Presentations and Publications

ROBERT A. SWOAP, Ph.D.

Clinical, Health, and Sport Psychologist

Professor of Psychology

Warren Wilson College

Asheville, North Carolina

 

Swoap, R. (2017, March).  Merging motivational and skills training strategies for health behavior change.  Address given at the 27th annual Art and Science of Health Promotion conference, Colorado Springs.

 

Swoap, R. (2017, January).  Mindfulness practices and inclusivity in the classroom. Roundtable presented at the 39th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

 

Romeo, M. & Swoap, R. (2016, May).  Instant Recess: Effects of short bouts of exercise in the college classroom. Research presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago.

 

Swoap, R. (2016, April).  Mindful health:  The science and practice of mindfulness for optimal health and performance.  Address given at the 26th annual Art and Science of Health Promotion conference, Orlando.

 

Swoap, R. (2015, October).  Brain-behavior interactions in habit formation:  How to make change stick.  Invited talk given at the LAUNCH initiative, Warren Wilson College.

 

Swoap, R. (2015, April).  Peak performance: Four keys.  Invited address given at Mars Hill University, Psychology and Athletic Departments.

 

Swoap, R. (2015, March).  Three exercises for the mindful student.  Presentation given at the annual Mindful Campus Meeting, University of North Carolina – Asheville

 

Swoap, R. (2015, January).  Mindfulness in the classroom: Merging science and practice. Roundtable presented at the 37th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

 

Swoap, R. (2014, October 13).  Mills’ victory in 1964 Olympics still inspirational. Asheville Citizen Times (Sports section, pp. 1-2).

 

Swoap, R. (2014, March).  Achieving peak motivation for health promotion programs: Lessons from elite athletes. Address given at the 24th annual Art and Science of Health Promotion conference, Colorado Springs.

 

Swoap, R. (2014, January).  Teaching resilience: Research and applications in sport and health psychology. Roundtable presented at the 36th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

 

Mann, C., Eckstein-Jackson, L., & Swoap, R. (2014, January). When the glass is overfull: Addressing students’ preexisting attitudes through story-based, experiential techniques.  Roundtable presented at the 36th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

 

Swoap, R. (2013, June). Motivation and effective goal-pursuit: Elite athletes and self-determination. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory: Rochester, NY.

 

Swoap, R. (2013, June). Cold water queen. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, p. 13

 

Swoap, R., Ohrstrom, B., Lundquist, K., & Diamant, D. (2013, May).  Short exercise bouts in the elementary classroom improve children’s mood, behavior, and fitness.  Research poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, annual convention, Washington, D.C.

 

Swoap, R. (2012, April). What elite athletes can teach us about successful health behavior change. Invited address at the 22nd annual Art and Science of Health Promotion conference, San Diego.

 

Swoap, R. (2012, February). Helping people make and maintain changes: Lessons from sport psychology. Conversation hour led at the annual Southeastern Psychology Association conference, New Orleans.

 

Swoap, R. (2011, January). When knowledge isn’t enough: Reducing mental illness stigma in the classroom. Workshop presented at the 33rd Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

 

Roberts, L., & Swoap, R. A. (2010, May) .  Implicit perceptions of individuals with body modification.  Research poster presented at the Association of Psychological Science, annual convention, Boston, MA.

 

Swoap, R. A. (2010, March).   Promoting health in the recovery of individuals with persistent mental illness.  Research poster presented at the Art and Science of Health Promotion conference, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

 

Swoap, R. A. (2008, March). Recovery processes in serious mental illness: Community is central. Research poster presented at Southeastern Psychology Association conference, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Williams, A., Swoap, R., & Burleson, K. (2008, March). Hypercompetitiveness and disordered eating in female cross-country runners. Research poster presented at Southeastern Psychology Association conference, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Swoap, R. A. (2008, January). When Abnormal Psychology causes distress in our students. Workshop presented at the 30th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

 

Metzloff, C. & Swoap, R. (2007). A qualitative review of wilderness therapy as a treatment method for adolescent depression. Unpublished paper available on request from the second author.

 

Saville, S. & Swoap, R. (2007). Locus of control and conflict resolution: A comparison of early adolescents versus young adults. Unpublished paper available on request from the second author.

 

Swoap, R. (2007, April). Reclaiming lives: Recovery in serious mental illness. Paper presented at the Faculty Seminar, Warren Wilson College.

 

Swoap, R. A. (2006, March). The seven habits of highly effective athletes: Applying sport psychology to health promotion. Workshop (Breakout Session) given at the 16th annual Art and Science of Health Promotion conference, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Swoap, R. A. (2005, October). Personal and environmental health: The dietary connection. Invited address, Wells College, Aurora, NY.

 

Jonas, A., Swoap, R., & Knight-Oakley, M. (2004, November). Connecting youth to nature and culturally diverse communities. Workshop and research data presented at the Association for Experiential Education Annual Conference: Norfolk, Va.

