Zella Moore

Professor, Psychology

Education

  • PSYD, La Salle University
  • PHD, La Salle University
  • BA, University of North Florida

Courses Taught

PSYC 150      Roots: Psychology
PSYC 203      Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 302      Psychological Testing
PSYC 421      Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 437      Contemporary Psychotherapies

PSYC 347      Health Psychology

PSYC 341      Theories of Personality

PSYC 216      Behavior Modification

PSYC 429/30 Research in Psychology

 

  • Research

    Since my doctorate is in clinical psychology, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with clients whose psychopathology spans the entire spectrum. From this, my primary research interests are therefore also diverse. Specifically, my research interests and activities follow several distinct, yet somewhat overlapping paths:

     
    1) Investigating numerous constructs related to anger, aggression, and violence, with a particular focus on anger dyscontrol and the associated intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences. This line of research includes: (a) co-development of the Anger Avoidance Model, a comprehensive and evidence-based theoretical model related to the pathogenesis and psychopathology of clinical anger and its behavioral manifestations; (b) co-development of Contextual Anger Regulation Therapy (CART), an integrative and evidence-based treatment approach for this challenging clinical phenomenon; (c) investigation of associated anger- and violence-related constructs.
     
    2) Investigating various constructs related to mindfulness, emotion dysregulation, and experiential avoidance, and their relationship to negative emotional states. This area also includes investigating the factor structure of a variety of recently developed measures in these areas, and has also led to practical applications investigating several specific clinical and subclinical phenomena related to eating pathology, attachment styles, and perfectionism.
     
    3) Investigating various areas of clinical sport psychology, particularly theory development of performance dysfunction, evaluation of the empirical support for traditional sport psychology interventions, classification of athletes’ psychological and performance issues, mechanisms of action, and ethical dilemmas in sport psychology practice. I am also the co-developer of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach to performance enhancement. The MAC intervention protocol helps clients in high pressure positions reach and maintain consistent optimal performance states, and is used worldwide with high performing athletes, military personnel, business professionals, sales teams, performing artists, and medical and fire personnel.
     
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Text Publications:

    • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (in process). A multidisciplinary approach to the complete psychological care of the athlete. New York: Springer.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2014). Contextual anger regulation therapy: A mindfulness and acceptance-based approach. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2007). The psychology of enhancing human performance: The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach. New York: Springer Publishing. [Also published in Korean in 2010]
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2006). Clinical sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. [Also published in Japanese in 2018]

    Journal and Chapter Publications, etc.:

    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2020). Mindfulness in sport contexts. In G. Tenenbaum, & R. C. Eklund (Eds.), Handbook of sport psychology (4th ed., pp. 738-750). New York: Wiley.
    • Glass, C. R., Pineau, T. R., Kaufman, K. A., Gardner, F. L., Moore, Z. E., Baltzel, A. (2020). Clarifying the mindfulness muddle: A response to Wilson and Gearity's book review of three popular mindfulness interventions. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 11(2), 138-141.
    • Moore, Z. E., & Marin, K. (2019). Emotion regulation in sport and performance contexts. In M. Anshel (Ed.), APA handbook of sport psychology (pp. 245-257). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    • Moore, Z. E., & Bonagura, K. (2019). Evidence-based approaches to sport psychology counseling. In M. Anshel (Ed.), APA handbook of sport and exercise psychology (pp. 675-696). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2019). Mindfulness in sport: Neuroscience and practical applications. In M. Anshel (Ed.), APA handbook of sport and exercise psychology (pp. 325-342). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (in revision). Clinical sport psychology. In T. Morris, & P. C. Terry (Eds.), The new sport and exercise psychology companion (2nd ed.). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
    • Moore, Z. E., Leboff, J., & Bonagura, K. (2018). Depression among athletes and the potential impact on performance. In E. Acevedo (Ed.), The Oxford research encyclopedia of sport, exercise, and performance psychology (pp. 1-19). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2017). Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions in sport and performance contexts. Current Opinion in Psychology, 16, 180-184.

