Gloria B. Solomon

Gloria B. Solomon, Ph.D., CC – AASP

Educational Background

  • PhD (1993), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, Sport Psychology and Sport Sociology
  • MS (1987), University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Sport Psychology
  • BS (1985), University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Sport Psychology

Certification

Association of Applied Sport Psychology: Certified Consultant (#122)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate: Foundations of Kinesiology, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology
  • Graduate: Research Methods in Kinesiology, Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Psychology of Youth Sport, Applied Sport Psychology

Recent Publications

Solomon, G.B. (in press). The assessment of athletic ability at the Junior College level. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.

Lobinger, B.H., & Solomon, G.B. (in press). An interpretive assessment of athlete’s perceptions: Psychological demands of pole vaulting. Athletic Insight.

Solomon, G.B. (2008). The assessment of athletic ability in intercollegiate sport: Instrument construction and validation. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3, 509-521.

Solomon, G.B. (2008). Expectations and perceptions as predictors of coaches’ feedback in three competitive contexts. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletics in Education, 2, 161-179.

Solomon, G.B., & Rhea, D.J. (2008). Sources of expectancy information among college coaches: A qualitative test of expectancy theory. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3, 251-268.

Selected Presentations

Becker, A.J., & Solomon, G.B. (September, 2009). Teaching sport psychology:
Experiential activities and application assignments. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Park, G.P., Hays, K.F., & Solomon, G.B. (September, 2009). Positive psychology for optimal sport performance. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Solomon, G.B., Lobinger, B.H., Mollet, A., & Roberts, M. (September, 2009). Sources of expectancy information among coaches: A cross cultural investigation. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Arceo, A., & Solomon, G.B. (September, 2008). Focus routines in free throw shooting. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Solomon, G.B. (November, 2008). Cross cultural lessons from a sabbatical abroad. Western Society for the Physical Education of College Women Conference, Pacific Grove, California.

Solomon, G.B. (October, 2007). Perceptual flexibility and expectancy sources among college coaches. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Solomon, G.B., & Becker, A.J. (October, 2006). Mental training strategies for the rookie sport psychology consultant. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) Conference, Miami, Florida.

Becker, A.J., & Solomon, G.B. (October, 2005). The cutting edge: Integrating technology into teaching and consulting. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Awards

  • Professional Development Award, WSPECW, Fall 2008
  • Professional Development Award, WSPECW, Fall, 2005
  • Research Fellow, Center for Health and Human Services Research, Fall, 2002
  • Images of Excellence, Faculty Award, Department of Athletics, Spring, 2002
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Elected to Fellow Status, 2001
  • Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Elected to Fellow Status, 1999

Grants

Solomon, G.B. (2008). Sources of expectancy information among coaches: A cross cultural investigation. Western Society for the Physical Education of College Women Professional Development Award. Awarded: $1,000.

Solomon, G.B., & Raingruber, B.J. (2004). Motivating youth through the words of professional female athletes. College of Health and Human Services Pilot Grant Program, California State University, Sacramento. Awarded: $6,917.

Solomon, G.B. (2003). Sources of expectancy information among college coaches: Developing competent leaders. Western Society for the Physical Education of College Women Professional Development Award. Awarded: $500.

Solomon, G.B. (2002). Sources of expectancy information among college coaches: Instrument construction and validation. Research and Creative Activity Award Program, California State University, Sacramento. Awarded: $2,480.

Solomon, G.B. (1999). Sources of expectancy information among college coaches: A qualitative test of expectancy theory. TCU Research and Creative Activities Fund Grant Proposal. Awarded: $2,800.

Editorial Board Member

  • The Sport Psychologist, 2001 – present
  • Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 2005 – present
  • International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 2009 – present

Elected Offices

  • Publications and Information Division Head: Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), January, 2009-September, 2010
  • Member at Large, Western Society for the Physical Education of College Women (WSPECW), 2007-2008
  • Secretary, Western Society for the Physical Education of College Women(WSPECW), 2005-2007