Journal of Motivation, Emotion, and Personality

Reversal Theory Studies

Editorial Board

Mitzi Desselles, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chester Ellis Endowed Professorship
Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Louisiana Tech University
mdessell@latech.edu

Dr. Desselles has been a member of the Reversal Theory Society since 1990. She and her research team have developed a state measure administered via smartphone, and they are using a time-sampling approach to study work-life balance, team effectiveness, parapathic emotions at the movies, tolerance for deception, and the motivations of professionals employed in disturbing jobs.

Joanne Hudson, Ph.D.
CPsychol., AFBPS, FBASES, SFHEA, HCPC Registered

Associate Professor
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
College of Engineering
Swansea University
Joanne.hudson@swansea.ac.uk

Dr. Hudson is the current President of the Reversal Theory Society and as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist, her research uses reversal theory to explore a range of psychological phenomena in sport and exercise contexts. Her research makes three key contributions to the field. First, a series of robust, intellectually and methodology precise studies, largely, but not exclusively laboratory based, that have interrogated core theoretical proposals of reversal theory. These studies have been conducted within the context of sport and exercise but their conclusions extrapolate to the general tenets of the theory, and are investigated from psychophysiological perspectives, generating novel lines of enquiry in reversal theory. Second, a series of papers, including empirical studies, that present conceptual critique of reversal theory research in sport and exercise, the theory itself and its measurement tools. Third, a series of studies that integrate reversal theory with other synergistic theories and paradigms, thus presenting novel understanding across each and expanding the contribution of reversal theory within the wider field of psychological research.

Stephanie Ellis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Houston Baptist University
Licensed Psychologist
sellis@hbu.edu

Dr. Ellis has been a member of the Reversal Theory society since 2006. She has done Reversal Theory research on topics such as spirituality, academic honesty, and trauma resolution. Additionally, she currently uses Reversal Theory concepts in psychotherapy and introduces a new generation of students to the theory through teaching.

Kelli Kramer-Jackman, Ph.D., APRN, BC, RN-BC

2015_KKJ2Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Nursing
University of Kansas
k.kramer.jackman@gmail.com

Dr. Kramer-Jackman is a former Journal editor and has been a member of the Reversal Theory society since 2005. Her past work, the Online Weight and Tension Study, was with co-researcher and Reversal Theory Society member Dr. Sue Popkess-Vawter. The study focused on development of three Reversal Theory based, computerized, tension measures that assess overeating, skipped exercise, and strong feelings about self-weight with telehealth weight management patients.

Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D.

Tucker-2016Journal Website Manager
Reversal Theory Society Secretary and Treasurer
jtucker@tuckertalk.net

Dr. Tucker has been a member of the Reversal Theory Society since 2003. She serves as the Reversal Theory Society Secretary and Treasurer, and is also the website manager for the Reversal Theory Society website, a Reversal Theory Training Site, and this journal website. Dr. Tucker hosted the 2011 Reversal Theory Conference in Alexandria, VA. Link to Website.

Tom Weishaar

TomW 190x250Doctoral Student
Teachers College, Columbia University
jtw2117@columbia.edu

After a career writing about computers and personal finance, Tom Weishaar is a doctoral student in the health education program at Teachers College, Columbia University.