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…

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…

College Life Study!

The College Life Study has been ongoing since the Fall, 2015. This study was funded by the Department of Justice and is a national study with ten other universities. LIU has had the honor of participating in this study, receiving an extension on our site grant to continue our research until April 30th, 2016.…

Congrats to Niteesa!

A HUGE congrats to PEAK Intern Niteesa Brooks who is a recipient of the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics. This award is in the amount of $7500.00! Niteesa worked tirelessly on this award application and huge congrats to her for receiving it!