Department of Psychology - Faculty
- 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.
- PSY 340 Sport Psychology
- PSY 412 Psychology of Motivation & Emotion
- PSY 290/490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
- PSY 617 Reading and Understanding Statistics in Psychology
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
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.