Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology focuses on not only the mental health of athletes and performers but also the mental strategy that athletes use in order to perform at an optimal level in their chosen realm. With the “mental game” being such a large part of sport and performance, there has been a recent push to make sport psychology a more widespread facet of the game as well as a surge in teams that have equipped themselves with experts who can work with their athletes and performers. Research in this area is very widespread and includes substance abuse in athlete populations, different mental health issues in athlete populations, methods for improving performance, and team dynamics.

Lead Researcher:
Brad Donohue, Ph.D.
bradley.donohue@unlv.edu
https://www.unlv.edu/people/bradley-donohue

Researchers

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BenningStephen
Assistant Professor
Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
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DonohueBradleyProfessorPsychology
College of Liberal Arts
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EddyBrandon
Assistant Professor
Couple & Family Therapy Program
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GrayPeterProfessorAnthropology
College of Liberal Arts
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KopecDak
Associate Professor
Architecture
College of Fine Arts
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OtooleBrendan
Professor and Chair
Mechanical Engineering
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
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PomirleanuNadia
Associate Professor
Business
Lee Business School
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SchollmeierPaulProfessorPhilosophy
College of Liberal Arts