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University Distinguished Professor Deborah L. Feltz - Department of Kinesiology | Sport and Exercise Psychology
134 Intramural Sports Circle, Michigan State University, MI 48824
B.S., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, 1974
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1976
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1980
Self-efficacy in sport and physical activity, especially in youth, women, teams, and coaches. The psychosocial implications of youth sports.
Groups dynamics in health games.
Dr. Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor <Click for more details>
Current Doctoral Students:
Research Interests: Imagery use, cognitive science, exergames
Current projects: Health Games: does working out with a partner of a perceived different age or weight influence exercise behavior?
Research Interests: Athletic identity, government and student support services for Botswana athletes, the psychological effects of athlete injuries, and career transitions of injured athletes
Current projects: the use of non-monetary incentives as a motivational tool in sports
Research interests: Efficacy beliefs in group and dyad exercise settings
Current projects: Self-efficacy and exercise persistence in health games
Research interests: Urban, high school leadership and minority student-athletes; the role of the entourage (i.e., parents, coaches, and spouses) in elite athletes' post-sport transitions
Current projects: Investigating leadership in urban high schools to improve student-athlete achievement, understanding the role of the spouse in elite athlete retirement.
Research interests: Promotion of physical activity
Current projects: The effects of a charitable cause on physical activity motivation
Research interests: Social influence on exercise behavior
Current projects: Exergames with diverse populations
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Michigan State University
, East Lansing, MI 48824
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