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Dr. Lindsay Ross-Stewart
Assistant Professor


Education: Ph.D. in Psychology                                                                   
University of North Dakota

Sport and Exercise Psychology


VC, Room 2606

Ross-Stewart bio

About Dr. Ross-Stewart

Dr. Ross-Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education and is the Program Co coordinator for the exercise and sport psychology graduate program. Dr. Ross-Stewart obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of North Dakota, her M.S in Kinesiology from the University of North Dakota, and her B.A. in Psychology from Mount Allison University. 

Dr. Ross-Stewart’s research is grounded in Albert Bandura’s Self Efficacy Concept and its role in behavior change. Of particular interest to Dr. Ross-Stewart is how efficacy effects exercise behavior and sport performance. Dr. Ross-Stewart’s research has been published in numerous journals including, The Sport Psychologist, Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical ActivityInternational Journal of Coaching Science, and the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.

Dr. Ross-Stewart teaches courses in sport sociology, rehab and health psychology, exercise psychology, human development, and sport psychology at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Dr. Ross-Stewart is also the sport psychologist for the SIUE Cougars.

Representative Publications:

  1. J., Madeira, J., Dias, C., Ross-Stewart, L., Corte-Real, N., & Fonseca, A.M. (2015) The use of imagery by Portuguese soccer goalkeepers." Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 10
  2. Ross-Stewart, L., Short, S.E., & Kelling, M. (2014). Characteristics affecting how college basketball coaches advise their athletes to use imagery. International Journal of Coaching Science, 8, 31-51.
  3. Ross-Stewart, L., Short, S.E., Terrance, C.A (2010). A narrative review of the relationships among imagery, exercise, and self-efficacy. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 5,
  4. Ross-Stewart, L., & Short, S.E. (2009). The frequency and perceived effectiveness of imagery used to build, maintain, and regain confidence. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 21, S34-S47
  5. Short, S.E., & Ross-Stewart, L. (2008). A review of self-efficacy based interventions. In S. Mellalieu & S. Hanton (Eds.) Applied Sport Psychology Advances: A Review. London, UK: Routledge.
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