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Dr. Steven Wininger
Dr. Steven Wininger
- Co-Department Head and Professor

Education Biography


Western Kentucky University, Professor, 2001-present

Nicholls State University, Assistant Professor, 2000-2001

University of North Florida, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998-2000


PhD, Florida State University, 1998Program: Educational Psychology Major: Sports Psychology

MA, WKU, 1995; Major: Applied Experimental Psychology

BA, Georgetown College, 1993; Majors: Psychology and Philosophy

Current Courses

PSY290/490, Supervised Study in Psychology

PSY340, Sport Psychology

PSY412, Psychology of Motivation and Emotion

PSY617, Reading and Understanding Statistics in Psychology

Current Research

Performance Anxiety

Development, validation, and utilization of a performance anxiety diagnostic for multiple contexts such as sport, education, and performing arts.

Goal Types

Examination of the impact of different goal types on attention, anxiety, and performance across multiple tasks such as basketball shooting, F1 racing video game, a plank task, and treadmill walking.

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