2012 Convention Programming

Okay, in case you forgot where this year's 120th APA Annual Convention is being held, let me give you a few hints: a talking mouse, lots of sunshine, and tons of fun things to do for everyone! That's right, the 2012 APA Annual Convention is in Orlando, Fla., from August 2-5. And at this year's convention, Division 47 is featuring many exciting programs and events including:

  • Dr. Jim Pivarnik will deliver the ACSM Exchange Lecture on the role of physical activity and post-partum weight retention. Dr. Pivarnik's talk is also featured as part of the APA Presidential Programming on Obesity.

  • Dr. Rick McGuire will receive this year's Bruce Ogilvie Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice.

  • Dr. Richard Lapchick will deliver the Steven R. Heyman Memorial Keynote, titled "Power of Sport to Achieve Positive Change."

In addition to the above, featured programming, this year's program comprises a mix of clinical and research symposia, conversation hours, and paper and poster sessions. Below a few examples of the exciting 2012 APA Convention lineup:

  • Invited Symposium titled, "mTBI Moving Forward: Perspective from Sport, Military and Rehabilitation," co-chaired by Dr. Anthony Kontos and Dr. Kim Gorgens and featuring Dr. Frank Webbe.

  • Symposium on Extended Outlook on Effort Perception: From Description to Manipulation of Exertive Sensations by Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum and colleagues.

  • Symposium titled, "On Point: Issues Consulting With Ballet" by Dr. Kate Hays and colleagues.

  • Conversation Hour titled, "Sport Psychology in the Olympics," that will feature sport psychology professionals who have worked with Olympic athletes and teams.

  • Three Paper Sessions featuring: 1) Psychology of Injury, Eating Disorders and Aggression; 2) Professional, Academic and Development issues in Sports Psychology; and 3) Behavior, Motivation, and Self.

  • Speed Mentoring Café for students.

  • And as always, Ray's Race will take place on Saturday morning. I challenge Division 47 members to participate in the race this year. We may not all be the fastest runners, but we will certainly be able to "get into the heads" of our competitors!

Again this year, as every year, we would not have a peer-reviewed program without the tireless work of our 2012 Program Review Committee members:

Mark Aoyagi, Amy Athey, Kimberlee Bonura, Justine Chatterton, Laura DiPasquale, R.J. Elbin, Tami Eggleston, Scott Goldman, Elizabeth Loughren, Renee Newcomer Appaneal, Cassandra Pasquariello, Steve Portenga, Selen Razon, Troy Rieck, Sherry Schweigert, Christine Selby, Gershon Tenenbaum and Steven Wininger.

As usual, the reviewers did an excellent job, and are to be commended for their work. Thanks to everyone who reviewed!

Additional information about the Division 47 programming is provided below. We look forward to seeing you in the "Magic Kingdom" of the 120th Annual APA Convention! Welcome!

Anthony P. Kontos, PhD
APA Division 47 Program Chair

Thursday, August 2, 2012

8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel- Celebration Room 7

Executive Committee Meeting

Chair: Gloria Balague Dahlberg, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center- Room W308C

Paper Session: Injury, Eating Disorders, Aggression

Prevalence of Eating Disorders and Pathogenic Weight Control Behaviors
Justine M. Chatterton, MEd, University of North Texas

Title: Coping Responses Among Athletes With Concussion, Orthopaedic Injuries, and Healthy Controls
Anthony P. Kontos, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Title: Attitudes Toward the Acceptance of Sports Aggression Among Chinese Adolescents
Franco Zengaro, PhD, University of West Florida


12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Convention Center- Room W304B

Memorial Keynote Lecture
Invited Address (S): Steven R. Heyman

Title: Power of Sport to Achieve Positive Social Change
Richard Lapchick, PhD, University of Central Florida


1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Convention Center-West Hall A4B3

Sport Psychology Poster Session

Title: The Athlete's Experience Post Competition
Gary R. Senecal, MA, University of West Georgia

Title: Athletic Insight and Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology: Mental Imagery Use for Enhancing Motor Skill Learning and Performance
Khaled Taktek, PhD, United States Military Academy

Title: Quick Fixes, Silver Bullets, and Shortcut Thinking: Seeking Treatment for Sports Injuries
Catherine M. Divingian, PhD, MS, Regent University

Title: Wearing RedColored Jerseys Affects Heart Rate and Strength in a Combat Sport
Bernd Strauss, PhD, University of Muenster, Germany

Title: Examining Processing Speed and Reaction Time Differences Among College Athletes
Logan R. Kaleta, MS, Nova Southeastern University

Title: Analysis of the Consistency of Post Concussion Symptoms Over Time
Douglas R. Polster, BA, Nova Southeastern University

Title: Integrative Approach to High Performance Evaluation and Training: Data of a Professional Boxer
Leslie H. Sherlin, PhD, Neurotopia, Marina Del Rey, CA

