Picture of  Kent Kowalski

Kent Kowalski Professor

Interim Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program

Research Area(s)

  • Social Psychology
  • Women's Health

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, 2000
  • M.Sc. Physical Education, University of Saskatchewan, 1995
  • B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Saskatchewan, 2007
  • B.A. Honours Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, 1993

Courses Taught

  • KIN 431.3 - Mental Training for Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 432.3 - Ethics and Values in Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 807.3 - Research Methods in Kinesiology

Recent Publications

Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (accepted July, 2014).  Self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being during emotionally difficult times in sport.  Journal of Happiness Studies.

*Reis, N. A., *Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2015).  Self-compassion and women athletes’ responses to emotionally difficult sport situations: An evaluation of a brief induction.  Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16, 18-25.

*Sutherland, L. M., *Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2014).  Narratives of young women athletes' experiences of emotional pain and self-compassion.  Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 6, 499-516.

Mosewich, A. D., Crocker, P. R. E., & Kowalski, K. C. (2014).  Managing injury and other setback in sport: Experiences of (and resources for) high performance women athletes. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health, 6, 182-204.

Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2014). Exploring self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being in young women athletes.  Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, 203-216.

Brune, S. M.  Crocker, P. R. E., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., Wilson, P, M., & Sabiston, C. M. (2014).  Body-related state shame and guilt in women: Do causal attributions mediate the influence of physical self-concept and shame and guilt proneness. Body Image, 11, 19-26.

Mosewich, A. D., Crocker, P. R. E., Kowalski, K. C., & DeLongis, A. (2013). Applying self-compassion in sport: An intervention with women athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35, 514-524.

*Ferguson, L. J., *Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., Wilson, P. M., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2012). Women's health-enhancing physical activity and eudaimonic well-being. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83, 451-463.

Mack, D. E., Wilson, P. M., Gunnell, K. E., Gilchrist, J. D., Kowalski, K. C., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2012).  Health-enhancing physical activity: Associations with markers of well-being. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 4, 127-150.