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Sport Psychology Lab

The Sport Psychology Laboratory provides facilities and equipment for teaching, research, and service roles of faculty and students interested in the psychological antecedents and consequences of sport performance. The laboratory layout supports didactic instruction, seminar discussion, motor learning laboratory experiences, as well as individualized consulting supervision. Recent scholarship conducted in the laboratory has focused on optimism, fear of failure, achievement motivation, coaching behavior, person perception accuracy, psychometrics, preperformance routines, psychology of injury, imagery, prayer, and music in sport. Service activities conducted in the laboratory include one-on-one consulting sessions and team training workshops and consultations for athletes and coaches.

Facilities and Equipment

Located on the Statesboro Campus in Hanner 2308, the Sport Psychology Laboratory consists of 3 rooms: instructional area, testing/consulting room and control/observation room. Equipment is available to measure fine, gross, simple and complex motor skills, as well as cognitive-affective factors associated with sport performance. The lab is also equipped with audio-visual equipment for imagery research and training. A Windows-based PC equipped with MS Office, SPSS 15.0, Amos 7.0, Dartfish, and nVivo is available for word processing, data acquisition and analysis, and laboratory based instructional units.

Sport Psychology Laboratory Training Programs

The following training programs are offered as service of the Sport Psychology Laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. Interested athletes and coaches are invited to contact the Sport Psychology Laboratory at 912-478-1994.

Individual Consultations

Individual consultations are available for athletes and/or coaches who desire individualized sessions focused on optimizing their mental approach to preparation and competition. Our central goals are to help performers achieve performance consistency, enhance their enjoyment of the sport experience, and maximize their personal development. The format of this training involves one-on-one sessions with a qualified consultant.

Team Workshops

Team workshops are interactive sessions conducted with teams or positions (i.e., pitchers, infielders, etc.) designed to assist athletes and coaches develop mental skills necessary to effectively handle competitive stress. Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, team building, goal setting, energy management, communication enhancement, attention control, imagery, leadership and routine development. The format of this training involves interactive group discussions led by a qualified consultant.

Last updated: 6/11/2021