Maureen R. Weiss
Maureen R. Weiss is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology, and Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Child Development, at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN; USA. Her research is focused on the psychological, social, and physical development of children and adolescents through participation in sport and physical activity, with interests in self-perceptions, motivation, moral development, and social relationships.
Professor Weiss received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Kinesiology and Psychology, and a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her Ph.D. in Kinesiology was obtained at Michigan State University, where she served as a research assistant and clinician with the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports.
Weiss has published over 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She has also edited or co-edited 4 books on youth sport and physical activity. For her contributions to the area of youth development through physical activity, Weiss was the recipient of the 2014 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board’s Honor Award.
She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and served as President in 2010-2011. She has also served as President of four other international and national professional organizations—North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (2005-2006), Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2002-2003), Association for Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (1996-1997), and Sport Psychology Academy of AAHPERD (1988-1991). She also served as Chair and Member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Science Board (2005-2008).
Weiss served as Editor of Kinesiology Review (2014-2018), of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (1993-1996), Associate Editor of Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (1998-2005), and Psychology Section Editor of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (1990-1993). She serves on several Editorial Boards and reviews for many Kinesiology and Psychology journals.