Sport and Exercise Psychology

Mark Eys

Mark Eys, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology (joint) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Eys is the Laurier Research Chair in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity (2019-present), and he previously held a Tier II Canada Research Chair (2009-2019).

M. Blair Evans

M. Blair Evans, PhD, joined the Kinesiology Department at Penn State in 2015 in his current role as an assistant professor. His educational pathway includes doctoral studies in social psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University (2014), along with Master’s education from the University of Lethbridge and undergraduate education from Laurentian University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Alex Benson

Alex Benson, PhD, joined the department of psychology at Western University as an assistant professor in 2017, bridging the cluster areas of industrial/organizational psychology and social, personality and developmental psychology. He completed his formal education at Wilfrid Laurier University, beginning with a BSc and MSc in kinesiology before going on to complete his doctoral studies in social psychology. He was awarded a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship to investigate group dynamics in youth sport teams at Nipissing University.

Every Count Matters Mindset Training for Dancers eBook

Regardless of physical talent, all dancers face struggles. The outcome depends largely on the dancer’s mindset. Authors Chelsea Butters Wooding and Ashley Coker-Cranney combine their similar backgrounds in dance with their expertise as mental performance consultants to cultivate an adaptive mindset and positive perspective to elevate a dancer’s performance as well as perspective.

Every Count Matters Mindset Training for Dancers

Regardless of physical talent, all dancers face struggles. The outcome depends largely on the dancer’s mindset. Authors Chelsea Butters Wooding and Ashley Coker-Cranney combine their similar backgrounds in dance with their expertise as mental performance consultants to cultivate an adaptive mindset and positive perspective to elevate a dancer’s performance as well as perspective.

Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student-Athletes eBook

Today's college student-athletes face a wide variety of stressors as they enter the increasingly demanding intercollegiate athletic environment. Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student-Athletes, Second Edition, weaves current research findings, practical examples, and best practices to provide undergraduate and graduate student readers with the necessary tools to effectively and ethically address these issues as future practitioners.

Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student-Athletes

Today's college student-athletes face a wide variety of stressors as they enter the increasingly demanding intercollegiate athletic environment. Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student-Athletes, Second Edition, weaves current research findings, practical examples, and best practices to provide undergraduate and graduate student readers with the necessary tools to effectively and ethically address these issues as future practitioners.

Mary Jo Loughran

Dr. Mary Jo Loughran is a licensed psychologist and a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC) of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of Graduate Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the PsyD and MS programs in Counseling Psychology. She joined the Chatham faculty in 2005 and teaches courses in Ethics and Health Psychology.

Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life Guide

The companion workbook to Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life provides in-depth activities and exercises to develop and practice the relevant skills and concepts that are defined in the textbook. This workbook addresses skills development separately for adults and youth. Adults can review, learn, and practice life skills presented in Part I on their own or with a counselor, at their own pace. Part II is focused on presenting and practicing life skills concepts to youth individually, or in a group setting.  

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