Sport and Exercise Psychology

Thomas D. Raedeke and Alan L. Smith met in 1993 at the University of Oregon, where they shared an office as graduate students in the Department of Exercise and Movement Science. Their mutual interests in motivational processes in sport led to their later collaboration on the development of the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ), which built from Raedeke’s doctoral dissertation research on commitment and burnout in adolescent swimmers. That work received awards in 1995 from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Sport Psychology Academy and in...

Marc Sagal is Chief Operating Officer of Enhanced Performance Systems (EPS).

Robert M. Nideffer received his PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1971.

Michael Bar-Eli, PhD, is a tenured full professor in the Department of Business Administration, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management (GGFBM), and holds the Nat Holman Chair in Sports Research at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Jonathan N. Metzler is Assistant Professor of Health & Kinesiology and Co-Coordinator of the sport psychology graduate program at Georgia Southern University.

Bart Lerner, PhD, is currently the academic dean at West Coast University. He received his doctoral degree in sport behavior and his master’s degree in counseling from West Virginia University, and a second master's degree in kinesiology at the University of Maryland.

John M. Silva, Ph.D. is a professor of sport psychology in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Bar-Eli is an associate professor in the Department of Business Administration in the School of Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,

Whitney Sedgwick, PhD, R. Psych., is a psychologist at the University of British Columbia’s Counselling Services. Prior to this, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Human Kinetics at UBC where she conducted research (primarily on body image) and taught courses in sport psychology. Her research interests include the development of expertise, in both athletes and the practitioners who work with them. Whitney has a master’s degree in sport psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology. She has taught sport science and psychology courses at universities throughout North America. Whitney has also worked as a sport psychology consultant for nine years, including a year at I.N.S.E.P., the French National Sport Institute, in Paris, France. Whitney was a candidate for the Canadian National Rowing team as a coxswain. With a competitive running background, she looks forward to more triathlon racing in the future.

Joe Baker, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University, Toronto, Canada. His PhD research examined physiological and psychological components of expertise in Ironman triathletes. Joe has been a triathlete and ultra-runner for more than 15 years, racing triathlon distances from sprint to Ironman. He has published articles on the requirements of successful performance in journals such as the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Applied Cognitive Psychology, and has presented his research at academic conferences around the world. In 2000, Joe was a winner of the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award by the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology.