Journal Articles


Bruner, M.W., McLaren, C.D., Sutcliffe, J.T., Gardner, L.A., Lubans, D., Smith, J.J. & Vella, S.A. (2021). The effect of sport-based interventions on positive youth development: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi: 10.1080/1750984X.2021.1875496


Sutcliffe, J.T., Herbison, J.D., Martin, L.J., McLaren, C.D., Slatcher, R., Benson, A.J., Van Woezik, R., Boardley, I.D., Carré, J.M., Côté, J., & Bruner, M.W. (2021). Exploring parent-athlete communication with the electronically activated recorder (EAR). Psychology of Sport and Exercise.


Caron, J.G., Benson, A.J., Steins, R., McKenzie, L., & Bruner, M.W. (2021). The social dynamics involved in recovery and return to sport following a sport-related concussion: A study of three athlete-teammate-coach triads. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101824


Casto, K., Root, Z.L., Carré, J.M., Geniole, S.N., & Bruner, M.W. (in press). Social identity and testosterone reactivity to vicarious combat. Human Nature.


Hague, C., McGuire, C.S., Chen, J., Bruner, M.W., Côté, J., Turnnidge, J., & Martin, L.J. (2021). Exploring the influence of the coach on team dynamics in sport. Sports Coaching Review. doi: 10.1080/21640629.2021.187096


Bruner, M.W., Eys, M. Carreau, J.M., McLaren, C., & Van Woezik, R. (2020). Utilizing the Team Environment AssessMent (TEAM) to enhance team building in sport. The Sport Psychologist, 34, 62-70. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2018-0174


Herbison, J.D., Martin, L.J., Slatcher, R.B., Boardley, I.D., Benson, A., Sutcliffe, J., McLaren, C., Carré, J.M., Côté, J., Coletti, J., Bruner, M.W. (2020). The Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR): A novel approach for examining social environments in youth sport. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi: 10.1080/1750984X.2020.1790025


Cascagnette, J.C.W., Benson, A.J., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S.A., Bruner, M.W. (2020). More than just another bib: group dynamics in an elite Nordic ski team. Journal of Sports Sciences. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1840040


Bruner, M.W., McLaren, C., Swann, C., Schweickle, M.J., Miller, A., Benson, A., Gardner, L., Sutcliffe, J., Vella, S.A. (2020). Exploring the relations between social support and social identity in adolescent male athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2020.1737629


Vella, S.A., Benson, A., Sutcliffe, J., McLaren, C.D., Swann, C., Schweickle, M.J., Miller, A., Bruner, M. W. (2020). Self-determined motivation, social identification and the mental health of adolescent male team sport participants. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2019.1705432


Sutcliffe, J., McLaren, C.D., Benson, A.J., Martin, L.J., Arnocky, S., Shields, C., Law, B., Dorsch, T.E., & Bruner, M.W. (2020). Parents’ moral intentions towards antisocial parent behaviour: an identity approach in youth sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101699


Boardley, I., Matosic, D., & Bruner, M.W. (2020). A longitudinal examination of the relations between moral disengagement and antisocial behavior in sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 42, 123-131. https://doi/10.1123/jsep.2019-0127


Van Woezik, R., Benson, A., Bruner, M.W. (2020). Next one up! Exploring how coaches manage team dynamics following injury. The Sport Psychologist. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2019-0148


Herbison, J.D., Cowan, T.W., Martin, L.J., Root, Z., Bruner, M.W. (2020). Coach perceptions of social identity in youth sport: When athletes think and behave as “us”. International Sport Coaching Journal. doi: 10.1123/iscj.2019-0084


Bruner, M.W., Lovelace, R., Hillier, S., Baillie, C., Bruner, B.G., Hare, K., Head, C., Paibomsai, A., Auksi, M., Peltier, K., Lévesque, L. (2019). Indigenous youth development through sport and physical activity: sharing voices, stories, and experiences. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 14, 220-250. doi: 10.32799/ijih.v14i2.31945


Sutcliffe, J., Benson, A., & Bruner, M.W.(2019). Parents value competence more than warmth in competitive youth hockey coaches: Evidence based on the innuendo effect. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 82-89.


