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AASP Past Grant Recipients

2019-2020 AASP Research Grants

Elmer Castillo, Saint Francis University; Matthew Bird, University of Lincoln
Case Conceptualization in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: Bridging Theory and Practice

Katherine Fairhurst & Dana Voelker, West Virginia University
A Phenomenological Photovoice Exploration of Female Exercisers’ Experiences of Their Body in Fitness Center Environments

Paula-Marie Ferrara, Morgan Eckenrod, Rebecca Zakrajsek, & Kelley Strohacker, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Determining Intervention Components for a Physical Activity Program Designed for Former Division I College Athletes: A Qualitative Approach

Tess Palmateer & Trent Petrie, University of North Texas
Mental Health Screening of Student-Athletes within NCAA Athletic Departments

Gabrielle Salvatore, Jasmin Hutchinson, & Sam Santich, Springfield College
The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Exercise Self-Efficacy in Premenopausal Women

Lennie Waite, University of St. Thomas; Anne Shadle, Air Force Research Laboratory; Chris Stanley, Florida State University; & Brian Zuleger, Adams State University 
Evaluating the Athlete’s Needs: Preliminary Stage in Building Sport Psychology Services for USATF Athletes for the Next Olympic Cycle

2019-2020 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Makenna Henry, Orange Coast College; Leilani Madrigal, Long Beach State University
Girls’ Empowerment and Leadership Through Sport and Exercise

Jason Kostrna, Renatta Pavanelli, & Michael Perlett, Florida International University
The Effects of Training Exercise Class Leaders in SDT and Hedonic Theory

Kristin Mauldin & Ed Garrett, California Baptist University
RUSD Coaches' Clinic: Teaching Techniques to Increase Conditioning, Character, and Community

Olivia Wyatt, Jessica Bartley, & Katie Pagel, University of Denver
Integrating Mental Skills into an After-School Soccer Program for At-Risk and In-Need Youth in the Denver Community

2019-2020 AASP Foundation Gualberto Cremades International Research Grant

Joonyoung Lee, University of North Texas
Effects of Different Doses of Virtual Reality-based Physical Activity Intervention on Mental Health Among Asian International College Students

2019-2020 Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity

Janelle Thalken, Oregon State University
Facilitating Physical Activity Behavior Among Adolescent Girls: A Participatory Action Approach

Bernadette Compton, Bowling Green State University
Social Justice Activism: Experiences of Sport Psychology Consultants Doing Social Justice Activism


2018-2019 AASP Research Grants

Chih-Chia (JJ) Chen, Mississippi State University
The Impact of Focus of Attention on Psychophysiological index in Golf Putting Skill: The Moderation Role of Different Skill Levels

Karynn Glover & Whitney Moore, Wayne State University
EPIC WIN for KC: The Impact of Team Leader Training on Campers' Sport Participation Behaviors

Candace M. Hogue, Penn State - Harrisburg
The Impact of a Mental Skills Training Intervention on Psychophysiological Responses to Performance Stress Elicited by an Ego-Involving Climate

Hayley Perelman & Alissa Haedt-Matt, Illinois Institute of Technology; Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle, Western Washington University
Decreasing Body Dissatisfaction in Male College Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Male Athlete Body Project

Johannes Raabe, Penn State Altoona; Tucker Readdy, University of Wyoming; Daniel Leyhr, University of Tübingen
A Person-Oriented Investigation of Cross-Contextual Motivation: A Mixed-Methods Study with Collegiate Student-Athletes

Matthew Viermaa, Utah State University; Stewart Vella, University of Wollongong; M. Blair Evans, Pennsylvania State University
Helping hands: Exploring the Mental Health Landscape in U.S. Youth Sport

2018-2019 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Erin Haugen, Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC; Alison Kelly, University of North Dakota and Group UP Adventures
Embracing Adventure: Girls' Adventure Running Camp Within a Community Non-Profit

Amber Shipherd, Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Mind Over Miles: An Integrative Community Outreach Program to Increasing Physical Activity through Running and Walking in Kingsville, TX

2018-2019 AASP Foundation Gualberto Cremades International Research Grant

Zenzi Husymans & Damien Clement, West Virginia University
Coaching Life Skills Through Youth Sport: An Application of the TPSR Model in Swaziland

2018-2019 Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity

Matthew Bejar, Mercy University
The State of Diversity in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology: Gaining Momentum or Still Swimming Upstream?


