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Weiss, Kipp, and Bolter publish on positive youth development in the Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology

weiss-bolter-kipp.jpgMaureen 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.

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