Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Brandonn S. Harris


Professor of Kinesiology, Graduate Program Director, and Sport and Exercise Psychology Program Coordinator
Ph.D., West Virginia University
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 1103C
Phone: 912-478-7900
Fax: 912-478-0381


Georgia Southern Sport Psychology

Curriculum Vitae:



Research Interests:

  • Sport psychology
  • Coach and athlete burnout
  • Youth sport and the provision of sport psychology services to youth athletes
  • Professional and ethical issues in sport and exercise psychology


Visek, A.J., Achrati, S.M., Manning, H., McDonnell, K., Harris, B.S., & DiPetro, L. (in press). The fun integration theory: Towards sustaining children and adolescents sport participation. Journal of Physical Activity & Health.

Freakley, B., Czech, D., Harris, B.S., Burdette, G., & Biber, D. (in press). Old school, new school, or both: A qualitative analysis of NCAA men’s soccer coaches’ perceptions on leadership. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual.

Langdon, J.L., Schlote, R.J., Harris, B.S, Burdette, G., & Rothberger, S. (in press). Effects of a training program to enhance autonomy supportive behaviors among youth soccer coaches. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise.

Harris, B.S., & Watson, J.C. (2014). Developmental considerations in youth athlete  burnout: A model for youth sport participants. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 81, 1-18.

Fallon, E.A., Harris, B.S., & Johnson, P. (2014). Prevalence of body dissatisfaction among a United States Adult Sample. Eating Behaviors, 15, 151-158. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2013.11.007

Biber, D., Czech, D., Harris, B.S., & Melton, B. (2013). Attraction to physical activity of generation Z: A mixed-methodological approach. Open Journal of Preventative Medicine, 3, 310-319. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2013.33042

Harris, B.S., Blom, L.C., & Visek, A.J. (2013). Assessment in youth sport psychology consultations: Practical issues and best practice guidelines. The Sport Psychologist, 27, 201-211. 

Visek, A.J., Harris, B.S., & Blom, L.C. (2013). Mental training with youth sport teams: Developmental considerations and best practice recommendations. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 4, 45-55. doi: 10.1080/21520704.2012.733910

Blom, L.C., Visek, A.J., & Harris, B.S. (2013). Triangulation in youth sport: Healthy partnerships with parents, coaches, and sport psychology practitioners. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 4, 86-96. doi: 10.1080/21520704.2012.763078.

Johnson, P., Fallon, E.A., & Harris, B.S., & Burton, B. (2013). Integrating body  satisfaction and the transtheoretical model for physical activity behavior change. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 10, 163-174.

Harris, B.S., & Watson, J.C. (2011). Self-determination theory and Coakley’s 
unidimensional identity model: An evaluation of relevant measures for the assessment of youth sport burnout. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 5, 117-133.

Ryan, S.W., Carlstrom, A.H., Hughey, K.F., & Harris, B.S.  (2011). From boots to books: Applying Schlossberg’s model to the transition of today’s American veterans to higher education. NACADA Journal, 31, 55-63.

Watson, J.C., Harris, B.S., & Martens, M.P. (2010). Collegiate athletes’ drinking behaviors: A comparison of Division I and II universities. Academic Athletic Journal, 21, 63-88.

Harris, B.S., & Visek, A.J. (2010). Off the playing field and into the classroom: Evidence for implementing applied sport psychology courses on college campuses. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 25, 105-124.

Visek, A.J., Watson, J.C., Hurst, J.R., Maxwell, J.P., & Harris, B.S. (2010). Athletic identity and aggressive behavior: A cross-cultural analysis. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 81, 99-116.

Harris, B.S., & Smith, M.L. (2009). The influence of motivational climate and goal orientation on burnout: An exploratory analysis among division I collegiate student-athletes. Athletic Insight, 1(2), 36-59.

Visek, A.J., Harris, B.S., & Blom, L.C. (2009). Doing sport psychology: A youth sport consulting model for practitioners. The Sport Psychologist, 23, 271-291.

Harris, B.S., & Ostrow, A.C. (2007). Coach and athlete burnout: The role of coaches’ decision-making style. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 2, 393-412. 

Watson, J., Clement, D., Harris, B., Leffingwell, T., & Hurst, J. (2006). Teacher-practitioner dual role issues in sport psychology. Ethics and Behavior, 16, 41-59.

Visek, A.J., Harris, B.S., & Blom, L.C. (2006). Breaking into youth sport: Doing sport psychology with young athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 28, S187. 

Harris, M.A., Harris, B.S., & Mertlich, D. (2005). In-home family therapy for adolescents  with poorly controlled diabetes: Failure to maintain benefits at 6-month follow-up. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30, 683-688.

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP)

Member of the American Psychological Association

National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors

Listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry 

Last updated: 8/20/2020

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