Curt Lox

Dean | Professor

Brooks College of Health Administration | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Psychology of Exercise, Sport, Rehabilitation, and Health

Sociology of Sport


PhD - University of Illinois

MS - Miami University

BS - University of California, Riverside


Publications & Presentations

Lox, C.L., Martin, K.A., & Petruzzello, S.J. (2014). The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice, 4th ed. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers.

LeCheminant, J.D., Lox, C.L., Smith, J.D., Kirk, E., Heden, T., & Covington, K. (2011). Evaluation of a university-based, community outreach weight management program. Population Health Management, 14, 167-173.

Heden, T., Lox, C., Rose, P., Reid, S., & Kirk, E.P. (2011). One-set resistance training elevates energy expenditure for 72 h similar to three sets. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111, 477-484.

Horn, T.S., Lox, C.L., & Labrador, F. (2009). The self-fulfilling prophecy theory: When coaches' expectations become reality. In J.M. Williams (Ed.), Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance, 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Cluphf, D.J. & Lox, C. L. (2009). Journals and program assessment. Assessment Update, 21, 5-7.

Hackbart, S.J., LeCheminant, J.D., Smith, J.D., & Lox, C.L. (2009). The influence of an environmental cue and exercise on food consumption in college students. International Journal of Exercise Science, 2, 94-105.

Driver, S. & Lox, C.L. (2007). Establishing the reliability and validity of a measure of measure of mood for adults with brain injuries. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 25, 10-21.

Driver, S., Rees, K., O'Connor, J., & Lox, C. (2006). Aquatics, health-promoting self-care behaviors and adults with brain injuries. Brain Injury, 20, 133-141.

Cluphf, D.J., Schroeder, C., & Lox, C.L. (2004). A pilot study on the effect of involvement in physical education class on the affective states of at-risk middle-school students. Illinois Schools Journal, 83, 77-82.

Driver, S., O’Connor, J., Lox, C., & Rees, K. (2004). Evaluation of an aquatics program on fitness parameters of individuals with a brain injury. Brain Injury, 18, 847-859.

Driver, S., Lox, C., O’Connor, J., & Rees, K. (2003). Effect of an aquatic program on psycho/social experiences of individuals with brain injuries: A pilot study. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 21, 22-31.

McLane, S.L., Lox, C.L., Butki, B., & Stern, L. (2003). An investigation of the relation between religion and exercise motivation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 97, 1043-1048.

Pellett, T .L. & Lox, C. (2000). Skills, Drills, & Strategies for Volleyball. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers

Lox, C.L., Jackson, S., Tuholski, S., Wasley, D., & Treasure, D.C. (2000). Revisiting the measurement of exercise-induced feeling states: The Physical Activity Affect Scale (PAAS). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 4, 79-95.

Lox, C.L. & Treasure, D.C. (2000). Changes in feeling states following aquatic exercise during pregnancy. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 518-527.

Lox, C.L., Burns, S.P., Treasure, D.C., & Wasley, D.A. (1999). Physical and psychological predictors of exercise dosage in healthy adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 31, 1060-1064.

Lox, C.L. & Freehill, A.J. (1999). The impact of pulmonary rehabilitation on self- efficacy, quality of life, and exercise tolerance. Rehabilitation Psychology, 44, 1-14.

Kosiek, R.M., Szymanski, L.M., Lox, C.L., Kelley, G., & Macfarlane, P.A. (1999). Self-regulation of exercise intensity in cardiac rehabilitation participants. Sports Medicine, Training, and Rehabilitation, 8, 359-368.

Treasure, D.C., Lox, C.L., & Lawton, B. (1998). Determinants of physical activity in a sedentary, obese female population. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 20, 218-224.

Pellett, T.L. & Lox, C.L. (1998). Tennis racket head-size comparisons and their effect on beginning college players' achievement and self-efficacy. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 17, 453-467.

Lox, C.L., Osborn, M.C., & Pellett, T.L. (1998). Body image and affective experiences of subjectively underweight females: Implications for exercise behavior. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 3, 110-118.

Wasley, D. & Lox, C.L. (1998). Self-esteem and coping responses of athletes with acute versus chronic injuries. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 86, 1402.

Pellett, T.L. & Lox, C.L. (1997). Tennis racket length comparisons and their effect on beginning college players' playing success and achievement. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 16, 490-499.

Treasure, D.C. & Lox, C.L. (1997). Determinants of physical activity behavior in African-American Head Start employees. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 24, 1-6.

Lox, C.L., McAuley, E., & Tucker, R.S. (1996). Physical training effects on acute exercise-induced feeling states in HIV-1-positive individuals. Journal of Health Psychology, 1, 235-240.

Lox, C.L., McAuley, E., & Tucker, R.S. (1996). Aerobic and resistance exercise training effects on body composition, muscular strength, and cardiovascular fitness in an HIV-1 population. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 3, 55-69.

Treasure, D.C., Monson, J., & Lox, C.L. (1996). Relationship between self-efficacy, wrestling performance, and affect prior to competition. The Sport Psychologist, 10, 73-83.

McAuley, E., Bane, S.M., Rudolph, D.L., & Lox, C.L. (1995). Physique anxiety and exercise in middle-aged adults. Journal of Gerontology, 50B, 229-235.

Tate, A.K., Petruzzello, S.J., & Lox, C.L. (1995). Examination of the relationship between self-efficacy and affect at varying levels of aerobic exercise intensity. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25, 1922-1936.

Lox, C.L., McAuley, E., & Tucker, R.S. (1995). Exercise as an intervention for enhancing subjective well-being in an HIV-1 population. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17, 345-362.

Lox, C.L. & Rudolph, D.L. (1994). The Subjective Exercise Experiences Scale (SEES): Factorial validity and effects of acute exercise. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9, 837-844.

McAuley, E., Lox, C., Rudolph, D., & Travis, A. (1994). Self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation in exercising older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 13, 355-370.

McAuley, E., Courneya, K., Rudolph, D., & Lox, C. (1994). Enhancing exercise adherence in middle-aged males and females. Preventive Medicine, 23, 498-506.

McAuley, E., Lox, C., & Duncan, T.E. (1993). Long-term maintenance of exercise, self-efficacy, and physiological change in older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 48, P218-P224.     

Wong, E., Lox, C., & Clark, S. (1993). Relation between sports context, competitive trait anxiety, perceived ability, and self-presentation confidence. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 847-850.

Lox, C.L. (1992). The role of perceived threat as a cognitive component of state anxiety and confidence. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 75, 1092-1094.

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