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Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

Tucker Readdy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Exercise and Sport Psychology

tucker.readdy@uwyo.edu • (307) 766-2354 • Corbett Building 105 

Tucker Readdy

BACKGROUND

Dr. Readdy joined the University of Wyoming in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University in 2009. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Tucker earned his B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. at San Diego State University.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Exercise and Sport Science (emphasis in Exercise and Sport Psychology), Oregon State University (2009)

M.A., Physical Education (emphasis in Sport Psychology), San Diego State University (2004)

B.A., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley (2000) 

RESEARCH INTERESTS & SERVICE

Before joining the University of Wyoming, Dr. Readdy’s research was primarily focused on the relationship between exercise and mental health, including publications related to muscle dysmorphia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the popular television show The Biggest Loser. Since then, Tucker has developed a line of inquiry centered on the psychological and sociological experiences of coaches and athletes within the collegiate sport context. He is particularly interested in the synergy between the scholarship related to self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2985, 2000), coaching pathos and orchestration (Jones & Wallace, 2005) and reflexive practice (Gilbert & Trudel, 2001). To advance his interests, Dr. Readdy has provided sport psychology consulting services to a number of athletes, coaches, and sport teams at UW, including current engagements with men’s basketball and volleyball as well as previous work with football, tennis, and women’s golf.

In addition to his research, Tucker has served on multiple committees within Kinesiology and Health and is the current Graduate Program Coordinator. At the university level, Dr. Readdy acted as Chair of the Faculty Senate for the 2015-2016 academic year and has been the K&H representative to the Senate for the last five years.

TEACHING

  • KIN 1040 Contemporary Topics in North American Sport
  • KIN 3037/5537 Sport Psychology
  • KIN 3038/5538 Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 5035 Sport Sociology
  • KIN 5085 Research Methods 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Tucker has been a continuous member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) since 2004, and was elected to serve as the Student Representative (along with Dr. Todd Gilson) for the AASP Executive Board in 2007-2008. He has also been a non-continuous member of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) since 2007.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Readdy, T., & Wallhead, T.  Anti-fat bias of pre-service physical education teachers.  Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 5/11-8/12 ( $7,480)

Readdy, T.  Student-athletes’ perceptions of an extrinsic reward program: An exploration of self-determination theory in the context of college football. University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Research Committee, 4/11-5/12 ($7,471) 

PUBLICATIONS

Readdy, T., Zakrajsek, R.A., Raabe, J. (in press, November 2015). Real-world experiences of the coaching pathos: Orchestration of American collegiate sport. The Sport Psychologist.

Raabe, J., Zakrajsek, R., & Readdy, T. (in press, October 2015). Teammate influence on collegiate swimmers’ basic psychological need satisfaction: A qualitative perspective. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.

Readdy, T. & Wallhead, T. (in press, December 2014). Manifestation of anti-fat bias in pre-service physical education teachers. The Physical Educator.

Raabe, J., & Readdy, T. (in press, November 2015). A qualitative investigation of need fulfillment and motivational profiles in collegiate cheerleading. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 87, 78-88.

Kirby, S., Byra, M., Readdy, T., & Wallhead, T. (2015). The effect of the practice and inclusion teaching styles on basic psychological needs satisfaction and self-determined motivation. European Physical Education Review, 21, 521-540.

Long, N., Readdy, T., & Raabe, J. (2014). What motivates firefighters to exercise? A mixed-methods investigation of self-determination theory constructs and exercise behavior. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3, 203-218.

Tyser, J., Scott, W.D., Readdy, T., & McCrea, S.M. (2014). The role of goal representations, cultural identity, and dispositional optimism in the depressive experiences of American Indian youth from a northern plains tribe. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 329-342.

Readdy, T., Raabe, J., & Harding, J. (2014). Student-athlete perceptions of an extrinsic reward system: An exploration of self-determination theory in the context of college football. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26, 157-171.

Woekel, E., Ebbeck, V., Concepcion, R.Y., Readdy, T., Li, K.-K., & Cardinal, B.J. (in press). Physical activity, nutrition, and self-perception changes related to a university “Lifetime Fitness for Health” curriculum. The Physical Educator.

Readdy, T., & Ebbeck, V. (2013). Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and their correlates in community-based exercisers. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14, 316-322.

Readdy, T. & Ebbeck, V. (2012). Weighing in on NBC’s Biggest Loser: Governmentality an self-concept on the scale. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83, 579-586.

Li, K.-K., Concepcion, R. Y., Lee, H., Cardinal, B. J., Ebbeck, V., Woekel, E., & Readdy, R. T. (2012). An examination of gender differences in relation to the eating habits and nutrient intakes of university students. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44, 246-250.

Readdy, R.T., Watkins, P.L., & Cardinal, B.J. (2011). Muscle dysmorphia, gender role stress, and floricultural influences: An exploratory study. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Levy, S.S., & Readdy, R.T. (2009). Reliability of the international physical activity questionnaire in research settings: Past 7-day self-administered long form. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 13, 191-205. 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Readdy, T., & Raabe, J., (2015). A qualitative investigation of need fulfillment and motivational profiles in collegiate cheerleading. Poster presentation at the 30th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Indianapolis, IN.