Benson, A.J., Jeschke, J., Jordan, C., Bruner, M.W., Arnocky, S (2019). Will they stay or will they go? Narcissistic admiration and rivalry predict ingroup affiliation and devaluation. Journal of Personality, 87, 871-888. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12441.


Bailey, B., Benson, A., & Bruner, M.W. (2019). Investigating the organizational culture of Cross-Fit. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 17, 197-211. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2017.1329223


Bruner, M.W., & Benson, A.J. (2018). Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Social Identity Questionnaire for Sport (SIQS). Psychology of Sport and Exercise.


 Benson, A.J., & Bruner, M.W. (2018). How teammate behaviours relate to athlete affect, cognition, and behaviours: A daily dairy approach within youth sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.


 Cairney, J., Clark, H., Kwan, M., Bruner, M.W., Tamminen, K. (2018). Measuring sport experiences in children and youth to better understand the impact of sport on health and positive youth development: designing a brief measure for population health surveys. BMC Public Health.


Vierimaa, M., Bruner, M. W., & Côté, J. (2018). Positive youth development and observed athlete behaviour in recreational sport. PLoS ONE13 (1),e0191936. 0.


Bruner, M.W., Boardley, I., Forrest, C., Buckham, S., Root, Z., Allen, V.  & Côté, J. (2017). Examining social identity and intrateam moral behaviours in competitive youth ice hockey using stimulated recall. Journal of Sport Sciences, 35(20), 1963-1974. doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1243797


Bruner, M.W., Boardley, I.D., Benson, A.J., Wilson, K.S., Root, Z, Turnnidge, J., Sutcliffe, J., & Côté, J. (2017). Disentangling the relations between social identity and prosocial and antisocial behavior in competitive  youth sport. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0769-2


Bruner, M. W., Balish, S. M., Forrest, C., Brown, S., Webber, K., Gray, E., McGuckin, M., Keats, M.R., Rehman, L. & Shields, C. A. (2017). Ties that bond: youth sport as a vehicle for social identity and positive youth development. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88(2), 209-214. doi:10.1080/02701367.2017.1296100


Bruner, M.W., Boardley, I., Allen, V., Forrest, C., Root, Z., & Côté, J. (2017). Understanding social identity and intrateam moral behavior in competitive youth ice hockey: A Narrative Perspective. The Sport Psychologist, 31, 173-186. doi:10.1123/tsp.2015-0117


Benson, A., Bruner, M.W., & Eys, M. (2017). A social identity approach to understanding the conditions associated with antisocial behaviours among teammates in female teams. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(2), 129-142. doi:10.1037/spy0000090


Martin, L. J., Balderson, D., Hawkins, M., Wilson, K., & Bruner, M. W. (2017). Groupness and leadership perceptions in relation to social identity in youth sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29(3), 367-374. doi:10.1080/10413200.2016.1238414


Martin, L. J., Balderson, D., Hawkins, M., Wilson, K., & Bruner, M. W. (2017). The influence of social identity on self-worth, commitment, and effort in school-based youth sport. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-7. doi:10.1080/02640414.2017.1306091


Forrest, C. & Bruner, M.W. (2017). Evaluating social media as a platform for delivering a team building exercise intervention: a pilot study. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15(2), 190-206. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2015.1069879


Vierimaa, M., Turnnidge, J., Bruner, M., & Côté, J. (2017). Just for the fun of it: coaches’ perceptions of an exemplary community youth sport program. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-15. doi:10.1080/17408989.2017.1341473


Bailey, B., Benson, A., & Bruner, M.W. (2017). Investigating the organizational culture of Cross-Fit. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 1-15. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2017.1329223



Bruner, M.W., Hillier, S., Baillie, C.P.T., Lavallée, L.F., Bruner, B.G., Hare, K., Lovelace, R., & Lévesque, L. (2016). Positive youth development in Aboriginal sport and physical Activity: a systematic review. Adolescent Research Review, 1(3), 257-269. doi 10.1007/s40894-015-0021-9


