Sport and Exercise Psychology

Racism in College Athletics

Intercollegiate sport has historically been a source of frustration for and discrimination against African American athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators, and yet is a place of courage and achievement for those who have been given the opportunity to play, coach, and administer college sports. However, for full opportunity and equality to be achieved for African Americans in college sports, a number of issues must still be resolved.

Racism in College Athletics, 4th Edition

Intercollegiate sport has historically been a source of frustration for and discrimination against African American athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators, and yet is a place of courage and achievement for those who have been given the opportunity to play, coach, and administer college sports. However, for full opportunity and equality to be achieved for African Americans in college sports, a number of issues must still be resolved.

Group Dynamics in Sport

Group Dynamics in Sport, 5th edition, provides readers with the most current theories and practices of group dynamics in sport teams. In this updated edition, each chapter identifies and discusses key theoretical concepts of group dynamics and offers extensive and relevant examples that reinforce the principles covered. Topics include:

Andreas Ivarsson

Andreas Ivarsson, PhD, is an assistant professor in sport and exercise psychology at Halmstad University in Sweden. He is also currently working as a sport psychology consultant with athletes from different team sports. His research interests include psychological aspects related to sport injuries and sport performance, psychological predictors of drop-out from youth sport, and statistical and methodological aspects within psychological research.

Urban Johnson

Urban Johnson, PhD, is a professor in sport and exercise psychology at Halmstad University in Sweden. He is also the appointed research leader for the research group "Sustainable sport and physical activity" at the Centre for Research on Well-being, Health and Sport at Halmstad University and a member of the research board at the Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports in Stockholm. His research interests include psychological aspects of sports injuries; leadership and coaching in sport; and applied sport psychology.

Mark Eys

Mark Eys, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology (joint) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Eys is the Laurier Research Chair in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity (2019-present), and he previously held a Tier II Canada Research Chair (2009-2019).

M. Blair Evans

M. Blair Evans, PhD, joined the Kinesiology Department at Penn State in 2015 in his current role as an assistant professor. His educational pathway includes doctoral studies in social psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University (2014), along with Master’s education from the University of Lethbridge and undergraduate education from Laurentian University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Alex Benson

Alex Benson, PhD, joined the department of psychology at Western University as an assistant professor in 2017, bridging the cluster areas of industrial/organizational psychology and social, personality and developmental psychology. He completed his formal education at Wilfrid Laurier University, beginning with a BSc and MSc in kinesiology before going on to complete his doctoral studies in social psychology. He was awarded a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship to investigate group dynamics in youth sport teams at Nipissing University.

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