Zakrajsek, R.A., Raabe, J., Readdy, T., Julbert, M., & Baker, A., (2015). Pathos and orchestration in elite sport: The experiences of NCAA DI athletes. Poster presentation at the 30th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Indianapolis, IN.

Raabe, J, Zakrajsek, R.A., Bass, A.D., & Readdy, T. (2015). A revolving door: Release from professional baseball and the role of self-determination. Oral paper presented at the 30th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Indianapolis, IN.

Readdy, T., Zakrajsek, R.A., Raabe, J., & King, S., (October,2014). Real-world experiences of the coaching pathos: Orchestration of elite sport. Oral paper presented at the 29th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

King, S. & Readdy, T. (October, 2014). Athlete and coach perceptions of basic psychological needs fulfillment: A qualitative exploration of self-determination theory. Oral paper presented at the 29th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Raabe, J., Zakrajsek, R.A., Readdy, T., Bass, A., & Julbert, M., (October, 2014). The influence of teammates on collegiate swimmers’ perceptions of their basic psychological needs: An investigation into effective team environments. Poster presentation at the 29th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Zakrajsek, R.A., Readdy, T., & Raabe, J., (April, 2014). Coaching strategies for enhancing self-determined motivation, enjoyment, and success. Workshop presented at the annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Readdy, T., & Wallhead, T. (April, 2014). Anti-fat bias of pre-service physical education teachers. Oral paper presented at the annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Readdy, T., & Raabe, J. (2013). Student-athletes’ perceptions of an extrinsic reward program: An exploration of self-determination theory in the context of college football. Poster presentation at the 27th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, New Orleans, LA, October 2-5, 2013.

Kirby, S., Byra, M., Readdy, T., & Wallhead, T. (2013). Practice and inclusion styles of teaching: Self-determined motivation and needs satisfaction. Oral paper presented at the AIESEP International Congress – Physical Education and Sport: Challenging the Future, Warsaw, Poland, June 2013.

Kirby, S., Byra, M., Wallhead, T., & Readdy, T. (2013). Students’ perceptions of the practice and inclusion styles of teaching. Oral paper presented at the AIESEP International Congress – Physical Education and Sport: Challenging the Future, Warsaw, Poland, June 2013.

Readdy, T. & Raabe, J. (2012). Exploring effective coaching: The use of autonomy-support in college football.  Poster presentation at the 26th annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Atlanta, GA, October 3-6, 2012.

Readdy, T. & Wallhead, T. (2011). Applying the coach-athlete relationship model: College football coaches’ interpretation and utilization of a self-determination theory workshop. Oral presentation at the 26th Annual Conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 20-24, 2011.

Bryant, C., Readdy, T., Putnam, D., Pinkerton, P., & Schary, D. (2011, March). Growth culture: How to successfully build an athlete’s motivation.  Panel presentation at the 2011 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, San Diego, California, March 30 - April 2, 2011.

Readdy, T., & Ebbeck, V. (2010). Weighing in on NBC’s Biggest Loser: Surveillance Medicine, self-concept, and gender on the scale. Oral presentation at the 25th annual conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Providence, Rhode Island, October 27-23, 2010.

Readdy, R.T., Woekel, E.D., Lee, H., Li, K.-K., Conception, R., Ebbeck, V., & Cardinal, B.J. (2009) Awareness and behavior change: A qualitative inquiry into the short-term and long-term benefits of a lifetime fitness curricula. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Salt Lake Cit, Utah, September 15-18, 2009.

Readdy, R.T., Ebbeck, V., & Rushing, C. (2009). Making easy adjustments: Giving voice to community-based exercisers with elevated obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 15-18, 2009.

Readdy, R.T., Ebbeck, V., & Rushing, C. (2008). Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and their correlates in community-based exercisers. Poster presented at the 23rd annual conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, St. Louis, Missouri, September 24-27, 2008.

Li, K.K. & Readdy, R.T. (2007). Longitudinal analysis of state-level influences on United States' obesity rates. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Baltimore, Maryland, March 13-17, 2007.

Readdy, R.T., Cardinal, B.J., & Watkins, P.L. (2006). Muscle dysmporphia, gender role stress, and sociocultural influences: An exploratory study. Poster presentation at the 21st annual conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Miami, Florida, September 27-30, 2006.

Marshall, S.J. & Readdy, R.T. (2005) The development of an electronic diary to collect in-situ data about sedentary behavior and eating. Poster presented at the fourth annual conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 16-18, 2005.

Readdy, R.T. & Levy, S.S. (2004).  Possible selves and exercise behavior.  Poster presentation at the 19th annual conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 29-October 2, 2004.

Levy, S.S. & Readdy, R.T. (2004). Reliability of the International Physical Activity  Questionnaire: Past 7-day self-administered long version designed for research  settings. Paper presented at the 2004 American Alliance of Health, Physical  Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention, New Orleans, LA.


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