McGoey, T., Root, Z., Bruner, M. W., & Law, B. (2016). Evaluation of physical activity interventions in children via the reach, efficacy/effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework: A systematic review of randomized and non-randomized trials. Preventive Medicine82, 8-19. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.004


Baillie, C.P.T., Galaviz, K.I., Bruner, B.G., Bruner, M.W., & Lévesque, L.  (2016). Physical activity interventions to promote positive youth development among Indigenous youth: a RE-AIM review. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(1), 43-51. doi:10.1007/s13142-016-0428-2


McGuckin, M.,, Law, B., McAuliffe, J., & Rickwood, G. & Bruner, M.W. (2016). Social influences on return to play following concussion in female competitive ice hockey players. Journal of Sport Behavior, 39(4), 426-445.


Stewart, K.L.N., Carreau, J.M., Bruner, M.W. (2016). Team building using a challenge rope course experience in youth sport. Physical and Health Education Nexus Journal, 7(3).



Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., Evans, B., & Wilson, K.S. (2015). Interdependence and social identity in youth sport teams. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27, 351-358. doi:10.1080/10413200.2015.1010661


Evans, B.M., McGuckin, M., Gainforth, H., Bruner, M. W., & Côte, J. (2015). Informing programs to improve interpersonal coach behaviours: a systematic review using the RE-AIM framework. The British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49, 871-877. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-094634


McGoey, T., Root, Z., Bruner, M.W., & Law, B. (2015). Evaluation of physical activity interventions in youth via the reach, efficacy/effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework: a systematic review of randomised and non-randomised trials. Preventive Medicine, 76, 58-67. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.04.006



Bruner, M.W., Boardley, I., & Côté, J. (2014). Social identity and prosocial and antisocial  behavior in youth sport.  Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 56-64. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.09.003


Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., Wilson, K.S., & Côté, J. (2014). Group cohesion and positive youth development in team sport athletes. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3(4), 219-227. doi:10.1037/spy0000017


Bruner, M.W., Carreau, J., Wilson, K.S., & Penney, M. (2014). Group norms in youth sport: Role of personal and social factors. The Sport Psychologist, 28, 323-333. doi:10.1123/tsp.2013-0029


Martin, L., Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., & Spink, K.S. (2014). Group dynamics in sport: New developments and future directions. International Review of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 7(1), 87-105. doi:10.1080/1750984X.2014.885553


Lawson, J.A., Janssen, I., Bruner, M.W., Hossain, A., & Pickett, W. (2014). Asthma incidence in a national longitudinal sample of adolescent Canadians: A prospective cohort study.  BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 14 (51), 1-9. doi:10.1186/1471-2466-14-51



Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., Beauchamp, M. & Côté, J. (2013). Examining the origins of team building in sport: A citation network and genealogical approach. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 17(1), 30-42. doi:10.1037/a0030114


Eys, M. A., Jewitt, E., Evans, M. B., Wolf, S., Bruner, M. W., & Loughead, T. M. (2013). Coach initiated motivational climate and cohesion in youth sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(3), 373-383. doi:10.1080/02701367.2013.814909


George, M., Eys, M. A., Oddson, B., Roy-Charland, A., Schinke, R. J., & Bruner, M.W. (2013). The role of self-determination in the relationship between social support and physical activity intentions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1333-1341. doi:10.1111/jasp.12142



Taylor, I., & Bruner, M.W. (2012). The social environment and developmental experiences in elite youth soccer. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13, 390-396. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.01.008


Evans, M.B., Eys, M.A., & Bruner, M.W. (2012). Seeing the ‘we’ in ‘me’ sports: The need to consider individual sport team  environments. Canadian Psychology, 53(4), 301-308. doi:10.1037/a0030202


Surya, M., Bruner, M.W., MacDonald, D.J., & Côté, J. (2012). Comparison of developmental activities of elite athletes born in large and small cities. Physical and Health Education Nexus Journal, 4(1), 1-8.


