Robert Weinberg, PhD



Scholarly and Professional Focus:

Sport and Exercise Psychology. Specific focus on mental preparation, goal setting, arousal regulation, motivation, attentional focus, and confidence.


Selected Publications:  

Over 125 refereed publications, 7 books, 20 book chapters.
Some selected examples


Weinberg, R. Tennis: Winning the Mental Game. Zimman Publications, 2002.

Silva and Weinberg, Psychological Foundations of Sport and Exercise. Human Kinetics, 1984

Weinberg, R. The Mental Advantage: Developing your psychological skills in tennis. Human Kinetics Press, 1988.

Weinberg, R., & Richardson, P. Psychology of Officiating. Human Kinetics Press, 1990.

Weinberg, R., & Gould, D.(1995;1999;2003) Psychological Foundations in Sport and Exercise, Champaign, IL. 2nd edition, Human Kinetics Press.

Burton, D., Weinberg, R., Yukelson, D., & Weigand, D. (1998). The goal effectiveness dilemma in sport:: Surveying collegiate athletes to identify their most effective goal setting practices. The Sport Psychologist, 12, 404-418

Anshel, M., & Weinberg, R. (1999) Coping styles and cultural differences among basketball referees following stressful events. Journal of Sport Behavior22, 141-.

Weinberg, R., Tenenbaum, G., McKenzie, A., Grove, J. R., Jackson, S., & Anshel, M. (2000). Motives for participation in sport and physical activity: A cross cultural comparison. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 31, 321-346

Giacobbi, P., & Weinberg, R. (2000). Coping in sport: Individual differences and situation specificity. The Sport Psychologist, 14, 42-62

Weinberg, R. , Burton, D., Yukelson, D., & Weigand, D. (2000). Perceived goal setting practices Olympic athletes: An exploratory investigation. The Sport Psychologist, 14, 275-297.

Munroe, K., Hall, C., Weinberg, R., & Giacobbi, P. (2000). The four W's of imagery use: Where, when, what and how, The Sport Psychologist, 14, 119-137

Theodorakis, Y., Weinberg, R., Natsis, P., Douma, I., & Kazakas, P. (2000). The effects of motivational versus instructional self talk on improving motor performance. The Sport Psychologist, 14, 253-272.

Green, S., & Weinberg, R. (2001)). Relationships among athletic identity, coping skills, social support, and the psychologcal impact of injury. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 13, 40-59


Courses Taught:  

GraduatePHS 632 Foundations of Sport Psychology
PHS 634/553.H Social Psychology of Sport
PHS 633 Psychological Interventions in Sport
PHS 553 Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
PHS 610 Internships in Sport StudiesUndergraduate
PHS 337 Psychology of Coaching
PHS 380 Mental Skills for Sport and Life (Honors)
PHS 180 Psychology of Performance Excellence (Honors)
PHS 375 Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology
PHS 402 Critical Reflections on the Practices of Health and Physical Culture


Honors and Awards:  

Past-President - Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
Past-President -North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
Past-President - Sport Psychology Academy -AAHPERDVoted one of the 10 top sport psychologists in North America by colleagues
Fellow -Division 47 -American Psychological Association
Fellow -Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
Member -American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical EducationRegents Professor, Regents Faculty Lecturer, and Toulouse
Scholar -University of North Texas


Notable Service Accomplishments:  

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Editorial Board - The Sport Psychologist
Editorial Board - Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Editorial Board -International Journal of Sport Psychology
Editorial Board Psychology of Sport and Exercise Journal


To Contact:  
Phone: 513 529-2728
Address: PHS Department, Phillips Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056


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