News Archive

Read articles, stories, and announcements about the activities and achievements of the Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence’s faculty, staff, and students.

Dr. Trent A. Petrie and doctoral student Troy Moles spent a day and a half working with the athletes and coaches at Kenyon College to help them refine their mental approach to training and performing. Through large and small group presentations and meetings, they introduced the athletes and...

Lauren Talbott and Alex Auerbach, doctoral students in the Psychology Department’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program (with a specialization in sport psychology) joined the Center’s staff this fall.  Ms. Talbott comes to the Center after receiving her master’s degree in counseling...

Dr. Trent Petrie, Center Director and past-President of Division 47 of the American Psychological Association (APA) was named Fellow at the 2013 annual APA Convention that was held July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu, HI.  Dr. Petrie was awarded the Fellow status for his research in the areas...

Dr. Trent Petrie and Center staff members (Troy Moles, Joey Ramaeker, Alexandra Thompson, Kayla Carrigan, Shelly Sheinbein, Bailey Tackett, Justine Chatterton, and Brian Yu) presented their research findings at the 2013 APA Convention that was held July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu, HI.  The...

Dr. Trent Petrie delivered his presidential address for Division 47 (exercise and sport psychology) of the American Psychological Association at the annual convention, which was held July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu, HI.  In his speech, entitled ‘What Psychology Can Teach Us About Being A...

The Center’s staff has published new Performance Notes, which can be found at https://sportpsych.unt.edu/resources/athletes/30. The notes are short overviews of important sport psychology topics that include ideas...

Dr. Trent Petrie, Center Director, and Center staff Troy Moles, Joey Ramaeker, Bailey Tacket, Alexandra Thompson, Kayla Carrigan, Justine Chatterton, and Shelly Sheinbein have had numerous research papers accepted for the 2013 annual convention of the American Psychological Association, which...

The Center and its affiliated training program in sport psychology through the Department of Psychology’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program was nominated for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Exercise and Sport Psychology within Division 47 (Exercise and Sport...

Drs. Trent Petrie, Scott Martin, Craig Neumann, and Cary Anderson along with doctoral students Troy Moles, Joey Ramaeker, and Jay Deiters presented their findings from three separate studies at the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology that was held in Atlanta, GA on...

Drs. Trent A. Petrie, Scott Martin, and Christy Greenleaf along with doctoral students Troy Moles, Joey Ramaeker, Nick Beck, and Justine Chatterton presented their findings from four separate studies at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Orlando FL, August 1...

Research by Drs. Trent A. Petrie, Scott Martin, and Christy Greenleaf was cited Science Daily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120803102933....

Harlan Austin, M.A., Center for Sport Psychology Staff member, has received a predoctoral internship placement with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health for the 2012-2013 year.  He will be providing psychological services to...

The Center’s staff is working with MJP to provide mental skills training to the athletes who are preparing for the 2012 NFL combine that will take place in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil Stadium, February 22-28.  Combine training is an extensive six-week regimen in which the athletes prepare...

Drs. Arian Machin and Carly Anderson, recent graduates from UNT's Counseling Psychology program (with a specialization in sport psychology), achieved the status of Certified Sport Consultant at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) at...

Drs. Trent A. Petrie and Christy Greenleaf will be attending and presenting their research at the 25th annual AASP Conference being held September 20-24 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Greenleaf serves on the AASP executive committee and will be on hand as one of the organizers of the conference. She...

Dr. Carly Anderson, in conjunction with her husband, Dr. Justin Anderson, has been hired as the sport psychologists for the University of Minnesota Athletic Departments. Drs. Anderson, through...

Center faculty member Dr. Christy Greenleaf was interview by WFAA Channel 8 news in response to an incident involving a parent and an umpire at a recent youth baseball game. Dr. Greenleaf, an expert in children and sport, shared her insight on what occurred and why the punishment for the...

Center Director, Dr. Trent Petrie, was elected President of Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. His three-year term begins at this year's conference in August. Dr. Petrie has served previously on the Division 47 Executive Board as both the...

Center staff members Troy Rieck and Justine Chatterton will provide leadership training for student athletes at Denton High School during June 2011.  The six-hour workshop is designed to help athletes understand and assess their personal characteristics associated with leadership.  In...

UNT Center for Sport Psychology doctoral students Matt Atkins and Laura Dipasquale were awarded internships as part of the APPIC process. APPIC is the national organization that oversees the match process between internship sites and doctoral students in counseling, clinical, and school...

Center doctoral student Justine Chatterton, M.S., and faculty, Dr. Trent Petrie, had their research on male athletes and body image featured in an article recently published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Supported by a grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the...

Drs. Trent A. Petrie and Christy Greenleaf's book chapter entitled 'Male and Female Athletes With Eating Disorders,' appeared in the Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology (2011).  In the chapter, they discuss the prevalence and identification of eating disorders among athletes, and...

In November, the UNT Center for Sport Psychology staff will renew its annual collaboration with the DISD middle schools. The staff will be out at the middle schools during different weeklong periods between November 2010 and March 2011 to assist the PE teachers in administering the FITNESSGRAM...

Drs. Scott Martin, Christy Greenleaf, and Trent Petrie co-authored and/or co-presented their research at the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, which was held in Providence, RI, October 26-30, 2010.  Dr. Petrie's former student, Dr. Carly Anderson, received...

In an article published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (2010, Vol 81 (3), S65-S74), the study examined the associations between self-esteem, depression, physical self-concept, and body satisfaction on meeting the FITNESSGRAM(r) healthy fitness zone (HFZ) for body composition and...

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