Jenna Gilchrist, Ph.D. conducts research on the regulatory function of emotions, specifically self-conscious emotions, in sport and exercise contexts. Jenna also examines health behaviors among breast cancer survivors as well as the behavioral and psychosocial factors related to skin cancer prevention. She earned her PhD in 2018 from the University of Toronto (advisor: Dr. Catherine Sabiston). Her dissertation examined the role of pride in regulating sport and exercise behavior. Dr. Gilchrist plans to seek a tenure-track faculty position in the United States or Canada.
Graduate Research Assistants
Ashley B. Sanders received her BS and MS in Exercise Science from Colorado State University, where she studied low-dose interventions targeting physical activity maintenance in pre-diabetics. She is now in her second year of the Kinesiology doctoral program and in her second year with the Motivation Lab. Ashley recently received a two year fellowship through NIDA which allows her to research the relationship between physical activity and substance use in single vs polysubstance using college students. In her free time she hikes, trains for half marathons and enjoys cheering on the Nittany Lions football team.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
K Awardees (Mentoring Team)
Penn State Partners
Recent Lab Alumni
- Amanda Rebar, Ph.D. - Senior Lecturer, Central Queensland University (Australia)
- Jaclyn P. Maher, PhD. - Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Chih-Hsiang (Jason) Yang, Ph.D. - postdoctoral fellow, University of Southern California
- Ian Kim, MFA - doctoral student, University of Southern California