I am interested in a variety of psycho-social aspects of sport. I am currently researching the effect of behavioral synchrony between individuals, and mental health of student-athletes. Other research topics include coaching and team dynamics. My research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the World Anti-Doping Agency. I am also co-director of the Center for Healthy Development Through Sport and Physical Activity and currently coach the Brock University’s Mens’ Rugby team.
- The effect of behavioral synchrony between individuals
- Mental distress in university student-athletes
- Antecedents and consequences of coaching efficacy
Sullivan, P. J., & Razavi, P. (2017). Are athletes’ doping related attitudes predicted by their perceptions of coaches’ confrontation efficacy. Substance Use and Misuse, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2016.1272613
Ede, A., Sullivan, P. J., & Feltz, D. L. (2017). Self-doubt: Uncertainty as a motivating factor on effort in an exercise endurance task. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 28, 31-36.
Lodewyk, K. & Sullivan, P. J. (2016). Associations between Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, and Outcomes by Gender and Body Size Dissatisfaction during Fitness in High School Physical Education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21, 603-615.
Bailey, K.A, Lamarche, L., Gammage, K. L., & Sullivan, P. J. (2016). Self-Objectification and the Utilization of Body Image Coping Strategies: The Role of Shame in Highly Physically Active Women. American Journal of Psychology, 129, 81-90.
Sullivan, P. J., Gagnon, M., Gammage, K., & Peters, S. (2015). Is the effect of behavioral synchrony on cooperative behavior mediated by endorphin activity? The Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 650-660.
Sullivan, P. J., LaForge-MacKenzie, K., & Marini, M. (2015). Confirmatory Factor Analaysis with the Youth Experiences Survey for Sport (YES-S). Open Journal of Statistics, 5, 421-429
Sullivan, P. J., Rickers, K., & Gammage, K. (2014). The effect of different phases of behavioral synchrony on pain threshold. Group Dynamics: Theory, Practice and Research, 18, 122-128.
Sullivan, P.J., & Rickers, K. (2013). The effect of behavioral synchrony in groups of teammates and strangers. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11(3), 286-291.
- Sport Psychology
- Applied Sport Psychology
- Coaching Theory
- Research Design