Sport and Exercise Psychology program had five current students attend the annual
Applied Association for Sport Psychology conference this fall at the beginning
of October. To read more about the
presentations presented by our students at the conference, scroll down to the
highlights about work done by our current second year students this past summer:
Akpan was working on two research projects: The Exercise and Cognition Study
and the Adult Fitness Study. He worked
on these projects under the tutelage of Dr. Selen Razon and with help from doctoral
student Brian Foster and senior undergraduate Reggie Moore. He was also assisting
with the Values Through Sports Program by preparing materials for the upcoming
year and the Immersive Learning Class through Building Better Communities here
at Ball State.
Stonecypher worked in an internship as an associate of Dr. Rob Bell, CC-AASP.
The internship focused on writing articles about psychological skills training
for STACK magazine, organizing and presenting mental toughness workshops to
athletes and coaches, and networking with other related businesses and training
facilities to establish mental toughness programs available in the
McGary worked with Dr. Hurley on both of her research projects that focused on
older adult exercise participants. Both
studies investigated how these individuals evaluated themselves and their
abilities related to exercise participation.
Sink worked in collaboration with SEP grad Ben Burkett on preparing material for
a Unique Athlete Program to present to coaches at the World Baseball Academy in
Ft. Wayne, IN. In July they traveled to
the facility, and they presented them with information regarding individual learning
styles and different types of coach feedback for athletes.
Kaiser traveled with the U.S. Paralympic Team all over the U.S. and Europe
competing in a number of tennis matches.
She played in their Davis Cup/Fed Cup called World Team Cup in Antalya,
Turkey on their Women's Team. Then she went to France, Poland, and Czech Republic
where she went undefeated in singles and doubles.
Cooper, a third year in the program, spent the summer working as a counselor at
the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis.
He worked with wounded veterans through the means of
groups and one-on-one sessions focusing on performance enhancement in the
workplace as well as vocational rehabilitation for any disabilities acquired
during their service. He also analyzed the data from his research in
Jordan, which focused on discovering the impact that the Soccer
for Peace and Development program had upon its participants.
other news regarding our faculty, Dr. Selen Razon and Shannon Powers were
awarded an immersive grant for a group of undergraduate students to go to the
Buley Center in Muncie this fall to teach Zumba and better nutritional habits
to interested participants from the community.
Dr. Razon is administering pre and post scales to the participants to
measure any changes/improvements in their psychological well being (i.e.
self-efficacy, physical self-description, perceived quality of health, mood
states) as a result of program participation.
spring of 2013, Dr. Lindsey Blom went on WISHTV to discuss the events at the
Boston Marathon with Julie Patterson and Circle City Go Girls as runners were
gearing up for the Indy Mini Marathon. She also gave some tips on how to
prepare mentally for a long distance race.
Emmy Kaiser, a second year SEP student, was in London last summer sompeting for the united State in the Paralympic Games. Click here to see a picture of her and Dr. Judge sharing a Ball State moment all the way in London. Congrats on a great performance Emmy! Check out more of her story, Kaiser's Tennis Dream.
Congratulations to Jacob Cooper for his work to receive a $10,000 Cohen Peace Fellowship grant to conduct his project entitled, "Soccer for Peace in Jordan: A Qualitative Analysis of Program Effect.".
Dr. Blom’s Soccer for Peace and Understanding in Jordan was a success! You can check out her work by visiting the project’s Facebook page.
Four current students
presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
Conference in New Orleans, LA this year.
Three students presented at the poster session over topics of Personality Predictors of Adherence to
Clinic-Based Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction, Experience in Sport
Performance, the Practice of Imagery and the Effect of Both on Performance
Anxiety, and Graduate Study In Sport
and Exercise Psychology: Lessons Learned From the Student Perspective. One student assisted Dr. Blom in a lecture
presentation about Soccer for Social
Change: The Results of a Cultural Exchange with Jordanian Coaches.
Upcoming fall 2013 conferences that SEP students plan to attend:
Conferences attended during the 2012 2013 year included:
Now SEP grads Brian Foster
and Erica Pasquini presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Conference in Atlanta, GA in 2012. Click here to see a picture of our group in attendance. Pictures from left to right: Dr. Razon, Ben Burkett, Brian Foster, Will Drumright, Erica Pasquini, and Dr. Blom.
We are excited to
announce that Akanimo Akpan, a second year in the program, was selected to receive
the Midwest District Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship Award through AAHPERD
(American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance). Congratulations
on your great work Akanimo!
We want to send out a big congratulations to Mike Stout, a BSU SEP alumnus, who just accepted a position as a Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert (MRT - PE). He will be employed through DCS (Digital Consulting Services) and will be working with the U.S. Military Soldiers out of the Fort Knox. We wish you the best Mike!
The Sport and Exercises Psychology program faculty presented two awards for the 2012-2013 academic year. The award for Program Researcher of the Year was given to Erica Pasquini and the award for Practitioner of the year was given to Will Drumright. Each year everyone in the program does excellent work, but congrats to these two onan exceptional job well done.
Brian Foster, now an
SEP grad, was a co-recipient of the Korsgaard Outstanding Graduate Student
award for the 2012-2013 academic year. Awesome job Brian!
We are proud to
announce that two of our 2013 grads were accepted into doctoral programs. A big
congratulations goes to Brian Foster on his acceptance into the Sport
Psychology doctoral program at Florida State University and to Erica Pasquini
on her acceptance into the Human Health Performance doctoral program at the
University of Southern Mississippi. We wish them well!
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