Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence
Research conducted by the members of the SPPE Lab broadly encompasses the inclusion of psychosocial constructs in elite sport performance and sport injury rehabilitation. More specifically, research topics include but are not limited to:
- The symbiotic relationship between talent identification and talent development in elite athletes
- Assessment of psychosocial constructs in athlete populations
- Use of psychosocial strategies in sport injury rehabilitation
- Role of athletic trainers in psychosocial rehabilitation of injured athletes
- Benefits and practicalities of adopting multidisciplinary approach to sport injury rehabilitation
- Integrated approaches to understanding performance characteristics among occupational athletes (e.g., firefighters)
Ongoing Research Projects
William V. Massey - Dissertation
Behavior change in sport psychology: The use of processes of change in mental training for athletes. (data collection in progress)
Stacy L. Gnacinski - Thesis
Occupational athletes: An integrated approach to understanding firefighting performance. (proposed November, 2012)
Andrew J. Morgan - Thesis
An examination of the psychological profiles of oval racers and road racers. (to be proposed in February 2013)
Manuscripts in Preparation
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Massey, W.V., & Hemmings, B. Professional athletes’ experience of the psychological aspects of sport injury rehabilitation: The role of sports medicine professionals.Target: Journal of Athletic Training.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Clement, D., Hamson-Utley, J., Kamphoff, C.S., Zakrajsek, R., Lee, S-M., Lintunen, T., Hemmings, B., & Martin, S., (under preparation). Athletes’ Expectations about sport injury rehabilitation: a cross-cultural study.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Massey, W., & Hemmings, B. (under preparation). Injured professional athletes’ experiences on psychological aspects of injury during rehabilitation. Journal of sport rehabilitation.
Arvinen-Barrow M. & Townsend, N. (under preparation). Benefits of Swimming with Babies (SWB) Approach: A quantitative questionnaire survey.
Clement, D. & Arvinen-Barrow, M., (under preparation). Emotional responses to sport injuries. Journal of Athletic Training.
Clement, D., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Hamson-Utley, J. J., Kamphoff, C., Zakrajsek, R., Lee, S-M., Robson, R., Hemmings, B., Lintunen, T., & Martin, S. B., (under preparation). Injured Athletes’ use of psychosocial strategies during sport injury rehabilitation. Applied Psychology: An International Review.
Cornell, D.J., Ebersole, K.T., Gnacinski, S.L., Morgan, A.J., Conlon, J.K., & Meyer, B.B. (in review). Functional Movement Screen™ scores among experienced and novice marathon runners: A descriptive study. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
Davis, N.W., Meyer, B.B., & Massey, W.V. Familial influences and talent development among second generation elite hockey players. Target: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.