Joanne Hudson, Ph.D.
CPsychol., AFBPS, FBASES, SFHEA, HCPC Registered
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
College of Engineering
Dr. Hudson is the current Editor of the Journal of Motivation, Emotion, and Personality. As a Sport and Exercise Psychologist, her research uses reversal theory to explore a range of psychological phenomena in sport and exercise contexts. Here 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.
Mitzi Desselles, Ph.D.
Chester Ellis Endowed Professorship
Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Louisiana Tech University
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.
Stephanie Ellis, Ph.D.
Dr. Ellis has been a member of the Reversal Theory society since 2006. She has conducted 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.
Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D.
Journal Website Manager
Reversal Theory Society Secretary and Treasurer
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.
Teachers College, Columbia University
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.