Title: Mental Toughness and Anxiety in Varsity Collegiate Athletes and Non athletes
Julia L. Cohen, BA, Kenyon College

Title: Effects of Perfectionism and Self Expectations on Athletic Performance Improvement
Joanne E. Perry, Pepperdine University

Title: Keeping Kids Motivated: How to Match Coaching Toward Specific Needs of Competitive Youth Athletes
Nicole J. Wood, PhD, Pacific Lutheran University

Title: Effect of Psychological Conditioning Supported With Technology on Some Psychological Skills and Level
Hashem A. Kilani, PhD, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Title: Examining the Relationship Between Athletic Identity and Sport Motivation in Undergraduate Athletes
Scott T. Leydig, MS, Nova Southeastern University

Title: Mental Toughness and Mood Among Collegiate Athletes
Nicholas Beck, BA, University of North Texas

Title: Validation of the Spanish Version of the Competitive Anxiety Inventory in Puerto Rican Athletes
Melody Coste, MS, Carlos Albizu University, San Juan

Title: Influence of Revenue Generation Status on the Self Perceptions of College Student Athletes
Vonetta D. ShannonKalieta, PhD, Walden University

Title: NEOPIR and Performance
Nicholas T. Gallucci, PhD, Western Connecticut State University

Title: Sport Psychology Professionals' Sexual and Nonsexual Boundary Violations With Students
Troy Moles, MS, University of North Texas

Title: Does Miyagi Live On? Expertise and Ethics in Traditional Martial Arts
Kyle J. Jaquess, MA, California State University San Bernardino

Title: Distinguishing Phenomenological Elements of Competitive State Anxiety From Excitement
Sharleen D. Hoar, PhD, University of Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Title: Overview of Performance Psychology Services Provided on USA Track and Field International Trips
Mark W. Aoyagi, PhD, University of Denver

Title: Comparisons Among the Beck Depression Inventory, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Task Ego Questionnaire
Bryan D. Morris, BS, Nova Southeastern University

Title: University Athletes' Psychological Status: A Study of Family History, Sport, and Athletic Program
Robbie J. Steward, PhD, Stephen F. Austin State University

Title: Psychological Dimensions of Non Swimmers
Carla Bluhm, PhD, College of Coastal Georgia

Title: Concussion Recovery and Cognitive Reserve in Children
Kate L. Higgins, MA, School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute

Title: Expertise in Sport: Automaticity in Pitching With Cognitive Load
Patrick D. White, BA, Samford University

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel- Celebration Room 8

Presidential Address

Participant/1st Author:
Gloria Balague Dahlberg, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Growing Pains in Sport Psychology

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel- Celebration Room 8

Business Meeting

Chair: Gloria Balague Dahlberg, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago


4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel- Celebration Room 8

Award and Dissertation Award Lectures
Invited Address: Bruce Ogilvie Professional Practice

Participant/1st Author:
Title: Sport Psychology's Greatest Challenge
Rick McGuire, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel- Celebration Room 9

Division 47 Social Hour

Hors d'oeuvres and hosted cash bar


Friday, August 3, 2012

8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel- Celebration Room 11
Committee Meeting: Ray's Race Planning Meeting
8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel- Celebration Room 1

Conversation Hour: Student Speed Mentoring Session

Participant/1st Author:
Edmund O. Acevedo, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mark W. Aoyagi, PhD, University of Denver
Jennifer Carter, PhD, Center for Balanced Living, Columbus, Ohio
Rick McGuire, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia


9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Convention Center- Room W311A
Symposium: Sport Psychology in the Olympics
10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Convention Center- Room W310A

Sport Psychology Paper Session: Professional, Academic, and Developmental Issues

Participant/1st Author:
Title: Ethics and Self-Care in Sport and Exercise Psychology Professionals
Alessandro Quartiroli, PhD, East Carolina University

Title: Physical Fitness and Academic Performance: A Longitudinal Investigation
Sudhish Srikanth, University of North Texas

Title: Student Athletes' Psychosocial Development: The Role of Athletic Identity and Hypercompetitiveness
Sarah S. Kohlstedt, PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison


11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center- Rooms W207B and C

Presidential Program on Obesity: ACSM/APA Exchange Lecture

Participant/1st Author:
Title: Physical Activity Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Weighty Issue
Jim Pivarnik, PhD, FACSM, Michigan State University


4 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Convention Center- Room W108B

Symposium: Extended Outlook on Effort Perception From Description to Manipulation of Exertive Sensations

Chair: Gershon Tenenbaum, PhD, Florida State University

Participant/1st Author:
Title: Music Influences Effort and Subjective Time Perception During Running
Jasmin Hutchinson, PhD, Springfield College

Title: Imagery Use and Exercise Participation: Can Imagery Help?
Selen Razon, MS, Florida State University