2017-2018 AASP Research Grants

Erin Albert & Trent Petrie, University of North Texas
Achievement Motivation Theory as a Model for Explaining College Athletes’ Grit

Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu & Tao Zhang, Unversity of North Texas
Reducing Amotivation and Improving Motivational Outcomes in High School Athletes: The Roles of Coaches, Teammates, and Parents

Ashley Coker-Cranney & Jack C. Watson II, West Virginia University
Where is the Boundary Line? Understanding Identity and Overconformity in Female Collegiate Volleyball Players

Leilani Madrigal & Tiffanye Vargas, California State University - Long Beach
Identifying How Mental Toughness Is Developed and Fostered on Athletic Teams: Perspectives from Coaches

Eric Martin, Boise State University & Megan Byrd, JFK University
The Role of Passion and Athletic identity in Reporting Sport-Related Concussions

Scott Pierce, Illinois State University; Karl Erickson, Michigan State University & Mustafa Sarkar, Nottingham Trent University
High School Student-Athletes’ Perspectives and Experiences of Leadership as a Life Skill

2017-2018 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Brad Conn, El Camino College & Cynthia Clark, American Music and Dance College & Conservatory
Increasing Athletic Performance, Academic Achievement and Social Skills: The Integration of an Applied Sport Psychology Program to the Drew League Foundation

Michael L. Sachs & Aisha Bhimla, Temple University
GET PHIT - Increasing Community Capacity and Promoting Physical Activity in Filipino Americans Through Filipino Physical Activity Community Advocates and the Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey

2017-2018 AASP Foundation Gualberto Cremades International Research Grant

Sierra Keung, Sarah-Kate Millar, Julia Ioane, Lynn Kidman, Auckland University of Technology
Te pou hinengaro o ‘Te Iwi Kiwi’: High-Performance Junior Rugby League Players’ Perceptions of Psychosocial Development

2017-2018 Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity

Jessica Kirby, Dr. Megan Babkes Stellino, Dannon Cox, and Maria del mar Chavarria Soto, University of Northern Colorado
Competing and Aging: Challenging the Cultural Narrative of Aging and Sports Through Video Portraiture
Website produced with grant funding: Competing and Aging 


2016-2017 AASP Research Grants

Amy Baltzell & Robert Dibernardo, Trustees of Boston University
Evaluating the Mindfulness Meditation Training for Sport (MMTS)

Lauren Billing, University of Minnesota
The Efficacy of Affective Behavioral Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity: Implications for Harnessing the Dual-Mode Model

Matthew Bird and Graig Chow, Florida State University
Using the Health Belief Model to Investigate the Mental Health Help-Seeking Experiences of Student-Athletes: A Mixed Methodological Approach

Brigid Byrd & Jeffrey Martin, Wayne State University; and Tamara Hew-Butler, Oakland University
A Longitudinal Biopsychosocial Investigation of Overtraining in Division I College Swimmers

Lyndsie Coleman & Megan Babkes Stellino, University of Northern Colorado; and William Massey, Concordia University Wisconsin
Learning Through Play: The Impact of a Peer-Leadership Program on Cognitive Control in Low-Income Elementary School Students

Ian Connole & Cori Pinkett, K-State Athletics; and Lisa Rubin & Brian Weber, Kansas State University
Developing Student-Athletes into Leaders: Analyzing the Impact of a Leadership Academy

Janaina Lima Fogaca & Samuel J. Zizzi, West Virginia University
Approaches to Supervision in Sport Psychology and Their Influence in Supervised Professional Development

Andrew Friesen & Tracy Davenport, University of Wolverhampton; and Chantale Lussier, Elsyian Insight, Ottawa, Canada
A Systematic Review of Applied Sports Psychology Professional Philosophies

Kim Rogers, Vicki Ebbeck, G. John Geldhof & Joshua A. Weller, Oregon State University
Development and Validation of a Measure Assessing Physical Activity Shame

2016-2017 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Zeljka Vidic, Mark St. Martin & Kate Hibbard-Gibbons, Western Michigan University
Self-Management Program for Youth YMCA Referees and Staff

2016-2017 Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity

Zeljka Vidic, Mark St. Martin & Kate Hibbard-Gibbons, Western Michigan University
Self-Management Program for Youth YMCA Referees and Staff


2015-2016 AASP Research Grants

Sicong Liu, Gershon Tenenbaum & Nathaniel Boingin, Florida State University
Ironic or Overcompensating Error in Golf Putting: Testing Attention Imbalance and its Implementation

