Rebecca Y. Concepcion, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Assistant Professor
Department of Exercise Science


 

Contact information
Office: Stoller Center 117
Phone: 503.352.3013
Email: Rebecca.Concepcion@pacificu.edu
UC Box : A-154

 

Education

 

2007: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Oregon State University. Exercise and Sport Sciences: Major in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

 

2004: Masters of Science (M.S.), Oregon State University. Exercise and Sport Science: Major in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Minor in Public Health.

 

1987: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Portland State University. Physical Education: Emphasis in Exercise Physiology.

 

Area of Specialization

 

Dr. Concepcion specializes in sport and exercise psychology. Her research examines the influence of self-concept and affect on physical activity behavior.

 

Publications and Professional Work

 

Select Publications

Concepcion, R. Y. & Watkins, P. L. (2008). Great expectations: Self-help therapies for diet and weight loss. In P.L. Watkins & G.A. Clum (Editors), Handbook of self-help therapies, Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ.

 

Concepcion, R. Y. & Ebbeck, V. (2005). Examining the physical activity experiences of survivors of domestic violence in relation to self-views.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 27, 197-211.

 

Concepcion, R. Y. (2004). Review of the book, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3rd Edition. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36, 1449.

 

Select Presentations

 

Ebbeck, V., Gibbons, S. L., Concepcion, R. Y., & Lundstedt, G. J. (2005, October). Self-concept and social support profiles of middle school physical education students. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Association of Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Watkins, P. L., Ebbeck, V., Concepcion, R. Y., Cardinal, B. J., & Hammermeister, J. (2005, August). Muscle Dysmorphia among Male and Female Recreational Exercisers. Poster session at the annual meeting of the International Society of Sport Psychology, Sydney, Australia.

 

Concepcion, R. Y. & Ebbeck, V. (2004, October). People journeying through transition: Examining the direction provided by the physical self. Lecture session for the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Gibbons, S. L., Ebbeck, V., & Concepcion, R. Y. (2004, October). The impact of a team building program on self-conceptions and perceived social support with physical education students. Poster session t the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Concepcion, R. Y. & Ebbeck, V. (2003, October). The influences of exercise on the self-perceptions of survivors of domestic violence. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Ebbeck, V., Gibbons, S. L., & Concepcion, R. Y. (2003, October). Cluster profiles of self-conceptions and social support for physical education students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Ebbeck, V., Watkins, P. L., Cardinal, B. J., Concepcion, R. Y., & Hammermeister, J. J. (2003, May). Muscle dysmorphia reported by recreational exercisers: Examining the role of gender and self-esteem. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Lectures

 

Concepcion, R. Y. (2007, September). The psychological costs of being overweight and elements of successful weight loss. Nu Skin Enterprises 2007 Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

 

Grants, Honors and Awards

 

Concepcion, R. Y. (Co-PI) & Ebbeck, V. (Co-PI). Weight Stigma and Perceived Physical Appearance: Their Key Precursors and Relationship to Physical Self-Worth and Health Behaviors. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, J.C. Erkkila Endowment for Health and Human Performance; May 2007 ($3,606, funded).

 

Cardinal, B. J., Ebbeck, V., Concepcion, R. Y., Li, H., Lee, K-K., Readdy, R. T. (Co-PI). Effectiveness of a Lifetime Fitness for Health Program on Improving College Students' Physical Activity Levels and Dietary Behaviors. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, J. C. Erkkila Endowment for Health and Human Performance; May 2007 ($13,000, funded).

 

Concepcion, R. Y. (Co-PI) & Ebbeck, V. (Co-PI). People journeying through transition: Examining the direction provided by the physical self. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, J.C. Erkkila Endowment for Health and Human Performance; November 2002 ($3,069, funded).

 

Concepcion, R. Y. (Co-PI) & Ebbeck, B. (Co-PI). The role played by exercise in how survivors of domestic violence feel and view themselves. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, J.C. Erkkila Endowment for Health and Human Performance; September 2001 ($7,494, funded).

 

Woman of Achievement Award. Oregon State University Women's Center and Community Alliance for Diversity, Oregon State University, 2004.


Professional Memberships

 

Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), 2000-present.

 

Oregon Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (OAHPERD), 2002-present.

 

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), 2004-present.

 

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD), 2004-present.

 

Courses that I teach....

 
At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below, I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

 

EXIP 281 Nutrition
EXMB 333 Sport Psychology
EXMB 318 Teaching Physical Activity I
EXMB 319 Teaching Physical Activity II