Title: Effect of Lavender and Peppermint Stimuli on Attention Strategies and Perceptions of Exertion
Itay Basevitch, MS, Florida State University

Title: Perception Changes in College Athletes by Manipulating Feedback
Todd Sherman, PhD, Florida State University


Saturday, August 4, 2012

7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Location: TBA

34th Annual Ray's Race 5K Run and Walk
Additional information about Ray's Race


11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center- W303C

Symposium: mTBI Moving Forward- Perspectives from Sport, Military, and Rehabilitation Psychology

Anthony P. Kontos, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Kim A. Gorgens, PhD, University of Denver

Participant/1st Author:
Title: mTBI: Sport Perspective
Frank M. Webbe, PhD, Florida Institute of Technology

Title: mTBI: Military Perspective
Jay Uomoto, PhD, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and TBI, Silver Spring, Md.

Title: mTBI: Rehabilitation Psychology Perspective
Jennifer Duchnick, PhD, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Fla.

Title: mTBI: Sport As Rehabilitation
Laura Dreer, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham


12 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Convention Center- W304B

Discussion: So You Want to be a Sport Psychologist?

Chair: Gloria Balague-Dahlberg, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago


Sunday, August 4, 2012

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Convention Center- W309A

Exercise Psychology Paper Session: Behavior, Motivation, Self

Participant/1st Author:
Title: Motivational Signage Increases Physical Activity in a College Residence Hall
Jeffrey S. Pauline, EdD, Syracuse University

Title: Moderator of Regulatory Foci on Burnout and Exercise Behavior:
Huai-Liang Liang, MS, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan: An Examination of Task Message Fit

Title: Fitness Center Environment and the Self As an Object: Mixed‑Method Approach
Urska Dobersek, MA, BA, Florida State University

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Convention Center- West Hall A4-B3

Exercise Psychology Poster Session

Participant/1st Author:
Title: Faculty Members' Lifestyles and Their Psychological Well Being: A Case of Oman
Kashef N. Zayed, PhD, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Title: Hispanic Thin Women Display Hedonic Tendencies Regarding Their Weight Versus Overweight Counterpart
Lorena Martin, MS, University of Miami

Title: Individual Factors Associated With Participation in and Maintenance of Physical Activity
Michelle L. Leslie, MA, University of Indianapolis

Title: Do Psychosocial Theories Matter? Meta Analytic Review of Web Based Tailoring Intervention on Physical?
Guillaume Sirois, MA, Université du Québec à TroisRivières, QC, Canada

Title: Do Psychosocial Theories Matter? Meta Analysis of Web Based Tailoring Intervention on Exercise
Guillaume Sirois, MA, Université du Québec à TroisRivières, QC, Canada

Title: Effect of Exercise Intensity on the Durability of Exercise Induced Changes in Mood
Jeremy S. Sibold, EdD, University of Vermont

Title: Enhancing Subjective Well Being With Computer Video Gaming
Meredith K. Reynolds, BA, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Title: Personality Type and Group Fitness Class Preference
Caterina B. Mosti, BS, University of Florida

Title: Development of the Negative Attentional Bias During Exercise Measure
Steven R. Wininger, PhD, Western Kentucky University

Title: Effect of Choice in Exercise Intensity on Affect
Steven R. Wininger, PhD, Western Kentucky University

Title: Personal Strategies for Increasing Exercise Intensity, Enjoyment
Scott F. Perkins, BS, Western Kentucky University

Title: Exercise and Its Relation to College Student Emotional Well Being
Ian Birky, PhD, Lehigh University

Title: Effects of Acute Cardiovascular Exercise on Generative Fluency Tasks
Michelle Merwin, PhD, University of Tennessee at Martin

Title: SelfConcept and Physical Activity in Athletes With Physical Disabilities
Jeffrey J. Martin, PhD, Wayne State University

Title: Self Affirmation and Mental Construal Intervention on Self Regulatory Resources in Physical Exercise
Alexander B. Yu, MS, BA, University of North Texas

Title: Mental Roadblocks Experienced by Recreational Marathoners
Cindra S. Kamphoff, PhD, Minnesota State University Mankato


11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center- W207A

Symposium: On Pointe: Issues Consulting with Ballet Companies CEU Session
(1 CEU available for registered participants)

Chair: Kate F. Hays, PhD, Independent Practice, Toronto, ON, Canada

Participant/1st Author:
Title: Challenges of Working With Perfectionistic Ballet Dancers
Linda H. Hamilton, PhD, Independent Practice, New York, NY

Title: Eating Disorder or Over‑Training? Clinical Sport Psychology on Stage
Charles H. Brown, Jr., PhD, Independent Practice, Charlotte, NC

Title: Optimal Pas de Deux: Working With Dancer Couples When Together or Apart
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Emory University

Discussant: Kate F. Hays, PhD