Ann Hickey

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science

562.907.4947
ahickey@whittier.edu

Academic History

B.A. in Psychology, Whittier College
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Publications

Solorio, C. & Hickey, A. (2015, going to press). Biomechanical and Psychological Analysis of High School, Intercollegiate, and Elite Long-Distance Runners. The Physical Educator.

Barlow, K. & Hickey, A.  (2014). Academic achievement of NCAA Division III athletes.  Journal of Research in Education, 24 (2).

Hickey, A. (1999). Cognitive-behavioral interventions and sports performance.  The Whittier Psi Chi Review, 1-38. 

Professor Ann Hickey’s research focuses on gaining a better understand of the connection between the mind and performance in sport or exercise settings and examining the effectiveness of various mental skills used to enhance performance in the sport and exercise setting.  In addition, she works as a sport psychology consultant in which she works directly with athletes and coaches applying the principles of performance enhancement.  Professor Hickey is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK). 

2014
Distinguished Advisor Award, Phi Epsilon Kappa

2010
The Virginia Merithew Jones Award for Leadership, Thalian Society, Whittier College, CA

1999
Award for Excellence in Research and Writing for Literature Review, Psi Chi award, Whittier College, CA

Hickey, A., Piper, M., & Voight, M. (2014). The Leadership Techniques and Practices of Elite Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches: A Qualitative Investigation.  AASP Conference, Las Vega, NV

Hickey, A. (2014). Sport and Exercise Psychology.  Invited speaker at the Sports Academy, Warren High School, Downey, CA

Solorio, C. & Hickey, A. (2014).  Biomechanical Comparison of Elite and Intercollegiate Female Long-distance Runners. Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts Day (URSCA), Whittier, CA 

Solorio, C. & Hickey, A.  (November 2013). Biomechanical and Psychological Analysis of High School, Intercollegiate, and Elite Long-Distance Runners.  Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), Whittier, CA.

Epstein, B., Hickey, A., & Hash-Converse, J. (2012).  The Mental Aspect of Human Performance.  Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts Day (URSCA), Whittier, CA 

Edwards, A., Van Osbree, P., & Hickey, A. (2012).  Overweight and Obesity Causes Found Among Whittier College Student Population.  Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts Day (URSCA), Whittier, CA 

Voight, M. & Hickey, A. (2012). The types of sport psychology positions used by NCAA Division I athletic programs.  AASP Conference, Atlanta, GA

Duran, R., Graham, A., Pomfret, C., DiPierro,G., Carlile, S., Von Schottenstein, H., Padilla, T.,Barlow, K., & and Hickey, A. (2011).  It Takes a Community:  A Collaborative Approach to Reducing the Incidence of Childhood Obesity.  Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts Day (URSCA), Whittier, CA

Hickey, A. (2007). Invited speaker for presentation on the field of Sport Psychology, Psi Chi Induction Ceremony, Whittier College, Whittier, CA

Voight, M., & Hickey, A. (2004). Periodization of mental skills training:  Defending a national championship.  AAASP Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Hickey, A. (2003). The effect of a psychological skills intervention program on exercise adherence:  An exploratory study.  AAASP Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Hickey, A. (2002). Testing the relationships in the conceptual model of sport confidence.  AAASP Conference, Tucson, AZ

Hickey, A. (2002). Life Skills lecture, NCAA “YES” Clinic, Los Angeles, CA