Office: B.C. Matthews Hall 1052
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 33015
I enjoy being in the classroom! I take pride and enjoyment in inspiring, motivating, and helping people achieve the success they are striving to reach. I believe teachers who demonstrate a curiosity and passion about a subject area motivate students to learn and become involved in the creation of their own knowledge. One of my goals as an instructor is to develop rapport with students and teach students to become motivated, insightful, critical, and enthusiastic thinkers.
Teaching and research interests
- Sport psychology
- Applied sport psychology and mental training skills
- Sociology of physical activity and well-being
- Moral disengagement in sport
- Attitudes toward performance enhancing drug use
- Obsessive passion in sport and physical activity
- Entitlement in sport
- Parental influence of elite youth athletes
- Ego involvement
AHS 107: Sociology of Activity, Health, & Wellbeing
AHS 100: Foundations of a Healthy Lifestyle
KIN 354: Psychology of Physical Activity
KIN 453: Applied Sport Psychology
KIN 470: Senior Seminar – Contemporary Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology
KIN 471: Applied Sport Psychology Practicum
I am available to supervise Honours Thesis (KIN 431/432) projects, Directed Studies (KIN 472, KIN 433), and Supervise Mental Training Practicums (KIN 471) at the undergraduate level, as well as sit on committees at the Master’s level.
Peer reviewed journals
Wilson, A.W., Havitz, M.E., Mock, S.E., & Potwarka, L.R. (accepted) A retrospective analysis of the influence of ego involvement on running participation(s) and preference(s) for post-collegiate varsity athletes. (Leisure/Loisir).
Westlund-Stewart, N., Wilson, A.W., & Drewery, D.W. (2019 in press). Mindfulness exercises for written communication: Key issues in large classrooms. (Innovations in Education and Teaching International).
Mayers, R., Wilson, A.W., & Potwarka, L.P. (2017). Moderating effects of campus recreation participation in the relationship between grade point average and first-year student engagement: An exploratory study. Recreational Sports Journal, 41(2), 101-110.
Wilson, A.W., & Potwarka, L.R. (2015). Exploring relationships between passion and attitude toward performance enhancing drugs in Canadian collegiate sport contexts. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 8, 227-246.
Wilson, A. W., & Mock, S. E. (2013). Association of certification level and assertiveness with
accuracy of calls among ice hockey referees. International Journal of Sports Science and
Coaching, 8, 505-512.
Mock, S. E., Wilson, A. W., Smale, B. J. A., & Hilbrecht, M. (2013). The association of physically active leisure with wellbeing among diverse racial groups. Leisure/Loisir, 37, 3, 287-301.
Wilson, A.W. (2017). Mental Performance Training: For all performers – beginner to elite. Wilson Mental Performance; Kitchener, ON.
Wilson, A.W. & Bansal, A. (2018). F.A.T.E. the kind we can control. Utilizing mental performance techniques in the pursuit of everyday success. Kitchener, ON: Wilson Mental Performance.
Penhearow, S.J., Lee, J., Wilson, A.W., & Drewery, D.W. (April 2018). Exploring the Role Entitlement and Moral Disengagement Play in Self-Reported Behaviour in Recreational Sport. Paper presented at the UW Graduate Student Leisure Research Symposium. Waterloo, ON.
Lee, J., Penhearow, S.J., Wilson, A.W., & Drewery, D.W. (April 2018). Effects of anti-social behaviour and sense of belonging on attitudes of collegiate intramural athletes. Paper presented at the UW Graduate Student Leisure Research Symposium. Waterloo, ON.
Wilson, A.W., Drewery, D.W., & Westlund-Stewart, N. (April 2018). Exploring the impact of mindfulness practices on students’ writing efficacy, writing apprehension, and writing anxiety in a large first-year classroom. Paper presented at the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Waterloo, ON.
Wilson, A.W., & Drewery, D.W. (October, 2017). Passion and psychological commitment in competitive collegiate sport. Poster present at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference, St. John’s, NL. Abstract publication: Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport, 49(1), 140.
Westlund-Steward, N. & Wilson, W. (April 2017). I need at least a 90% in the course: Using mental skills training to shift students’ focus from outlines to the learning process. Workshop presented at the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Waterloo, ON.
Wilson, A.W., & Drewery, D.W. (October, 2016). The moderating effect of sex in the relationship between competitive collegiate sport participants' harmonious passion and attitudes towards performance enhancing substances. Poster presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference, Waterloo, ON. Abstract publication: Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport, 48(1), 145.
Edwards, J., Copeland, R., & Wilson, A.W. (May, 2016). Exploring the connections between grassroots football and the Canadian football league: A customer equity perspective. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management, Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.