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Dr. Kent Kowalski PhD Professor

Address
PAC 300.4

Research Area(s)

  • Human Performance

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 122.3 - Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity
  • KIN 231.3 - Social Psychological Foundations of Physical Activity
  • KIn 380.3 - Introduction to Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • 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

BOOKS

Kowalski, K. C., McHugh, T.-L. F., Sabiston, C. M., & Ferguson, L. J. (2018).  Research methods in kinesiology.  Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Reis, N. A., Kowalski, K. C., Mosewich, A. D., & Ferguson, L. J. (2019).  Exploring self-compassion and versions of masculinity in men athletes.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 41, 368-379. Open Access: https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsep/41/6/article-p368.xml.

Mosewich, A. D., Sabiston, C. M., Kowalski, K. C., Gaudreau, P., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2019). Self-compassion in the stress process in women athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 33, 23-34.

Gilchrist, J.D., Sabiston, C. M., & Kowalski, K. C. (2019). Associations between actual and ideal self-perceptions and anticipated pride among young adults. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 3, 127-134.

Mosewich, A. D., Ferguson, L. J., McHugh, T.-L. F., Kowalski, K. C. (2019).  Enhancing capacity: Integrating self-compassion in sport. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. doi: 10.1080/21520704.2018.1557774

Bennet, E. V., Hurd Clarke, L., Kowalski, K. C., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2017). From pleasure and pride to the fear of decline: Exploring the emotions in older women’s physical activity narratives. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 33, 113-122.

Bennet, E. V., Hurd Clarke, L., Kowalski, K. C., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2017). “I’ll do anything to maintain my health”: How women aged 65-94 perceive, experience, and cope with their aging bodies. Body Image, 21, 71-80.

Pila, E., Brunet, J., Crocker, P. R. E., Kowalski, K. C., & Sabiston, C. M. (2016).  Intrapersonal characteristics of body-related guilt, shame, pride, and envy in Canadian adults.  Body Image, 16, 100-106.

Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2015).  Self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being during emotionally difficult times in sport.  Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1263-1280.

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.

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.

Mosewich, A. D., Kowalski, K. C., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Tracy, J. L. (2011). Self-compassion: A potential resource for young women athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33, 103-123.

Berry, K.-A., Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., & McHugh, T.-L. F. (2010). An empirical phenomenology of young adult women exercisers’ body self-compassion.  Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 2, 293-312.

Magnus, C. M. R., Kowalski, K. C., & McHugh, T.-L. F. (2010). The role of self-compassion in women’s self-determined motives to exercise and exercise-related outcomes. Self and Identity, 9, 363-382.