    • Moore, Z. E., & Bonagura, K. (2017). Current opinion in clinical sport psychology: From athletic performance to psychological well-being. Current Opinion in Psychology, 16, 176-179.

    • Schinke, R. J., Stambulova, N. B., Gangyan, S., & Moore, Z. E. (2017). International Society of Sport Psychology position stand: Athletes’ mental health, performance, and development. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.

    • Moore, Z. E. (2017). Working with transnational professional athletes. In R. Schinke, & D. Hackfort (Eds.), The Routledge companion of professional sports and performance psychology (pp. 51-62). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

    • Smyth, E., Gardner, F. L., Marks, D., & Moore, Z. E. (2017). An exploration of the mediators between childhood maltreatment and intimate partner violence. Violence & Victims, 32(4), 567-583.

    • Moore, Z. E. (2016). Current status of the anger avoidance model: Recent empirical findings and treatment considerations. Journal of Forensic Psychology, 1(2), 1-7.
    • Gardner, F. L., Moore, Z. E., Birkley, E., & Eckhardt, C. (2016). History, comparative outcomes, and future directions for intimate partner violence intervention programs. The Behavior Therapist, 39(5), 168-174.
    • Moore, Z. E. (2016). Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and performance. In A. Baltzell (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to mindfulness and performance (pp. 29-52). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    • Gross, M., Moore, Z. E., Gardner, F. L., Wolanin, A. T., Pess, R., & Marks, D. R. (2016). An empirical examination comparing the mindfulness-acceptance-commitment approach and psychological skills training for the mental health and sport performance of female student athletes. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

    • Moore, Z. E. (2015). Addressing the assumptions and clarifying the conclusions in "Assumptions and Conclusions: Fundamental Distinctions Between Tibetan Buddhist and Western Approaches to Happiness".‏ Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 33(4), 368-373.

    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2015). Sports performance interventions. In R. Cautin, & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Encyclopedia of clinical psychology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
    • Gardner, F. L., Moore, Z. E., & Dettore, M. (2014). The relationship between anger, childhood maltreatment, and emotion regulation difficulties in intimate partner and non-intimate partner violent offenders. Behavior Modification, 38(6), 779-800.
    • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (2014). Mindfulness and performance. In A. Ie, C. Ngnoumen, & E. Langer (Eds.), Handbook of mindfulness (pp. 986-1003). New York: Wiley-Blackwell. 
    • Gardner, F. L., Moore, Z. E., & Marks, D. R. (2014). Rectifying misconceptions: A comprehensive response to “Some Concerns about the Psychological Implications of Mindfulness: A Critical Analysis.” Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 32(4), 325-344.
    • Moore, Z. E. (2014). Centering. In R. C. Eklund, & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sport and exercise psychology (vol. 1, p. 116-117). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 
    • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (2014). Mindfulness. In R. C. Eklund, & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sport and exercise psychology (vol. 2, p. 441-442). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2014). Contextual anger regulation therapy (CART): An acceptance-based treatment for domestic and non-domestic violent offenders. In R. C. Tafrate, & D. Mitchell (Eds.), Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice (p. 161-184). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2012). Mindfulness and acceptance models in sport psychology: A decade of basic and applied scientific advancements. Canadian Psychology, 53(4), 309-318.
    • Moore, Z. E. (2012). Performers in distress: Counseling issues. In S. Murphy (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology (pp. 527-544). New York: Oxford.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2012). A scientific revolution in sport psychology: Challenges and opportunities in the assimilation and delivery of acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Athletic Insight, 4(1), 49-63.
    • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (2011). Clinical sport psychology: From enhanced performance to psychological wellbeing. In T. Morris, & P. Terry (Eds.), The new sport and exercise psychology companion (pp. 381-401). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
    • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (2011). Understanding models of performance enhancement from the perspective of emotion regulation. Athletic Insight, 3(3), 247-260.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2010). Acceptance-based behavioral therapies and sport. In S. Hanrahan, & M. Andersen (Eds.), Handbook of applied sport psychology (pp. 186-193). New York: Routledge.
    • Moore, Z. E. (2009). Theoretical and empirical developments of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach to performance enhancement. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 3(4), 291-302.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2008). Understanding clinical anger and violence: The anger avoidance model. Behavior Modification, 32(6), 897-912.
    • Moore, Z. E., Ciampa, R., Wright, E., & Wilsnack, J. (2007). Evidence-based interventions for the treatment of eating disorders. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1(4), 371-378.
    • Moore, Z. E. (2007).  Critical thinking and evidence-based practice of sport psychology. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1(1), 9-22.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2005). Using a case formulation approach in sport psychology consulting. The Sport Psychologist, 19, 430-445.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2004). A Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment based approach to performance enhancement: Theoretical considerations. Behavior Therapy, 35(4), 707-723.
    • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2004). The Multi-level Classification System for Sport Psychology (MCS-SP). The Sport Psychologist, 18(1), 89-109.
    • Moore, Z. E. (2003). Ethical dilemmas in sport psychology: Discussion and recommendations for practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(6), 601-610.

