Sport & Exercise Psychology Lab

Take the lead on enhancing performance through cognitive and behavior skills training.

The overall goal of the sport and exercise psychology lab is to examine psychological factors that are associated with participation and performance in sport, exercise, and other achievement-oriented activities. Scientific knowledge must be integrated with the knowledge gained from professional practice.

Students in the lab examineperceived effort from a psychophysiological perspective. More specifically, how attention allocation and perception of effort can influence exercise adherence and responses to perceived effort in children. Students conduct research on the effects of physical activity on individuals with hidden disabilities (e.g. specific learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder). Additionally, students are active in a variety of applied sport psychology research.