Research conducted by the members of the Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence broadly encompasses the inclusion of psychosocial constructs in elite sport performance and sport injury rehabilitation. More specifically, research topics include, but are not limited to:
- Integrated approaches to facilitating performance and decreasing injury risk among athletes, teams, and sport organizations
- Psychological aspects of rest and recovery in sport
- Assessment of psychosocial constructs in athlete populations
- Use of psychosocial strategies in sport injury rehabilitation and return to participation process
- Role of sport medicine professionals in psychosocial rehabilitation
- Benefits and practicalities of adopting an interprofessional approach to sport performance, injury rehabilitation, and return to participation
- Integrated approaches to understanding performance characteristics among tactical athletes (e.g., firefighters)
- The symbiotic relationship between talent identification and talent development in elite athletes
Magdaleno, A., & Meyer, B.B. (2023). A novel exploration of occupational recovery in Certified Mental Performance Consultants. The Sport Psychologist. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2022-0095.
Wahl, C. A., Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Meyer, B. B. (2023). Development of the assessment of recovery activities for athletes. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2023.2168727
Gnacinski, S. L., Nai, M., Brady, M., Meyer, B. B., & Newman, N. (2020). An examination of athletic trainers’ occupational recovery experiences during time after work. Journal of Athletic Training, 55(5), 532-537. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-26-18
Arvinen-Barrow, M., DeGrave, K., Pack, S. & Hemmings, B. (2019). Transitioning out of professional sport: The psychosocial impact of career-ending non-musculoskeletal injuries among male cricketers from England and Wales. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 13(4), 629-644. https://doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2017-0040
Clement, D. & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). Athletic trainers’ views and experiences of discussing psychosocial and mental health issues with athletes: An exploratory study. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 11(5), 213-224. https://doi.org/10.3928/19425864-20181002-01
Ford, J. & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). Exploring the use of psychological skills training interventions in a music domain: A systematic review. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 34(4), 222-229. https://doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2019.4033
Hess, C. W., Gnacinski, S. L., Meyer, B. B. (2019). A Review of the Sport-Injury and -Rehabilitation Literature: From Abstraction to Application. The Sport Psychologist, 33(3), 232-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2018-0043
Pack, S., Hemmings, B., Winter, S. & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). A preliminary investigation into the use of humor in sport psychology practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 31(4), 494-502. https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2018.1514428
Wahl, C. A., Gnacinski, S. L., Nai, M. M., Meyer, B. B. (2019). Psychological predictors of perceived stress and recovery in sport. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.
Wahl, C. A., Harris, B. S., Langdon, J. L., Riggs, A. J., Meyer, B. B. (2019). Goal orientation, motivational climate, and exercise as predictors of eating disorder risk factors among college students. Journal of American College Health, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1657431
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Maresh, N. & Earl-Boehm, J. (2020). Functional outcomes and psychological benefits of active video games in the rehabilitation of lateral ankle sprains: A case report. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 29(2), 213–224. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2017-0135
Ford, J., Vosloo, J., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2020). ‘Pouring everything that you are’: Musicians’ experiences of optimal performances. British Journal of Music Education, 37(2), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051720000078
Gnacinski, S. L., Nai, M. M., Brady, M., Meyer, B. B., Newman, N. (2020). An examination of athletic trainers’ occupational recovery experience during time after work.
Ildefonso, K., Blanton, J., Durwin, C., Arvinen-Barrow, M. & Kamphoff, C. (2020). A preliminary investigation into collegiate student-athletes’ attitudes towards athletic training and sport psychology consultants. The Journal of SPORT, 8(1), 55-75.
Pack, S., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Winter, S. & Hemmings, B. (2020). Sport Psychology Consultants’ Reflections on the Role of Humor: “It’s like having another skill in your arsenal”. The Sport Psychologist, 34(1), 54-61. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2018-0148
Clement, D. & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (in press). An investigation into former high school athletes’ experiences of a multidisciplinary approach to sport injury rehabilitation. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D. (Eds). (2019). The psychology of sport and performance injury: An interprofessional case-based approach. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Walker, N. (Eds.). (2019). Psychology of sport injury and rehabilitation. (Korean translation). Seoul: Sungshin Women’s University Press.
Recent Book Chapters
Clement, D., LaGuerre, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). Role of religion and spirituality in sport injury rehabilitation. In B. Hemmings, A. Parkes, & N. Watson (Eds.), Sport, psychology and Christianity: Welfare, performance and consultancy (pp. 71–86). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Ford, J., Johnson, R., Clement, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). Reactions to music performance injury rehabilitation: Brandon Jackson, a freshman music performance major. In M. Arvinen-Barrow & D. Clement. (Eds.). The psychology of sport and performance injury: An interprofessional case-based approach. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Ildefonso, K., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D. (2019). Reactions to a football injury: Adrian Jones, a freshman collegiate football player. In M. Arvinen-Barrow & D. Clement. (Eds.). The psychology of sport and performance injury: An interprofessional case-based approach. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Granquist, M. (2019). Psychosocial considerations for rehabilitation of the injured athletic patient. In W. Prentice (Ed.), Rehabilitation techniques for sports medicine and athletic training (7th. ed.). Thorofare, NJ : SLACK Incorporated.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Visek, A. J., & Barrow, A. (2020). Pidä hauskaa – have fun! In M. Sachs, L. Tashman, & S. Razon (Eds.), Performance excellence: Stories to make your endeavors a success. (pp. 146-149). Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman & Littlefield.
Clement, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2020). Psychosocial strategies for the different phases of sport injury rehabilitation. In A. Ivarsson & U. Johnson (Eds.), Psychological bases of sport injuries (4th ed.) (pp. 297-310). Morgantown, WV, USA: Fitness Information Technology.
Zike, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2020). Leaving sport with a spinal cord injury. In M. Sachs, L. Tashman, & S. Razon (Eds.), Performance excellence: Stories to make your endeavors a success. (pp. 75-77). Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman & Littlefield.