 

Powell, B., Arevalo, L., Matthews-Sommer, J., & Swoap, R. (2003, March). WWC Worldwide Courses: A sampler of recent student and faculty experiences abroad. Panel Discussion presented at the ACA Internationalization Summit: Kingsport, TN.

 

Swoap, R. A. (2002, October). Battle to the top: The athlete’s guide to mental toughness. Blue Ridge Outdoors, pp. 8-9.

 

Swoap, R. A. (2000, Fall). Wellness at Warren Wilson College: An integrated approach. Heartstone, 2, 86-90.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1999). A history of Division 47: Exercise and sport psychology. In D. Dewsbury (Ed.), Unification through division: Histories of the divisions of the American Psychological Association, Vol 4, (pp. 151-173). Washington D.C.: APA.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1999, Fall). Why old Joe Camel needs Viagra: Smoking and impotence. Heartstone, 1, 48-50.

 

Swoap, R., L’Armand, C., & L’Armand, K. (1999, August). Attitudes toward others based on vegetarian vs. non-vegetarian diet. Research poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention: Boston.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1998, August). Coleman Griffith’s kick-off of applied sport psychology in America. Paper presented at the annual APA Convention: San Francisco.

 

L’Armand, K., Swoap, R., Giles, C., Nemchik, S., Organ, A., & Wright, S. (1998, June). Aggressive tendencies in contact sport and non-contact sport athletes. Research poster presented at the annual APS Convention: Washington, D.C.

 

Szczepnanski, R., Napolitano, M., Feaganes, J. R., Barefoot, J. C., Luecken, L., Swoap, R., Kuhn, C., Suarez, E., Siegler, I. C., Williams, R. B., & Blumenthal, J. A. (1997). Relation of mood ratings and neurohormonal responses during daily life in employed women. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 4, 1-16.

 

Swoap, R. A. & Blumenthal, J. A. (1996). Sport and psychology. In B. Wolman (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis. New York: Henry Holt.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1996). Sport psychology issues in youth soccer. In W. E. Garrett, D. T. Kirkendall, & S. R. Contiguglia (Eds.), The U.S. Soccer Sports Medicine Book (pp. 473-485). Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

 

Swoap, R. A., & Murphy, S. M. (1995). Eating disorders and weight management in athletes. In S. M. Murphy (Ed.), Sport Psychology Interventions (pp. 307-329). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

 

Swoap, R. A., Norvell, N. K., Graves, J. E., & Pollock, M. L. (1994). High versus moderate intensity aerobic exercise in healthy older adults: Psychological and physiological effects. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2, 293-303.

 

Murphy, S. M., Carr, C., Swoap, R. A., & Muerhoff, J. (1994). Sports mental training: Relaxation and energy management for athletes [Brochure]. Colorado Springs, CO: United States Olympic Training Center, Sports Science Division.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1994, June). Sport psychology issues in youth soccer. Invited address given at the United States Soccer Symposium on the Sports Medicine of Soccer: Orlando.

 

Swoap, R. A., Suarez, E., Blumenthal, J. A., Barefoot, J., Siegler, I., & Williams, R. B. (1994, April). Patterns of daily stress and emotional responding in a sample of working women. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting: Boston.

 

Suarez, E., Luecken, L., Kuhn, C., Schanberg, S., Siegler, I., Stallone, L., Swoap, R. A., Zimmerman, E., & Williams, R. (1994, April). Race-related differences in excretion rates of urinary cortisol in working women: Evidence for lower cortisol excretion in blacks. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting: Boston.

 

Swoap, R. A., & Blumenthal, J. A. (1993). The modification of Type A behavior pattern and exercise. Journal of Type A Behavior Pattern, 4, 3-10.

 

Swoap, R. A., Shaw, D. L., & Pellegrin, K. L. (1993, March) Gender differences, body composition, and body satisfaction. Research poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting: San Francisco.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1992). The effects of anxiety on swimming performance. Dissertation at the University of Florida. Manuscript available at http://archive.org/details/effectsofanxiety00swoa

 

Murphy, S., Carr, C., & Swoap, R. A. (1991, October). A model program for consultation and intervention with elite athletes. Workshop presented at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference: Savannah, GA.

 

Swoap, R. A., Norvell, N. K. & Martin, D. (1990, August). Psychological and physiological benefits of aerobic exercise in a sedentary population. Research poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference: Boston.

 

Norvell, N. K., Swoap, R. A., Hagberg, J. M., Graves, J. E., Pollock, M. L., & West, R. L. (1989, April). Cardiovascular and psychological benefits of exercise training in older adults. Research poster presented at the 10th Annual Scientific Sessions – Society of Behavioral Medicine: San Francisco.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1988, June). The psychological benefits of exercise: A critical review. Paper presented at the Florida Psychological Association Meeting: Key West, FL.

 

Swoap, R. A. (1987, November). Quality of life in patients with congestive heart failure. Study of Left Ventricular Dysfunction Newsletter (available from the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Gainesville, FL).

 

Professional memberships

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Southeastern Psychological Association