William V. Massey, Concordia University Wisconsin & Meredith A. Whitley, Adelphi University
Against the Odds: The Development of Grounded Theory for Individuals from Underserved Communities Who Achieved Personal and Performance Excellence Through Sport

Gily Meir & Graig Chow, Florida State University
Supervision of Applied Sport Psychology in Graduate Programs across the USA

Elizabeth M. Mullin, Springfield College
Development of the Heterosexist Attitudes in Sport - Gay Male Scale

Joey Ramaeker & Trent Petrie, University of North Texas
Psychological Well-Being and the Help-Seeking Attitudes and Behaviors of Male Collegiate Athletes

Mustafa Sarkar & Lee Moore, University of Gloucestershire
Does Psychological Resilience Predict Sports Performance Under Pressure?

2015-2016 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Melinda Scott, Kelley Catenacci, Kylie Phillips & Brandonn Harris, Georgia Southern University
Beyond the Playing Field: The Implementation and Evaluation of a Sport-Based Positive Youth Development Program for At-Risk Youth

2015-2016 Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity

Amanda Manu & Michael Sachs, Temple University
How Do Black Female Athletes Perceive, Negotiate, and Reconcile the Social Expectations of Femininity?

Amanda Perkins, Missouri State University
A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Factors Influencing Physical Activity Behavior among African American College Women


2014-2015 AASP Research Grants

Theresa Brown, University of Kansas
Step It Up: Use of Praise in a Walking-Buddy Intervention

Stephanie Elmore, Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, & Mary Oakley, Stride Psychological Services
Team Masculine Identity, Homophobia, and Individual Satisfaction: An Exploration of the Experiences of Self-Identified Gay Male NCAA Division I College Athletes

Kimberly Fasczewski & Diane Gill, The University of NC at Greensboro
An exploration into the Motivation of Highly Physically Active People With Multiple Sclerosis

Stacy Gnacinski & Barbara Meyer, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Examining the Effect of a Heart Rate Variability Feedback Intervention on Symptoms of Stress, Depressions, and Burnout Among Student-Athletes

Jennifer Jordan Hamson-Utley, Weber State University
Improving Post-Concussion Care of the Athlete: An intervention Coordinating Multidisciplinary Psychosocial Care

Camilla Knight & Stephen Mellalieu, Swansea University
A Longitudinal Examination of Stress, Appraisals, and Coping in Youth Swimming

Shamsi Manfared, Florida State University, Itay Basevitch, Florida State University, Gershon Tenenbaum, Florida State University, Robert Ecklund, University of Sterling, & Seongkwan Cho, Florida State University
Burnout and Level of Arousal: A Neurobiological Perspective to Athletes Burnout

Aubrey Newland & Maria Newton, University of Utah
Transformational Leadership in Sports: Predictors, Outcomes, and Practical Strategies

Leslie Podlog, University of Utah, John Heil, Psychological Health Roanoke, &  Tom Iriye, University of Utah
A Self-Determination Psychological Intervention for Injured Collegiate Athletes

Phillip Post, New Mexico State University, Duncan Simpson, Barry University, & Greg Young, Liverpool John Moores University
The Effects of Imagery on Coincident Anticipation Timing Performance

Alessandro Quartiroli, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Robert Schinke, Laurentian University, Justine Vosloo, Ithaca College, & Leslee Fisher, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
A Mixed-Method Exploration of the Current Status of Multicultural Counseling Competencies in Sport Psychology Professionals and Their Influences on the Delivery of Effective and Ethical Services

Selen Razon, Ball State University, Shannon Titus Dieringer, Ball State University, & Edson Filho, Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics (BIND) Center University Chieti-Pescara
From Video Gaming to Behavior Change: Promoting Long Term Physical Activity Participation in Older Adults

Paul Sellars, Stephen Mellalieu, & Camilla Knight, Swansea University
Developing a Grounded Theory of Retention in Youth Sport

Megan Stellino, Robert Brustad, & Lyndsie Coleman, University of Northern Colorado
Executive Function as a Predictor of Success Among Collegiate Baseball Players

2014-2015 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Stephanie Hanrahan, The University of Queensland
Introducing Games and Mental Skills Training to Youth Sports Programs in Botswana

Jasmin Hutchinson, Erica Beachy, Dolores Christensen & Britton Brewer, Springfield College
The Springfield College Running Psychology Team: Applied Sport Psychology Community Outreach and Sustainability Support of the Hartford Marathon in 2014

