Canadian Psychology

This journal covers general mental health issues through news, research and practitioners.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, November

A Meta-Analysis of the Influence of Gender on Self-Determination Theory's Motivational Regulations for Physical Activity
Self-determination theory (SDT) is a motivation metatheory that has received significant empirical support across several contexts of human behaviour. The motivational regulations as espoused by SDT refer to differing degrees of self-determination that...
Are Perfectionistic Strivings in Sport Adaptive? A Systematic Review of Confirmatory, Contradictory, and Mixed Evidence
A controversial issue in sport perfectionism research concerns the degree to which athletes' perfectionistic tendencies are adaptive or maladaptive. Insight into this issue can be obtained by distinguishing between two perfectionism dimensions: perfectionistic...
Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and Their Families
Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families, by Dworkin, Sari H, and Pope Mark (Eds.), Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association, 2012, 368 pp. ISBN 978-1-55620-306-0DOl: 10.l()37/a0030216In their...
Mindfulness and Acceptance Models in Sport Psychology: A Decade of Basic and Applied Scientific Advancements
It has been over a decade since the mindfulness and acceptance-based practice models that were originally developed within the mainstream clinical psychology domain were first applied in the sport context in order to enhance the athletic performance...
Promoting Physical Activity in Preschoolers: A Review of the Guidelines, Barriers, and Facilitators for Implementation of Policies and Practices
Promoting healthy physical activity (PA) behaviours in children between the ages of 0 to 5 years has immediate impacts on the health and well-being of children and serves as a powerful strategy to prevent or minimise the occurrence of chronic diseases...
Seeing the "We" in "Me" Sports: The Need to Consider Individual Sport Team Environments
Most individual sport settings involve groups, as athletes often train in a team environment even though they compete individually and often in opposition to their teammates. Despite the pervasiveness of individual sport, group dynamics research has...
Testing and Integrating Self-Determination Theory and Self-Efficacy Theory in a Physical Activity Context
Stemming from the need for theoretical integration, this study aimed at individually testing and integrating self-determination theory (SDT) and self-efficacy theory (SET) to predict physical activity. University students (n = 225) completed questionnaires...