Our Research

The Center conducts basic and applied research addressing race and gender inequality in sport, social conditions that impact minority health, and best practices for training and educating future sport and exercise psychology professions. The Center’s research projects include:

Carter, L., *Brooks, N., *Silburn, J., *Amaradio, C., & *Abalos, R. (2016). The Relationship Between Colorism and Media Representations of Professional African American Women Athletes.

*Souders, M., & Carter, L. (2016). Investigating Physical Self-Concept and Quality of Life in Student Veterans through Focus-Group Interviews.

Carter, L., & Davila, C. (2015-2016). Micro-aggressive Experiences Against Black Professionals in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Funded by the Adler University.  

Carter, L., & Rossi, A. (2014- 2016). Exploring Stress, Coping, and Physical Activity Among African American Women. Funded by the Association for Applied Sports Psychology Oglesby-Snyder Grant. 

*Student researcher 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Carter, L., & Davila, C. (2017). Is it because I’m Black: Micro-aggressive experiences against Black professionals in sport and exercise psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000145.

Brooks, N., Bieniek, F., Snow, S., Carter, L., & Bell, N. (2017). Playing to Win! A Sport-Based  Life Skills Intervention with Youth Soccer Players. Poster presentation presented at the Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Snow, S., Brooks, N., & Carter, L. (2017). Pause and Savor: The Benefits of Remembrance on Team Cohesion. Poster presentation presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology-HBCU Regional Conference, Atlanta, GA.

*Souders, M., & Carter, L. (2016). Investigating Physical Self-Concept and Quality of Life in Student Veterans through Focus-Group Interviews. Poster presentation presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Carter, L., & Rossi, A. (2016). Superwoman: Exploring Stress, Coping, and Physical Activity Among African American Women. Lecture presentation presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Carter, L., *Brooks, N., *Silburn, J., *Amaradio, C., & *Abalos, R. (2016). The Diva, The Beauty, and The Work Horse: The Relationship Between Colorism and Media   Representations of Professional African American Women Athletes. Poster presentation presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Carter, L., & *Snow, S. (2016). Using Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback to Address Performance Anxiety and Parent-Child Communication: A Case Study. Workshop presented at the annual Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, Chicago, IL.

*Souders, M., & Carter, L. (2016). Investigating Physical Self-Concept and Quality of Life in Student Veterans through Focus-Group Interviews. Roundtable discussion presented at   the annual Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, Chicago, IL.

Carter, L. (2015). Is it because I’m Black? Micro-aggressive experiences amongst Black professionals in sport and exercise psychology. Lecture as part of the symposium titled, “Voices from the Field: Recommendations for Multicultural Practice with Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Sport Psychology” presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference, Indianapolis, IN.