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Dr. Leeja Carter and Professor Carlos Davila Publish Paper on Racial Microaggressions

Dr. Leeja Carter and Professor Carlos Davila (of Long Island University-Brooklyn) recently published their paper titled, “Is It Because I’m Black? Microaggressive Experiences Against Black Professionals in Sport and Exercise Psychology” in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. If you are interested in viewing the article, below is more information. Full…

Book Launch: A Poet’s Journey – Bon Voyage

Come out and support our Give community partner, Samirya Osbourne founder of Heart 2 Heart, at her book launch event for "A Poet’s Journey – Bon Voyage.” "A Poet’s Journey – Bon Voyage” is a collection of invigorating poetic expressions. Each poem and technique represents a milestone throughout the poet’s journey…

2017 Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference @Temple University

We at Temple University would like to invite you to the 19th Annual Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, in partnership with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Regional Conference programs, to be held at Temple’s campus in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st 2017. NASP will feature a wide variety of…

Niteesa Brooks and Shydia Snow Present at 2017 AASP-HBCU Sport Psychology Conference

The annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s Historically Black College/University conference was held at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Niteesa Brooks and Shydia Snow had the opportunity to present their poster presentation titled, “Pause and Savor: The Benefits of Remembrance and Team Cohesion.” Both Brooks and Snow described the conference…

Colorism and Media Representations of Professional African American Women Athletes Study!

PEAKers shared their findings from the study titled: “The Relationship Between Colorist and Media Representations of Professional African American Women Athletes” at the 2016 Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This study examined differences in sports news reporting of African American women athletes of varying skin tones. Four students assisted…

Mike Souders Presents Findings From Student-Veteran Study

Mike Souders, PEAK's Lead Research Assistant, shared findings from his study titled: "Investigating Physical Self-Concept and Quality of Life in Student Veterans" at the 2016 Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The presentation shared findings from a focus-group study assessing student veterans’ perceptions of physical activity, physical self-concept, and student…