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Dr. Steven Wininger

Dr. Steven Wininger
- Co-Department Head and Professor


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Sports Psychology Major

Florida State University, 1998                                    


Credentials and Consulting

My consulting experiences range from evaluation of K-12 educational programs to applied sport psychology consulting with little league, middle school, high school, college, and Olympic athletes. 




Research Interests

My research interests are in motivation and performance psychology within the contexts of exercise, sport, and performance. Central constructs of interest to me include attention/mindfulness, arousal/stress/anxiety, and goal setting. I utilize a range of methodologies including experiments, surveys, content analyses, and pedagogical evaluation. I also engage in survey research and content analyses related to common myths in psychology, specifically relating to cognition (e.g., learning styles or multi-tasking), motivation (e.g., praise or rewards), and stress.

Motivation Lab link: http://www.wku.edu/psychology/research/motivation/index.php


Research Supervision

I am willing to serve as director or serve on a committee for any of these types of projects: Psy 290, Psy 490, Honors, MA theses, Ed.S. Specialist Projects, Psy.D. Dissertations. 


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