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Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2830
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Bryan Blissmer, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Physical Education & Exercise Science, URI
  • Phone: 401.874.5435
  • Email: blissmer@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: Independence Square, Room 209


Bryan Blissmer is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education & Exercise Science at URI.

He received his B.S. in Kinesiology (1996) from the University of Illinois, his M.S. in Health Appraisal and Enhancement from Miami (Ohio) University (1997), and his Ph.D. in Kinesiology focusing on Exercise Psychology from the University of Illinois (2000).


His research interests are centered around exercise psychology, focusing on both the determinants and consequences of engaging in regular physical activity. Specifically, he is interested in the optimal delivery of physical activity interventions based upon the integration of the transtheoretical model with relevant social cognitive theory models. He is also interested in the effects that engaging in regular activity has on psychological well-being, particularly within an elderly population.

He has coauthored several articles and chapters in the area of exercise psychology.


McAuley, E., Blissmer, B., Marquez, D., Jerome, G., Kramer, A. & Katula, J. (in press). Social relations, physical activity and well-being in older adults.

McAuley, E., Blissmer, B., & Marquez, D.X. (in press). Self-Efficacy: Antecedents and Outcomes of Physical Activity. To appear in F. Cury and P. Sarrazin (Eds.) Advances in Motivation Theories in Sport. Paris, France: French University Press

McAuley, E., & Blissmer, B. (in press). Self-Efficacy and Attributional Processes in Physical Activity. To appear in T.S. Horn (Ed.), Advances in Sport Psychology 2nd Edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

McAuley, E., Blissmer, B., Katula, J., Mihalko, S. L., & Duncan, T. E. (2000). Physical activity, self-esteem, and self-efficacy relationships in older adults: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 131-139.

McAuley, E., & Blissmer, B. (2000). Social cognitive determinants and consequences of physical activity. Exercise and Sports Science Reviews, 21, 85-88.

McAuley, E., Katula, J.A., Blissmer, B., & Duncan, T.E. (1999). Exercise environment, self-efficacy, and affective responses to acute exercise in older adults. Psychology and Health: An International Journal, 15, 1-15.

McAuley, E., Katula, J., Mihalko, S., Blissmer, B., Duncan, T., Peña, M., & Dunn, E. (1999). Mode of physical activity differentially influence self-efficacy in older adults: A latent growth curve analysis. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 54B, P283-P292.


Ingham, A.G., Blissmer, B.J., & Davidson, K.W. (1999). The expendable prolympic self: Going beyond the boundaries of the sociology and psychology of sport. Sociology of Sport Journal, 16, 236-268.

Katula, J.A., Blissmer, B., & McAuley, E. (1999). Exercise intensity and self-efficacy effects on anxiety reduction in healthy, older adults. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 233-247.

Kimiecik, J.C., & Blissmer (1998). Applied exercise psychology: Measurement issues. In J.L. Duda (Ed.), Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology (pp. 447-460). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology, Inc.


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