Matthew Vierimaa

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

Teaching

- Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity & Sport
- The Development of Sport Expertise

 

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

Budziszewski, R., Graupensperger, S. J., & Vierimaa, M. (in press). Exploring predictors of moral disengagement in collegiate athletic trainers. Journal of Athletic Training.

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

Dorsch, T. E., Vierimaa, M., & Plucinik, J. (2018). A citation network analysis of research on parent-child interactions in youth sport. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spy0000140

Herbison, J. D., Vierimaa, M., Côté, J., & Martin, L. J. (2018). The dynamic nature of connection and its relation to character in youth sport. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2017.1423507

Vierimaa, M., Bruner, M. W., & Côté, J. (2018). Positive youth development and observed athlete behavior in recreational sport. PLoS ONE, 13 (1), e0191936. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191936

Allan, V., Vierimaa, M., Gainforth, H., & Côté, J. (2018). The use of behavior change theories and techniques in coach development programmes: A systematic review. International Review of Sport Exercise Psychology, 11, 47-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1750984X.2017.1286514

Presentations

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.

Vierimaa, M., Budziszewski, R., & Hancock, D. J. (June 2018). Investigating birthplace effects in US collegiate and professional men’s basketball. Poster presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Denver, CO, USA.

 

Curriculum Vitae

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