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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
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Georgia Southern Sport Psychology


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: 6/8/2021