Rangeon, S., Gilbert, W., & Bruner, M.W. (2012). Mapping the world of coaching science: A citation network analysis. Journal of Coach Education, 5(1), 83-108. doi: 10.1123/jce.5.1.83



Bruner, M.W. & Spink, K.S. (2011). Team building and adherence in youth exercise participants. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 15(2), 161-172. doi:10.1037/a0021257


Bruner, M.W., & Spink, K.S. (2011). Team building and perceived effort in an exercise setting: Gender effects.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(2), 159-161. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2010.09.004


Bruner, M.W., Hall, J., & Côté, J. (2011). The influence of sport type and interdependence on the developmental experiences of young athletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 11(2), 131-142. doi:10.1080/17461391.2010.499969


Murphy-Mills, J., Bruner, M.W., Erickson, K., & Côté, J. (2011). The utility of state space grid analysis for studying peer experiences in youth sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23, 159-174. doi:10.1080/10413200.2010.545101


Bruner, M.W., MacDonald, D.J., Pickett, W., & Côté, J. (2011). Examination of birthplace and birthdate in world junior ice hockey players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29(12), 1337-1334. doi:10.1080/02640414.2011.597419


Lawson, J.A., Janssen, I., Bruner, M.W., Madani, K., Pickett, W. (2011). Urban-rural differences in asthma prevalence among Canadian adolescents: the possible roles of health behaviours and obesity. Annals of Allergy, Asthmas & Immunology, 107(3), 220-228. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2011.06.014


Bray, S. R., Beauchamp, M. R., Latimer, A. E., Hoar, S. D., Shields, C. A., & Bruner, M. W. (2011). Effects of a print-mediated intervention on physical activity during transition to the first year of university. Behavioral Medicine, 37 (2), 60-69. doi:10.1080/08964289.2011.571306



Bruner, M.W., & Spink, K.S. (2010). Evaluating a team building intervention in a youth exercise setting. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 14(4), 304-317. doi:10.1037/a0018296


Bruner, M.W., Erickson, K., Wilson, B., & Côté, J. (2010). An appraisal of athlete development models through citation network analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 133-139. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.05.008



Bruner, M.W., Côté, J., Erickson, K., & McFadden, K. (2009). Tracing the origins of athlete development models in sport: A citation-genealogical approach. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2, 23-37. doi:10.1080/17509840802687631


Bruner, M.W., Chad, K.E., Verrall, T.C., Vu, L., Beattie- Flath, J.A., Humbert, M.L., &  Muhajarine, N. (2009). Examination of physical activity in adolescents over the school year. Pediatric Exercise Science, 21(4), 421-435. doi: 10.1123/pes.21.4.421



Bruner, M.W., Lawson, J., Pickett, W., Boyce, W., & Janssen, I. (2008). Rural Canadian adolescents are more likely to be obese compared with urban adolescents. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 3, 205-211. doi:10.1080/17477160802158477


Erickson, K., Bruner, M.W., MacDonald, D., & Côté, J. (2008). Gaining insight into actual and preferred sources of coaching knowledge. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 3, 523-534. doi:10.1260/174795408787186468


Bruner, M.W., Munroe-Chandler, K.J.,&  Spink, K.S. (2008). Entry into elite sport: A preliminary investigation into the transition experiences of rookie athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20(2), 236-252. doi:10.101080/10413200701867745


Humbert, M.L., Chad, K.E., Bruner, M.W., Spink, K.S., Muhajarine, N., Anderson, K., Girolami, T., Odnokon, P., & Gryba, C. (2008). Using a naturalistic ecological approach to examine the factors influencing youth’s physical activity across grades 7 to 12. Health Education and Behavior, 35, 158-173. doi:10.1177/1090198106287451



Sherar, L.B., Bruner, M.W., Munroe-Chandler, K.J., & Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. (2007). Relative age and fast tracking of elite major junior ice hockey players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 702-706. doi:10.2466/pms.104.3.702-706



Humbert, M.L., Chad, K.E., Spink, K.S., Muhajarine, N., Anderson, K., Bruner, M.W., Girolami, T., Odnokon, P., & Gryba, C. (2006). Designing a youth physical activity program: Factors that influence participation among high and low SES youth. Qualitative Health Research, 16, 467-483. doi:10.1177/1049732305286051