2017

Sean Locke, PhD, "Exercise-Related Cognitive Errors: Measurement, Validation, and Process"

2016

Jaclyn P. Maher, PhD, "The Dynamics of Daily Sedentary Behavior in Older Adults"

2015

Thomas Curran, PhD, "Psychosocial Mechanisms Underpinning Motivation in Youth Sport Participants"

2014

Kaitlynn Sedabres, PhD, "The Moderating Effects of Self- and Other Efficacy on Motivation in Swimming Relays"

2013

Edson Filho, PhD, "Cohesion, Team Mental Models, and Collective Efficacy: Toward an Integrated, Nomological Network of Team Sports"

2012

Sarah S. Kohlstedt, PhD, "Psychosocial Development in College Students: A Cross-Sectional Comparison Between Athletes and Non-Athletes"

2011

No winner

2010

Carly Raab Anderson, PhD, "Test of an Etiological Model: Development of Disordered Eating in Female Collegiate Gymnasts and Swimmers/Divers"

2009

Mercedes Carswell, PhD, "Predictors of Retirement Distress Among Male Former Intercollegiate Athletes"

2008

No Winner

2007

Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, PhD, "The Impact of Yoga on Psychological Health in Older Adults"

2006

No Winner

2005

Jennifer Woodgate, PhD, "Self-efficacy Theory and the Self-regulation of Exercise Behavior"

2004

Amy Latimer, PhD, "Bridging the Gap: Promoting Physical Activity Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Within the Context of the Theory of Planned Behavior"

2003

Tracie Rogers, PhD, "The Mediating Effects of Peripheral Vision in the Life Stress-Athletic Injury Relationship"

2002

Shawn Arent, PhD, "Dose-Response and Mechanistic Issues in the Strength Training and Affect Relationship"

2001

Roland Carlstedt, PhD, "Line Bisecting Test Reveals Relative Left Brain Hemispheric Predominance in Highly Skilled Athletes: Relationships Among Cerebral Laterality, Personality and Sport Performance"

2000

Renee Newcomer, EdD, "Cognitive-Affective, Behavioral, and Physiological Response to Injury among Competitive Athletes"

2000

S. Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD, "Use of Social-Cognitive Theories in the Study of Physical Activity and Fibromyalgia: Self-Efficacy Theory and the Theory of Planned Behavior "

1999

Claudio Nigg, PhD, "Predicting, Explaining, and Understanding Adolescent Exercise Behavior Using Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Approaches"

1998

Gregory Norman, "A Cluster Analytic Test of the Transtheoretical Model Applied to Exercise and Behavior"

1997

Alan Smith, "Peer Relationship and Physical Activity Participation in Early Adolescence"

1996

Kathleen Martin, "Self-handicapping in Sport and Physical Activity: Conceptualizing and Measuring an Elusive Concept"

1995

Gabrielle Reed, "Measuring Stage of Change for Exercise" (Behavior Change, Urica E2)

1994

Patricia Smith, "Integration of the Theories of Reasoned Action, Planned Behaviour, and Self-Efficacy in the Prediction of Exercise Behaviour"

1993

Richard Albrecht, "The Effects of Positive and Negative Cognitive Social Priming on Self-Schemata, Self-Efficacy, Mood States and Motor Performance"

1992

Anthony Piparo, "Chronic Effects of Fitness on the Golf Putt"

1991

Cathy Lirgg, "Effects of Same-Sex and Coeducational Physical Education on Perceptions of Self-Confidence and Class Environment"

1990

Karla Kubitz, "Changes in the Stress Response Following Aerobic Training: An Examination of Underlying Mechanisms"

1989

Debbie Crews and Diane Weise, "The Influence of Attentive States on Golf Putting as Indicated by Cardiac and Electrocortical Activity"

1988

John Raglin, "Stress Responses and Performance in Competitive Swimmers"


SSEPP Annual Thesis/Master’s Project Award

2017

Zenzi Huysmans, "A Preliminary Exploration of the Application of Self-Compassion Within the Context of Sport Injury"

2016

Erika Van Dyke, "Exploring Relationships Among Self-Talk and Balance Beam Performance in Gymnastics"

2015

Kayla Carrigan, "To Weigh or Not to Weigh---Relation to Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors Among Female Collegiate Athletes"

2014

No Winner