Meredith Whitley, Adelphi University, & William Massey, Concordia University Wisconsin
Exploring Our Strengths and Our Future: A Sport-Based Youth Development Program in Southern Queens, New York

2014-2015 Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity

Leeja Carter & Amerigo Rossi, Long Island University-Brooklyn
Superwoman: Exploring Stress, Coping, and Physical Activity Among African American Women

Erica Tibbetts & Michael Sachs, Temple University
Understanding Incarcerated Women's Motivation to Exercise


2013-2014 AASP Research Grants

Edson Medeiros Filho & Gershon Tenenbaum, Florida State University
From Explicit to Implicit Coordination: Interactive Brains in Circus Acts

Ryan Flett, West Virginia University
Developing and Accessing a Positive Youth Development Module for Teachers in Physical Education Settings

Jennifer Gapin & Elena Holler, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
A Comparison of the Effects of Indoor and Outdoor Exercise on Cognitive Function

Candace Hogue & Mary Fry, University of Kansas
Participant Inflammatory and Cortisol Responses During a Motivational Climate Intervention

Karen Howells & David Fletcher, Loughborough University
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Olympic Swimmers' Experiences of Adversity and Growth

Kathryn Longshore & Michael Sachs, Temple University
Mindfulness Training for Coaches (MTC): An Exploratory Study

John Mahoney, Daniel Gucciardi, Nikolaos Ntoumanis & Cliff Mallett, The University of Queensland & University of Birmingham
A Psychological Needs-Supportive Coaching Intervention for Fostering Mental Toughness in Adolescent Golfers

Leilani Madrigal & Diane Gill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
An Investigation on the Relationships among Mental Toughness, Coping, and Stress in Roller Derby Skaters

Tadhg MacIntyre, Judy van Raalte, Britton Brewer & Aidan Moran, University of Limerick, Springfield College, & University College of Dublin
A Mixed Methods Exploration of Career Satisfaction, Engagement, and Self-Care among Applied Sport Psychology Practitioners

Alexandra Thompson & Trent Petrie, University of North Texas
Psychological Well-Being of Female Collegiate Athletes Post Career: A Longitudinal Investigation

Dana Voelker & Justine Reel, The College at Brockport, State University of New York & University of Utah
A Qualitative Investigation of Weight Pressures, Body Image, Exercise, and Eating Behaviors in Figure Staking

2013-2014 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Lauren Brooke, Peter Young, & Katie Irwin, John F Kennedy University
Mind Over Miles

Oscar Gutierrex, Jean-Charles Lebeau, Urska Dobersek, Gershon Tenenbaum, & Nataniel Bioangin, Florida State University
Exercise and Psychological Well-Being Among Adults With Disabilities: A Community Outreach Program

Aimee Kimball, UPMC, & Samantha Monda, Robert Morris University
Partners in Outreach: The Student-Athlete Leadership Academy

Carole Oglesby, Positive Embodiment Enterp., Brad Conn, Alliant International University-Los Angeles, & Patricia Mejia, 
Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy: Enhancing Performance in Athletic Competition and Life Skills Through Applied Sport Psychology Workshops

Brandon Spradley, Conrad Woolsey, & William Steffen, United States Sports Academy
Concussion Awareness, Training, and Management for Community Coaches and Athlete Support Personnel


2012-2013 AASP Research Grants

Megan Sawyer & Thomas Raedeke, East Carolina University
Project MENTOR: Mentors for Exercise and Nutrition Treatment for Overweight Reduction

Stephen Gonzalez & Maria Newton, University of Utah
The Effect of Failure on Physiological Stress, Emotion, and Performance in High and Low Resilient Athletes

Jeffrey Pauline, Syracuse University
Increasing Stair Usage in a University Residential Complex

Nick Galli, Justine Reel, Hester Henderson, & Nicole Miller, University of Utah
A Qualitative Examination of Body Image Disturbances Among Athletes with Disabilities

Christopher Mesagno & Denise Hill, University of Ballarat
Investigating Pre- and Post-Shot Routines to Improve Sport Performance (Under Pressure)

Kristen Gierut & Daniel Kirschenbaum, Argosy University 
The Healthy Obsession Model: A Qualitative Evaluation of Highly Successful Weight Control by Formerly Obese Adolescents

Michelle Bartlett & Mitch Abrams, WTAMU
The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2: Normative Data for a College Student-Athlete Population


2011-2012 AASP Community Outreach Grants

Erin Beskid & Dr. Mark Aoyagi, University of Denver
Periodized Mental Skills Training for High School Athletes

