ERIC Number: EJ870265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
2008 C. H. McCloy Lecture: Social Psychology and Physical Activity--Back to the Future
Gill, Diane L.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n4 p685-695 Dec 2009
In the early 1970s, both my academic career and the psychology subdiscipline within kinesiology began as "social psychology and physical activity." Since then, sport and exercise psychology research has shifted away from the social to a narrower bio-psycho-(no social) approach, and professional practice has focused on the elite rather than the larger public. Psychology can contribute to an integrative and relevant professional discipline by going back to the future as social psychology and physical activity and by incorporating three of C. H. McCloy's themes (a) evidence-based practice, (b) beyond dualisms, and (c) commitment to public service. Our scholarship must move beyond dualisms to recognize complexities and connections and be truly scholarship for practice. Social psychology and physical activity can serve the public by advocating for inclusive, empowering physical activity programs that promote health and well being for all.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Well Being, Social Psychology, Public Service, Psychology, Kinetics, Health Promotion, Psychomotor Skills, Social Justice, Sport Psychology, Physical Education, Public Health, Exercise, Scholarship
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