|Department(s)||Applied Human Sciences|
|Building||Health Sciences Building 326|
B.A., Bishop’s; M.A., Queen’s; Ph.D., Queen’s
Dr. MacDonald is a sport psychologist whose interests lie in the development of youth in sport.
My main research interests focus on the development of youth through sport. More specifically, I am interested in how we can use sport as a vehicle to teach children positive skills and values (such as responsibility, initiative, confidence) they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. Additional lines of research examine expert athlete development through environmental (i.e., city size of birth) and individual (i.e., coaching) factors. Finally, I have a strong interest in research methods and statistical analyses which have lead to research on instrument development and validation.
- Birthdate and birthplace effects on expertise attainment
- The influence of driving status on transportation challenges experienced by older adults
- Understanding sources of knowledge for coaches of athletes with intellectual disabilities [Early view]
- A qualitative investigation of exercising with MS and the impact on the spousal relationship
- Systematic review of standing and treadmill desks in the workplace
- Positive youth development
- Development of expertise in athletes Coaching
GrantsScore! Using technology to design and deliver positive youth sport programs
- New Scholars Grant
- University of Prince Edward Island