Edson Medeiros Filho, Itay Basevitch, Gershon Tenebaum, Katy Tran, Karin Jeffery, & Oscar Gutierrez
Exercise and Psychology Well-Being Among Older Adults: A Community Outreach Program

Cindra Kamphoff, Private Practice & Minnesota State University
Implementing Brief Interventions with Runners: The Mankato Marathon Sport Psych Team

2011-2012 AASP Research Grants

Melanie Adams & Diane Gill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
On our feet: Using social cognitive theory to reduce sedentary behavior and increase physical activity in overweight women

Mimi Ho, Jennifer Cumming, & Joan Duda, University of Birmingham
Examining the use of self-regulation strategies in perfectionistic and non-perfectionistic athletes with and without hearing impairments: A longitudinal study

Cindra Kamphoff, Minnesota State University, Mankato
The development and maintenance of mental toughness in elite marathoners

Helen O'Connor & Stephanie Hanrahan, University of Queensland 
"Moving on up": Investigating the effects of a future-selves intervention in promoting physical activity in Africa


2010-2011 AASP Research Grants

John Gotwals & Nancy Spencer-Cavaliere, Lakehead University

Jennifer Jordan Hamson-Utley & Rodney Hansen, Weber State University
Validating the Effectiveness of Psychological Interventions through Physiological Markers

Candace Hogue & Mary Fry, University of Kansas
Students' Salivary Stress Responses when Juggling in Two Distinct Motivational Climates

Robin Schroyer & Diane Whaley, University of Virginia
QuickStarters: A Peer Mentoring Program

Sarah Williams & Jennifer Cumming, University of Birmingham
Enhancing an Individual's Imagery Ability: Can Layering Images Facilitate Ease of Imaging?(PDF Document)


2009-2010 AASP Research Grants

Theresa Brown & Mary Fry, University of Kansas
Strong Girls Program

Eleanor Quested & Joan Duda, University of Birmingham
Motivational Determinants of Health-Related Immunological and Hormonal Responses of Elite Dancers

Dawn Lewis & David Kinnunen, CSU-Fresno
Validation of Three Quantitative Measures of the Sport Injury Domain: The Coaches’ Perspective

Emily Oliver & James Hardy, Bangor University
Effects of Self-Talk on Intrinsic Motivation

Robert Bell, Rob Nahlik, & Meghan Hallbrook, Ball State University
Utilizing Solution-Focused Guided Imagery for Golfers with the Yips

Sarah Skopek, American University, & Amanda Visek, George Washington University
Psychosocial Development in College Students: A Comparison between Athletes and Non-Athletes

Damien Clement & Vanessa Shannon, West Virginia University

John Lubker, West Texas A&M, Amanda Visek, George Washington University, & Jack Watson, West Virginia University
Qualities of Effective Sport Psychology Consultants: A Conjoint Analysis


2008 AASP Research Grants

Sean Mullen & Diane Whaley, University of Virginia
Explaining parents’ role in children’s physical activity.

Renee Mapes, University of Missouri
Athletes’ experiences of sport psychology consultation: Exploring a multiseason, cross-gender intervention.

Tiffanye Vargas-Tonsing, University of Texas-San Antonio
An examination of sport coaches’ perceptions of athletes exhibiting signs of ADHD and their perceived reactionary behavioral responses.


2007 AASP Research Grants

Todd Gilson & Deborah Feltz, Michigan State University
Self-efficacy effects on performance: A renewed debate

Megan Granquist & Diane Gill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The role of athlete hardiness and self-efficacy in predicting athletic injury rehabilitation adherence

Jennifer Thomas & Diane Gill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The effect of a preshot routine on competitive youth golf performance and the perceived benefits by participants

Penny McCullagh, CSU East Bay
Tracking the training and careers of advanced degree programs in sport psychology

Windee Weiss, University of Northern Iowa
Longitudinal analysis of gymnasts’ sport commitment: Exploring developmental differences, sport commitment types, and parental perceptions

Michael Sachs & Elizabeth Loughren, Temple University
Temple University web access linking Kinesiology and Imagery (TU WALKI)

Gretchen Kerr & Ashley Stirling, University of Toronto
How knowledgeable are sport psychology consultants about child protection in sport?

Trent Petrie, Christy Greenleaf, Jordan Hamson, & Scott Martin, University of North Texas
Physical fitness and its relation to mood, body image, self-concept, social pressures and internalization, teaching and weight bias in children