Craig Hall, PhD


  • PhD (Alberta)
  • MPE (Windsor)
  • BA, BPE (McMaster)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Psychological Basis of Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Sport, exercise and rehabilitation psychology
  • Imagery, self-efficacy, motivation, self-presentation and exercise identity

Additional Information

Current Research Projects

  • The benefits of participation in Masters sport
  • Perfectionism and exercise behaviour
  • The impact of partners in doubles racquet sports and interpersonal emotion regulation

Recent Publications

A comprehensive list of publications is available through Google Scholar.

  • Deck, S., Hall, C., & Wilson, P. (2020). The impact of partner performance on emotions in doubles racquet sports. Research Quarterly for Exercise and
  • Nelson Ferguson, K., & Hall, C. (2020). A voice unheard: A qualitative exploration of varsity athletes’ perspective on the use of biofeedback post-intervention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.
  • Kouali, D., Hall, C., & Pope, P. (2019). Measuring eudaimonic well-being in sport: Validation of the Eudaimonic Well-Being in Sport Scale. Journal of Wellbeing, 10, 91-104. doi:10.5502/ijw.v10i1.776
  • DeSantis, B., Deck, S., & Hall, C. (2019, September). Investigating the circumstances under which singers use imagery: A pilot Study. Psychology of Music, 1-14. doi:10.1177/0305735619868299
  • Kaperski, C., Ulloa, R., & Hall, C. (2019). Do athletes imagine being the best, or crossing the finish line first? A mixed methods analysis of construal levels in elite athletes’ spontaneous imagery. Journal of Mixed Methods Research,13,216-241.
  • Cooke, L. M., Duncan, L. R., Deck, S. J., Hall, C. R., & Rodgers, W. M. (2019). An examination of changes in exercise identity during a mental imagery intervention for female exercise initiates. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
  • Deck, S., Roberts, R., & Hall, C. (2019). Exercise behaviour, enjoyment and boredom: A test of the 2x2 model of perfectionism. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 10.1080/1612197X.2019.1581830
  • Selzler, A., Rodgers, W., Berry, T., McFadden, K., Husband, C., & Hall, C. (2019). Reciprocal relationships among self-efficacy, outcome satisfaction, and attendance at an exercise program. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24, 123-140. doi: 10.111/bjhp.12343
  • Divine, A., Watson, P. M., Baker, S., & Hall, C. (2019). Facebook, relatedness and exercise motivation in university students: A mixed methods investigation. Computers and Human Behavior. 91, 138-150. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.09.037
  • Divine, A., Roberts, R., & Hall, C. (2018). Revisiting the exercise imagery and exercise-dependence relationship. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 16, 191-202.
  • Berry, T., Rodgers, W., Hall, C., & Divine, A. (2018). The relationship of explicit-implicit evaluative discrepancy to exercise drop-out in middle-aged adults. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 40, 92-100.
  • Filgueiras, A., Quintas Conde, E. F., & Hall, C. (2017). The neural basis of kinesthetic and visual imagery in sports: an ALE meta-analysis. Brain Imaging and Behavior.
  • Gregg, M., & Hall, C. (2017). Imagery as a skill: Longitudinal analysis of changes in motivational imagery. Imagination, Cognition and Personality: Consciousness in Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice, 37, 448-457. doi: 10.1177/0276236617735101
  • Kacperski, C., & Hall, C. (2017). Do construal levels affect athletes’ imagery and performance outcomes? It depends on the task! Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29, 181-198.

Research Affiliations

  • Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory (EHPL)
  • Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Past President
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Past President

Teaching Areas

  • Psychological interventions in exercise, sport and injury rehabilitation
  • Exercise psychology


  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology
  • Squash Ontario 2009 Special Achievement Award

Professional Activities

  • Co-developer of
  • Reviewer for journals and granting agencies