Central to by program of research is understanding what contributes to wellbeing. While most of my work addresses the behaviours (e.g., physical activity) and psychological mechanisms linked to wellbeing, work with colleagues has extended to include behaviour change, motivation, self-compassion and pride. My interests have been investigated using diverse study designs and include the use of meta-analytic investigations. Recent interests also include reliability generalization studies and consideration of reporting standards (e.g., CONSORT-PRO) to guide and inform evidence.
- Health enhancing physical activity
- Behaviour change
- Reporting Standards
Ferguson, L., J., Adam, M. E. K., Gunnell, K. E., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., Mosewich, A. D., & Murphy, N. (2022). Self-compassion or self-criticism? Predicting women athlete’s psychological flourishing in sport in Canada. Journal of Happiness Studies., 23(5), 1923–1939. https://doi:10.1007/s10902-021-00483-1
Kelley, C., Mack, D. E., & Wilson, P. M. (2022). Does physical activity in natural outdoor environments improve wellbeing? A meta-analysis. Sports. 10(7), 103. https://doi.org/10.3390/ sports10070103
Mack, D. E., & Wilson, P. M. (2021). Measuring psychological need satisfaction in exercise: A tale of two instruments. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 53(4), 423–432. https://doi-org.proxy.library.brocku.ca/10.1037/cbs0000261
Mack, D. E., Wilson, P. M., Bell, C., & Kelley, C. (2020). The devil is always in the details: Intervention description as applied to Motivational Interviewing and physical activity. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 52, 29-35. doi.org/10.1037/cbs0000159
Sabiston, C. M., Pila, E., Crocker, P. R., Mack D. E., Wilson, P. M., Brunet, J., & Kowalski, K. C. (2020). Changes in body-related self-conscious emotions over time in youth female athletes. Body Image, 32, 24-33.
Pila, E., Sabiston, C. M., Mack, D. E., Wilson, P. M., Brunet, J., Kowalski, K. C., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2020). Fitness – and appearance-related self-conscious emotions and sport experiences: A prospective longitudinal investigation in adolescent girls. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 47, doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.101641 .
Wierts, C., Wilson, P. M., & Mack, D. E. (2019). Awareness and use of motivational interviewing reported by Canadian university sport coaches. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. 17, 63-71. doi: 10.24384/k0xn-af87
Wilson, P. M., Kelley, C., Mack, D. E., & Wierts, C. M. (2019). Physical activity counseling in kinesiology curricula: What’s offered in Ontario. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 7, 22. doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijkss.v.7n.4p.22
Deck, S., Wilson, P. M., & Mack, D. E. (2018). Rehabilitation following a sports injury: Do the motives of athlete and athletic therapist matter? Archives of Physical Health & Sports Medicine, 1(2), 1-7.
Gilchrist, J. D., Pila, E., Castonguay, A., Sabiston, C. M., & Mack, D. E. (2018). Body pride and physical activity. Differential functions of fitness- and appearance-related pride in young adult Canadians. Body Image., 27, 77-85.
Kilham, M. E., Mosewich, A. D., Mack, D. E., Gunnell, K. E., & Ferguson, L. J. (2018). Self-compassion and women athletes’ sport performance. Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. 7, 297-307. doi.org/10.1037/spy0000127
Mack, D. E., Wilson, P. M., Santos, E., & Brooks, K. (2018). Standards of reporting: The use of CONSORT PRO and CERT in individuals living with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis International, 29, 305-313. doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-4249-z
Santos, E. S., Wilson, P. M., & Mack, D. E., (2018). Does exergaming promote well-being in adults? Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 11, 3-14.
- Sport Psychology
- Quantitative Methods of Inquiry
- Sport and Mental Health
- Psychological Approaches to Health Behaviour Change.
- Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology
- Psychology of Sport & Exercise,
- International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology,
- International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Agencies who have supported our research include
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Public Health Ontario
- Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
- Niagara Region Public Health.