    Conference and Professional Presentations:

    I have presented around 150 papers, symposia, clinical round tables, keynote addresses, and workshops at national and international conferences around the world, such as:
    • American Psychological Association
    • Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies
    • World Congress of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies
    • World Congress for Psychotherapy
    • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
    • World Congress of Sport Psychology
    • European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Sample of Professional Activities

    • Provided a week-long intensive seminar in Venice, Italy. The intensive seminar brought sport psychologists from around the world who work with Olympic and professional athletes, and the immersive seminar trained them in the provision of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment protocol, of which I am co-developer (2017).
    • Ad Hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals
    • Editorial Board member for the journals:
      • Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology
      • The Sport Psychologist
      • Athletic Insight
      • Journal of Neurology and Psychology
    • Founding Senior Associate Editor (former), Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology (peer-reviewed scientific journal)
    • Program/Curriculum Development Consultant (former), West Point Military Academy, U.S. Army’s CSF-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program (CSF-PREP)
    • Program Development Consultant (former), Australian Institute of Sport (Australian Olympic Committee)

    Memberships

    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
    • World Congress of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT)
    • World Congress for Psychotherapy
    • European Federation of Sport Psychology
    • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
    • World Congress of Sport Psychology
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Invited Closing Keynote Speaker at the 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Muenster, Germany (2019).
    • Manhattan College Jasper Bridge Award Recipient, academic year 2019-2020
    • Sabbatical Leave Award recipient, academic year 2018-2019
    • 2015 Summer Grant recipient
    • 2014 Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors Second Place Presentation Award, Sponsored by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
    • Sabbatical Leave Award recipient, Spring 2013
    • 2006-2007 “Aaron T. Beck Outstanding Practitioner-Scientist Award” recipient
    • 2002-2003 “Dissertation of the Year Award” recipient
    • 2002 “Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation’s Education Award” recipient
  • Other

    • Provided a week-long intensive seminar in Venice, Italy. The intensive seminar brought sport psychologists from around the world who work with Olympic and professional athletes, and the immersive seminar trained them in the provision of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment protocol, of which I am co-developer (2017).
    • Ad Hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals
    • Editorial Board member for the journals:
      • Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology
      • The Sport Psychologist
      • Athletic Insight
      • Journal of Neurology and Psychology
    • Founding Senior Associate Editor (former), Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology (peer-reviewed scientific journal)
    • Program/Curriculum Development Consultant (former), West Point Military Academy, U.S. Army’s CSF-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program (CSF-PREP)
    • Program Development Consultant (former), Australian Institute of Sport (Australian Olympic Committee)