Matthew Vierimaa

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Assistant Professor
Email Matthew
Ph:  902-585-1722
Office:  AAC 486

Teaching

- Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity & Sport
- The Development of Sport Expertise
- Positive Youth Development in Sport

 

Scholarly Expertise
  • Sport coaching and leadership
  • Positive youth development through sport and physical activity
  • Sport psychology
Community Service
  • Research Advisor for the Live Like Sam Foundation (www.livelikesam.org)
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology – Doctoral Dissertation Award Review Committee
Publications

Lawrason, S., Vierimaa, M., & Martin, L. J. (accepted). Coach perceptions of the social environment in recreational youth sport. International Journal of Sport Psychology.

Dorsch, T. E., Hardiman, A. L., & Vierimaa, M. (2020). Developing an organizational mission statement in youth sport: Utilizing Mad Libs as a novel, shared leadership approach. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. https://doi.org/10.1080/21520704.2020.1798576

Erickson, K., Wright, E., Kochanek, J., & Vierimaa, M. (2020). Peer influence and youth development. In M. W. Bruner, M. A. Eys, & L. J. Martin (Eds.), The Power of Groups in Youth Sport (pp. 221-240). New York: Elsevier.

Kim, J., Coleman, T., Godfrey, M., Vierimaa, M., & Eys, M. (2020). The dynamics of informal role development within sport teams: A case study approach. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101670

Vella, S. A., Liddle, S. K., Vierimaa, M., & Evans, M. B. (2020). Group dynamics and mental health in organized youth sports. In M. W. Bruner, M. A. Eys, & L. J. Martin (Eds.), The Power of Groups in Youth Sport (pp. 277-301). New York: Elsevier.

Budziszewski, R., Graupensperger, S. J., & Vierimaa, M. (2019). Exploring predictors of moral disengagement in collegiate athletic trainers. Journal of Athletic Training. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-504-18

Evans, M. B., Vierimaa, M., Graupensperger, S. J., & Budziszewki, R. (2019). Coach expectations and athlete lay beliefs: Interactions when predicting adolescent athletes’ enjoyment and intentions to return. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2019.1570392

Presentations

Hardiman, A. L., Dorsch, T. E., & Vierimaa, M. (June 2020). Organizational effectiveness in youth sport: Lessons learned from a year-long intervention with an elite volleyball club in the United States. Paper presented at the 2020 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Virtual Conference.

Kim, J., Coleman, T., Godfrey, M., Vierimaa, M., & Eys, M. (June 2020). A mixed-methods multiple case study of informal roles in two university basketball teams. Paper presented at the 2020 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Virtual Conference.

Vierimaa, M., Martin, L. J., & Dorsch, T. E. (June 2019). “Time to grow up”: A retrospective exploration of adolescents’ entry into junior level ice hockey. Paper presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Baltimore, MD, USA.

Vierimaa, M., & Dorsch, T. E.  (June 2019). “It’s about the athlete first”: A case study of positive youth development through sport in Park City, Utah. Poster presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Baltimore, MD, USA.

Dorsch, T. E., & Vierimaa, M. (June 2019). Defining an Olympic legacy: A case study of one community’s efforts to optimize youth sport programming. Poster presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Baltimore, MD, USA.

Budziszewski, R., & Vierimaa, M. (June 2019). “Get tough!”: A case study on the development of the sport ethic in youth lacrosse. Poster presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Baltimore, MD, USA.

Curriculum Vitae

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