Smith, A.L. (2019). A case for peer-focused efforts to understand and promote physical activity in young people. Kinesiology Review, 8, 32-39.

Delli Paoli, A.G., Smith, A.L., & Pontifex, M.B. (2017). Does walking mitigate affective and cognitive responses to social exclusion? Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 39, 97-108.

Smith, A.L., Troped, P.J., McDonough, M.H., & DeFreese, J.D. (2015). Youth perceptions of how neighborhood physical environment and peers affect physical activity: A focus group study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 :80.

Smith, A.L., Gustafsson, H., & Hassmen, P. (2010). Peer motivational climate and burnout perceptions of adolescent athletes. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 11, 453-460.

Smith, A.L., Ullrich-French, S., Walker, E. & Hurley, K.S. (2006). Peer relationship profiles and motivation in youth sport. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 28, 362-382.

Smith, A.L. (2003). Peer relationships in physical activity contexts: A road less traveled in youth sport and exercise psychology research. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 4, 25-39.

Smith, A.L. (1999). Perceptions of peer relationships and physical activity participation in early adolescence. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 21, 329-350.


Dorsch, T.E., Smith, A.L., Coakley, J., Wagstaff, C.R.D., Warner, S., & King, M.Q. (in press). Toward an integrated understanding of the youth sport system. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Smith, A.L., & Ullrich-French, S. (2020). Peers and the sport experience. In G. Tenenbaum & R.C. Eklund (Eds.), Handbook of sport Psychology (4th ed., pp. 410-428). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

Smith, A.L., Erikson, K., & Malete, L. (2019). Advancing youth sport scholarship: Selected directions and considerations. Kinesiology Review, 8, 269-277.

Blazo, J.A., & Smith, A.L. (2018). A systematic review of siblings and physical activity experiences. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11, 122-159.

Dorsch, T.E., Smith, A.L., Wilson, S.R., & McDonough, M.H. (2015). Parent goals and verbal sideline behavior in organized youth sport. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 4,. 19-35.

Smith, A.L., Dorsch, T.E., & Monsma, E.V. (2012). Developmentally informed measurement in sport and exercise psychology research. In G. Tenenbaum, R.C. Eklund, & A. Kamata (Eds.), Measurement in sport and exercise psychology (pp. 131-141). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Ullrich-French, S., McDonough, M.H., & Smith, A.L. (2012). Social connection and psychological outcomes in a physical-activity based youth development setting. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83, 431-441.

Corrion, K., Long, T., Smith, A.L., & d'Arripe-Longueville, F. (2009). "It's not my fault; It's not serious": Athlete accounts of moral disengagement in competitive sport. The Sport Psychologist, 23, 388-404.


Madigan, D., Gustafsson, H., Smith, A.L., Raedeke, T., & Hill, A. (2019). The BASES expert statement on burnout in sport. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 61, 6-7.

Pacewicz, C.E., Mellano, K.T., Smith, A.L. (2019). A meta-analytic review of the relationship between social constructs and athlete burnout. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 43, 155-164.

Smith, A.L., Pacewicz, C.E., & Raedeke, T.D. (2019). Athlete burnout in competitive sport. In T.S. Horn & A.L. Smith (Eds.), Advances in sport and exercise psychology (4th ed., pp. 409-424). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

DeFreese, J.D., & Smith, A.L. (2014). Athlete social support, negative social interactions and psychological health across a competitive sport season. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, 619-630.

DeFreese, J.D., & Smith, A.L. (2013). Areas of worklife and the athlete burnout-engagement relationship. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25, 180-196.

DeFreese, J.D., & Smith, A.L. (2013). Teammate social support, burnout, and self-determined motivation in collegiate athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14, 258-265.

Black, J.M., & Smith, A.L. (2007). An examination of Coakley's perspective on identity, control, and burnout among adolescent athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38, 417-436.

Raedeke, T.D., & Smith, A.L. (2001). Development and preliminary validation of an athlete burnout measure. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 23, 281-306.


Brassell, A.A., Shoulberg, E.K., Pontifex, M.B., Delli Paoli, A.G., Smith, A.L., & Hoza, B. (2017). Aerobic fitness and inhibition in young children: Moderating roles of ADHD status and age. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46, 646-652.

Hoza, B., Smith, A.L., Shoulberg, E.K., Linnea, K.S., Dorsch, T.E., Blazo, J.A., Alerding, C.M., & McCabe, G.P. (2015). A randomized trial examining the effects of aerobic physical activity on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 655-667.

Pontifex, M.B., Fine, J.G., da Cruz, K., Parks, A.C., & Smith, A.L. (2014). The role of physical activity in reducing barriers to learning in children with developmental disorders. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79 (4), 93-118.

Smith, A.L., Hoza, B., Linnea, K., McQuade, J., Tomb, M., Vaughn, A.J., Shoulberg, E.K., & Hook, H. (2013). Pilot physical activity intervention reduces severity of ADHD symptoms in young children. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17, 70-82.

Zelaznik, H.N., Vaughn, A.J., Green, J.T., Smith, A.L., Hoza, B., & Linnea, K. (2012). Timing deficits in children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Human Movement Science, 31, 255-265.


Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Horn, T. S. & Smith, A. L. (2019). Advances in sport and exercise psychology (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Top international scholars offer advanced students a thorough examination and critical analysis of the sport and exercise psychology knowledge base, setting the stage for the next wave of advancements in the field.





Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Challenges and Solutions

Smith, A. L. & Biddle, S. J. H. (2008). Youth physical activity and sedentary behavior: Challenges and solutions. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Drawing on the contributions of a diverse group of international experts and a multidisciplinary approach, this reference challenges professionals, researchers, and students to implement new solutions and further their research in youth inactivity.
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