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Professor David Lavallee
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School of Sport

University of Stirling

Stirling

FK9 4LA
Scotland

UK

telephone Tel: + 44 (0) 1786 466489
fax Fax: + 44 (0) 1786 466477
email Email: headofsport@stir.ac.uk
web Web: www.stir.ac.uk/sport
About
David Lavallee is Professor and Head of the School of Sport. Prior to his appointment in July, 2011, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Aberystwyth University from 2007-11 and Professor of Psychology of Sport at Loughborough University previously. His academic qualifications include a Master’s degree from Harvard University and a PhD from The University of Western Australia.
Research
David’s research has focused on contributing to theoretical developments associated with self-identity and coping processes by examining how these are shaped by social structures. From an applied perspective, his research aims to inform the design and evaluation of psychological interventions. His specific research interests are in sport and exercise psychology (e.g., burnout, injury, retirement from sport, eating disorders), support for student athletes and managing transitions across the career of athletes and coaches.
Publications

Books (2008-present)
Lavallee, D, Kremer, J, Moran, A, & Williams, M (in press). Sport psychology: Contemporary themes (2nd edition). London: Palgrave.
Thatcher, D, Jones, M, & Lavallee, D (Eds.). (in press). Coping and emotion in sport (2nd edition). Oxford: Routledge.
Tod, D, & Lavallee, D (Eds). (in press). Psychology of strength and conditioning: International perspectives. Oxford: Routledge.
Lavallee, D, Jones, MV, & Williams, JM (2008). Key studies in sport and exercise psychology. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill.

Research Articles (2008-present)
Papathomas, A, & Lavallee, D (in press). Narrative constructions of anorexia and abuse: An athlete’s search for meaning in trauma. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping.
Tod., D, Lavallee, D, & Bond, K (in press). Professional development themes in strength and conditioning coaches. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Thomas, L, Tod, D, & Lavallee, D (in press). Variability in muscle dysmorphia symptoms: The influence of weight training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Jones, MI, Lavallee, D, & Tod, D (2011). Developing communication and organization skills: The ELITE life skills reflective practice program. The Sport Psychologist, 25, 159-176.
Sagar, SS, & Lavallee, D (2010). The developmental origins of fear of failure in adolescent athletes: Examining parental practices. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 177-187.
Tod, D, & Lavallee, D (2010). Toward a conceptual understanding of muscle dysmorphia development and sustainment. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3, 111-131.
Walker, N, Thatcher, J, & Lavallee, D (2010). A preliminary development of the Re-injury Anxiety Inventory. Physical Therapy in Sport, 11, 23-29.
Keegan, R, Spray, CM, Harwood, C, & Lavallee, D (2010). The motivational atmosphere in youth sport: Coach, parent and peer influences on motivation in specializing sport participants. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 22, 87-105.
Papathomas, A, & Lavallee, D (2010). Athlete experiences of disordered eating in sport. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 2, 354-370.
Keegan, R, Biddle, SJH, & Lavallee, D (2010). It’s not how old you are, it’s how old you feel: Application of a life-span development framework to physical activity and its utility in examining community and environmental interventions. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 6, 19-34.
Christakou, A, & Lavallee, D (2009). Adherence to sport injury rehabilitation: From theory to practice. Perspectives in Public Health, 129 (3), 120-126.
Jones, MI, & Lavallee, D (2009). Exploring perceived life skills development and participation in sport. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 1, 36-50.
Jones, MI, & Lavallee, D (2009). Exploring the life skills development and participation in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10, 159-167.
Keegan, R, Spray, CM, Harwood, C, & Lavallee, D (2009). A qualitative investigation exploring the motivational climate in early-career sports participants: Coach, parent and peer influences on sport motivation. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 10, 361-372.
Sagar, SS, Lavallee, D, & Spray, CM (2009). Coping with the effects of fear of failure in young elite athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 3, 73-98.
Anderson, AG, & Lavallee, D (2008). Applying the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior to athlete training adherence behavior. Applied Psychology, 57, 304-312.
Laurin, R, Nicolas, M, & Lavallee, D (2008). Personal goal management intervention and mood states in soccer academies. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2, 57-70.
McKay, J, Niven, AG, Lavallee, D, & White, A (2008). Sources of strain among elite U.K. track athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 22, 143-164.
Pummell, B, Harwood, C, & Lavallee, D (2008). Jumping to the next level: Examining the within-career transition of the adolescent event rider. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9, 427-447.
Warriner, K, & Lavallee, D (2008). The retirement experience of elite female gymnasts: Self identity and the physical self. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20, 301-317.
Snape, J, & Lavallee, D (2008). Elite leadership in sport: A tale of two captains. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 4, 39-51.

Book Chapters (2008-present)
Lavallee, D, Kremer, J, & Moran. A (in press). Psychology of sport. In J.A. Maguire (Ed.), Handbook of the social sciences and sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Gordon, S, & Lavallee, D (in press). Career transitions in competitive sport. In T. Morris & J. Summer (Eds.), Sport psychology: The cutting edge. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
Tod, D, & Lavallee, D (in press). Taming the wild west: Training and supervision in applied sport psychology. In D. Gilbourne & M. B. Andersen (Eds.), Critical essays in applied sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Keegan, R, Spray, CM, Harwood, C, & Lavallee, D (2010). From ‘motivational climate’ to ‘motivational atmosphere’: A review of research examining the social and environmental influences on athlete motivation in sport. In B.D. Geranto (Ed.), Sports Psychology. New York: Nova Science.
Lavallee, D, Park, S, & Tod, D (2010). Career termination. In S. Hanrahan & M. B. Andersen (Eds.), Handbook of applied sport psychology (pp. 242-249). Oxford: Routledge.
Goodger, K, Lavallee, D, Gorely, PJ, & Harwood, CH (2010). Burnout in sport. In J. M. Williams (Eds.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (6th ed., pp. 492-511). Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill.
Taylor, J, & Lavallee, D (2010). Career transition among athletes: Is there life after sports? In J. M. Williams (Eds.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (6th ed., 542-562). Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill.
Beauchamp, MB, Jackson, B, & Lavallee, D (2008). Personality processes and intra-group dynamics in sports teams. In M.R. Beauchamp and M. Eys (Eds.), Group dynamics in sport and exercise psychology: Contemporary themes (pp. 25-41). London: Routledge.


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