Over the past decade, researchers have faced increasing pressure to bridge the gap between the generation of new knowledge and the translation of that knowledge into applications and products that can benefit society. SCI Action Canada is an example of a community-university partnership approach to bridging the research generation-knowledge translation gap. It is an alliance of 30 community-based organizations and university-based researchers working together to increase physical activity participation among people living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). This paper provides an overview of activities undertaken by SCI Action Canada, presented within the framework of key principles of effective knowledge translation. Recommendations are made for the cultivation of successful community-university partnerships to develop, evaluate, and implement physical activity innovations.
Acting as a liaison between a university’s counseling and psychological services and intercollegiate athletics department is an emerging alternative career path in professional psychology. This article details how a psychologist-sport psychologist liaison role can provide both psychological counseling and sport psychology consulting in a university setting. In addition, the author outlines the mission and goals of such a position, the departments within which this work is carried out, how psychology and applied sport psychology services are conceptualized and integrated, and the responsibilities and service duties of a counseling psychologist and sport psychologist to university student-athletes, coaches, and staff. It is hoped that illustrating this relationship between university counseling and psychological services and athletic departments will demonstrate how campus resources can be employed to assist student-athletes with performance enhancement, personal enrichment, and life skills development. In addition, the author offers examples of ways that athletic coaching, administration, and program development can be enhanced through cultivation of positive relationships between university counseling and psychological services, and intercollegiate athletic departments.
number of research hubs in the United States, Europe, and China ( Shusterman, 2018–2019 ). Somaesthetics can be briefly defined as the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the experience and use of the living body (or soma) as the site of sensory appreciation (aesthesis) and performative and
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gratitude within the sport context, particularly considering for whom gratitude interventions are most appropriate and effective. Considering the personal (e.g., demographic) and environmental (e.g., contextual) factors involved in gratitude cultivation and expression is important to understand where
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literature has demonstrated numerous mental and physical health benefits derived from gratitude, as well as through the intentional cultivation of gratefulness through applied interventions ( Bono, Krakauer, & Froh, 2015 ; Wood, Froh, & Geraghty, 2010 ). Supplemental interventions such as writing a
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assessing teaching effectiveness or experiences of part-time faculty within higher education ( Kimmel & Fairchild, 2017 ). Santisteban and Egues ( 2014 ) addressed the “cultivation” of adjunct faculty toward effective teaching yet, in a very narrow framework of Nursing Education, focused on orientation and
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) provide a suitable framework for describing the cultivation of anxiety. The AGT is a dominant social-cognitive theory that attempts to understand human behavior. In AGT, Nicholls ( 1984 ) posited that people enter achievement situations with the goal of demonstrating their competence through one of two
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& Fuerst, 2013 ). Qi gong is an umbrella term for ancient Chinese traditional practices of self-cultivation and energy preservation ( Acton, 2009 ). Qi can be translated as “vital energy,” “breath,” or “spirit” ( Wayne & Fuerst, 2013 ). Qi gong is thus energy work, whereby practitioners seek to cultivate
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necessarily imply a resolute cultivation of the inner moral-aesthetic compound of sport. In a sense, they emerge from and return to it. Each of the six kinds of value highlights a way that makes a life committed to athletic excellence or the pursuit of optimal athletic performance worth partaking in. Such a