Sport Psychology Faculty Published in Journals, Books

Sport Psychology Program Chair, Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, and Research Director and core faculty member, Megan Byrd, have both been busy adding their voices to the sport psychology literature. Here’s a roundup of their latest contributions.

Dr. Pope-Rhodius co-authored the article titled, “The relationship between stress and coping in table tennis,” which was recently published in the Journal of Human Kinetics. JFKU Sport Psychology alum (and former European Table Tennis Champion) Dora Kurimay (MA, 2009) co-authored the piece as well.

Kurimay, D., Pope-Rhodius, A., & Kondric, M. (2017). The relationship between stress and coping in table tennis. Journal of Human Kinetics, 55, 75-81.

Dr. Pope-Rhodius also co-authored the article titled, “Elite gymnastics coaches??? perceptions of coaching athletes from different cultures,” which was recently published in the International Journal of Coaching Science. JFKU Sport Psychology alum Ikuko Sasaba (MA, 2011) as well as adjunct faculty member Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick also co-authored this piece.

Sasaba, I., Fitzpatrick, S.J., Pope-Rhodius, A., & Sakuma, H. (2017). Elite gymnastics coaches??? perceptions of coaching athletes from different cultures. International Journal of Coaching Science, 11(1), 15???30.

Professor Megan Byrd was published in The Peer Guide to Applied Sport Psychology for Consultants in Training as a co-author for chapter three: ???Recognizing, Understanding and Resolving Ethical Issues.”

Bryant, L., Byrd, M.M., Watson, J., & Etzel, E.F. (2017). Recognizing, Understanding and Resolving Ethical Issues. In M.W. Aoyagi, A. Poczwardowski, & J.L. Shapiro, The Peer Guide to Applied Sport Psychology for Consultants in Training. New York, NY: Routledge.

Professor Megan Byrd co-authored an article, “Saturday night’s alright for fighting: Analysis of criminal behavior during the SEC Football season,” recently publish??ed online in Deviant Behavior.

Coker-Cranney, A., Wooding, C.B., Byrd, M.M., & Kadushin, P.L. (2016). Saturday night’s alright for fighting: Analysis of criminal behavior during the SEC Football season. Deviant Behavior, pp. 1???14. doi:10.1080/01639625.2016.1197036