Weiss, Kipp, and Bolter publish on positive youth development in the Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology
Maureen Weiss, professor of Kinesiology, Lindsay Kipp (PhD, 2012, lecturer at University of Kentucky), and Nicole Bolter (PhD, 2010, assistant professor at Boise State University), published a chapter on positive youth development through sport and physical activity in the prestigious Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology. The authors comprehensively reviewed the literature on physical activity as a context for promoting social, psychological, and physical competencies among youth participants. Topics include evidence-based findings on the contribution of physical activity participation to social relationships and competencies, moral development, self-perceptions, emotions, motivation, and physical assets such as motor skill development, movement literacy, and physical fitness. The chapter is part of a large-scale project by Oxford University Press to publish a synthetic library covering topics that span the entire field of psychology. The full reference for the publication is: Weiss, M. R., Kipp, L. E., & Bolter, N. D. (2012). Training for life: Optimizing positive youth development through sport and physical activity. In S. M. Murphy (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology (pp. 448-475). New York: Oxford University Press.