David Scott

Associate Professor


Kinesiology, Faculty of

KIN 317


1 506 447 3311

Research interests

  • psychological strategies for enhancing sport performance
  • physical activity and psychological well being
  • behaviour modification in sport and exercise


Dr. David Scott did his undergraduate work at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he graduated with a degree in Sport Science and with a teaching certificate. He then completed an MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology, an MA in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Victoria.

His research focuses primarily on behaviour change and performance enhancement in sport and on the psychological benefits of sport and exercise. In the past three years he has published 15 articles and abstracts in sport psychology and psychology journals as well as giving 30 national and international conference presentations.


Kemp, D. R., & Scott, D. (2001). Skill as a determinant of peak moments in sport. Avante, 7, 1-8.

Scott, D. & Scott, L. M., (2001). The use of single subject designs in the enhancement of sport performance. Proceedings of the Xth World Sport Psychology Congress, 4, 128-130.

Hamilton, R. A., Scott, D. & Hrizo L. E., (2001). The sporting worlds' expectations of female figure skaters: Their means of influence and how it affects skaters perceptions of themselves. Proceedings of the Xth World Sport Psychology Congress, 3, 75-77.

MacDougall, M., Scott, D. Cormier, T., LeBlanc, J., & MacFarlane, G. (2001). Using a single subject multiple baseline design to evaluate the effectiveness of a mental skill package. Proceedings of the Xth World Sport Psychology, 4, 105-107.

Montelpare, W. J., Scott, D., & Pelino, M. (2000). Tracking the relative age effect across amateur and professional ice hockey leagues. Safety in ice hockey: Vol. 3, American Society for Testing and Materials.

Scott, L. M., Scott, D., Bedic, S., Dowd, J. (1999). Effect of associative and dissociative strategies on rowing ergometer performance: A single-subject approach. The Sport Psychologist, March 1999.

Scott, D., & Goldwater, B. (1998). Increasing attendance at sport training sessions. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 87, 515-518.

Scott, D., Scott, L. M., & Howe, B. L. (1998). Training anticipation for intermediate tennis players. Behavior Modification, 22, 243-262.

Scott, D., & Jarrett, C. (1998). A psychophysiological intervention in athletic injury rehabilitation: A case study. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 10, S139. Inman, W., & Scott, D. (1998). The effects of social support on exercise adherence. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 10, S151.

Scott, D., Scott, L. M., & Goldwater, B. (1997). A performance improvement program for an international level track and field athlete. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 573-575.

Scott, D., Montelpare, W. J., & French, M. (1997). Motives for participation in representative and house league hockey. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 9, S152.

McNamee, J., Scott, L. M., & Scott, D. (1997). The making of a .300 hitter: Developing anticipation in baseball. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 9, S129.