Research and Teaching - Penn State Altoona

Peter M. Hopsicker

Division Head, Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Hopsicker, P. 2012. Review of Sport as a Spiritual Practice: Mastery, Failure, and Transcendence in the Life of Athletes, by Richard Hutch. Journal of Sport History 39 (3): 544–45.

Hopsicker, P. 2010. Review of Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction, by Jim Parry, Simon Robinson, Nick J. Watson, and Mark Nesti. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport 3:382–85.

Hopsicker, P. 2005. Review of Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul, by Susan Saint Sing. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 32 (October): 227–29.

Hopsicker, P. 2014. “A Modern Conception of Flesh: Towards a Theology of Disability Sport.” Journal of Disability and Religion 18 (14): 82-96.

Hopsicker, P., and C. Carlson. 2013. “To Play or to Parent?: An Analysis of the Adult-Child Interaction in Make-Believe Games.” In The Philosophy of Play, ed. E. Ryall, W. Russell, and M. MacLean, 175–84. London: Routledge.

Hopsicker, P. 2013. “The Value of the Inexact: An Apology for Inaccurate Motor Performance.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 40 (1): 65–83.

Hochstetler, D., and P. Hopsicker. 2012. “The Heights of Humanity: Endurance Sport and the Strenuous Mood.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 (May): 117–35.

Hopsicker, P. 2012. “The Grim Reaper Is at the Steering Wheel: The 1932 Lake Placid Olympic Bobsled Events as an Omen to the Death of a Luger.” North American Society for Sport History, Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA, June.

Hopsicker, P. 2012. “Body and Action: The Central Tenets of a Theology of Disability Sports.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, Faculty of Sport at the University of Porto, Portugal, September.

Hopsicker, P. 2011. “In Search of the ‘Sporting Genius’: Exploring the Benchmarks to Creative Behavior in Sporting Activity.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 38 (1): 113–27.

Hopsicker, P., and C. Carlson. 2011. “To Play or To Parent: An Analysis of the Adult-Child Interaction in Make-Believe Games.” Philosophy at Play Inter-Disciplinary Conference, University of Gloucestershire at Cheltenham, UK, April.

Hopsicker, P. 2011. “The Value of the Inexact: An Apology for Inaccurate Motor Behavior.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, SUNY Brockport, Rochester, NY, September.

Hopsicker, P. 2011. “An Epilogue to the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Games: The Failure of New York State’s Recreation Amendment.” North American Society for Sport History, Annual Conference, Austin, TX, May.

Hopsicker, P. 2010. “Learning to Ride a Bike.” In Cycling and Philosophy, ed. J. Ilundain-Agurraza and M. Austin, 16–26. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Jirasek, I., and P. Hopsicker. 2010. “Philosophical Kinanthropology (Philosophy of Physical Culture, Philosophy of Sport) in Slavonic Countries: The Culture, the Writers, and the Current Directions.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 37 (2): 253–70.

Hopsicker, P., and E. Hurych. 2010. “Selected Philosophy of Sport/Movement Culture Texts in English and Slavonic (2009–2010).” International Journal of Physical Education 40 (7): 2–16.

Hopsicker, P. 2010. “Defying the Restrictions: The Adirondack Mountain Club Answers the ‘Jewish Question.’” New York History 91 (2): 124–45.

Hopsicker, P. 2010. “‘No Hebrews Allowed’: How the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games Survived the ‘Restricted’ Adirondack Culture, 1877–1932.” Penn State Altoona College Colloquia, March.

Hopsicker, P. 2010. “‘On Hopsicker Pond’ and Other Things My Public School Never Taught Me about the Adirondacks While I Was Growing Up in the Adirondacks.” SUNY Cortland Outdoor Recreation Center, Racquet Lake, NY, July 2010.

Jirásek, I., and P. Hopsicker. 2010. “Panel Discussion on JPS Special Section on Philosophy of Sport in Non-English Speaking Countries/Regions.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, University of Rome, Rome, Italy, September.

Hopsicker, P., and D. Hochstetler. 2010. “Runners and Joggers, Cyclists and Riders: Phenomenological Differences between Competitive and Recreational Endurance Athletes.” British Philosophy of Sport Association, Annual Conference, Centre for Applied Ethics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, March.

Hochstetler, D., and P. Hopsicker. 2010. “Competitive and Recreational Endurance Athletes: On the Value of Endurance Sport Practice Communities.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, University of Rome, Rome, Italy, September.

Hopsicker, P. 2009. “Polanyi’s ‘From-To’ Knowing and His Contribution to the Phenomenology of Skilled Motor Behavior.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 36 (1): 76–87.

Hopsicker, P. 2009. “‘No Hebrews Allowed’: How the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games Survived the ‘Restricted’ Adirondack Culture, 1877–1932.” Journal of Sport History 36 (3): 205–22.

Hopsicker, P. 2009. “Miracles in Sport: Finding the ‘Ears to Hear’ and the ‘Eyes to See.’” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 3 (1): 75–93.

Hopsicker, P. 2009. “Legalizing the 1932 Lake Placid Bob-run: A Test of the Adirondack Wilderness Culture.” Olympika 17:99–119.

Hopsicker, P. 2009. “Finding Places to Go: Exploring the Benchmarks to Improvisational Behavior in Sporting Activity.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, August.

Hochstetler, D., P. Hopsicker, and R. S. Kretchmar. 2008. “The Ambiguity of Embodiment and Sport: Overcoming Theological Dichotomies.” In The Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports, ed. D. Deardorf and J. White, 61–78. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Hopsicker, P., and I. Jirásek. 2008. “Selected Philosophy of Sport/Movement Culture Texts in English and Slavonic (2007–2008).” International Journal of Physical Education 45 (4th Quarter): 162–76.

Hopsicker, P. 2008. “‘No Hebrews Allowed’: Anti-Semitism vs. Americanism in the Adirondack Sporting Culture, 1877–1932.” North American Society for Sport History, Annual Conference, Lake Placid, NY, May.

Hopsicker, P. 2008. “The Art of Cycling: A Polanyian View from the Saddle.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, Tokyo City University, Tokyo, Japan, September.

Hopsicker, P. 2007. “Finding the ‘Ears to Hear’ and the ‘Eyes to See’ Miracles in Sport.” Penn State Altoona College Colloquia, December.

Hopsicker, P. 2007. “Miracles in Sport: Interlocking the Natural and the Supernatural on the Fields of Play.” International Conference on Sport and Spirituality, The Centre for the Study of Sport and Spirituality, York St. John University, York, UK, August.

Hopsicker, P., and M. Dyreson. 2006. “Super Bowl Sunday: An American Holiday?” In American Holidays and National Days, ed. Len Travers, 30–54. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Hopsicker, P., and I. Jirásek. 2006. “Selected Philosophy of Sport/Movement Culture Texts in English and Slavonic (2005-2006).” International Journal of Physical Education 43 (4th Quarter): 140–55.

Hopsicker, P. 2006. “The Adirondack Guide: The Wilderness Representative of Invasion and Invitation into an Imagined Community.” New York History 87 (3): 345–63.

Hopsicker, P. 2006. “It’s Just Like Riding a Bike: Overcoming the Paradoxes of Cycling.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, Brock University, Niagara Falls, Canada, September.

Hopsicker, P. 2005. “To Ride or Not to Ride: Cycling as a Jamesian ‘Genuine Option.’” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, September.

Hopsicker, P. 2005. “Is Super Bowl Sunday an American Holiday?” North American Society for Sport History, Annual Conference, Green Bay, WI, May.

Hopsicker, P. 2004. “Moral Development through the Unwritten Rules of Sport.” International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, Annual Conference, Grapevine, TX, September 2004.

Hopsicker, P. 2004. “Forever Wild: Building the Lake Placid Bobsled Run.” North American Society for Sport History, Annual Conference, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, May.

Hopsicker, P. 2004. “Bracketology 101: Tournament and Bracket Structure in Intramural Sports.” National Intramural–Recreational Sports Association, Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM, April.

Hopsicker, P. 2003. “Representative Athlete.” North American Association for the Philosophy of Sport Conference, Columbus, OH, May.

Hopsicker, P. 2003. “The Adirondack Guide: The Wilderness Representative of Invasion and Invitation into an Imagined Community.” North American Society for Sport History, Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, May.

Hopsicker, P. 2002. “Are You Your Own Department?: Administrative Strategies in a Small School Setting.” National Intramural–Recreational Sports Association, Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, April.

Ennis, C. D., D. J. Cothran, K. S. Davidson, S. J. Loftus, L. Owens, L. Swanson, and P. Hopsicker. 1997. “Implementing Curriculum within a Context of Fear and Disengagement.” Journal of Teaching in Physical Education 17 (1997): 52–71.