Barbara B. Meyer, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Health Education, Counseling Psychology, and Human Performance, Michigan State University, 1991
- M.A., Health Education, Counseling Psychology, and Human Performance, Michigan State University, 1988
- B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1986
- Applied Sport Psychology
- Integrated Human Performance
- Intersections of Talent Identification and Talent Development
Interests & Expertise
Dr. Meyer’s line of research is designed to create knowledge that informs the practice of sport psychology, thereby helping sport psychology professionals to facilitate the development and maintenance of peak performance among elite athletes, teams, and sport organizations. Most of her research projects are borne out of the need to identify solutions to the real life concerns of elite performers. Ongoing research examines (a) the symbiotic relationship between talent identification and talent development in elite athletes, (b) integrated human performance, and (c) assessment of psychosocial constructs in athlete populations. Dr. Meyer’s prior focused on emotional intelligence in sport as well as the use of experiential education to enhance the performance of athletes and teams.
Massey, W. V., Meyer, B. B., & Naylor, A. H. (2013). Towards a grounded theory of self-regulation in mixed martial arts. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 14, 12-20.
Massey, W. V., Meyer, B. B., & Hatch, S. J. (2011). The Transtheoretical Model: Examining Readiness for Psychological Skills Training. Journal of Performance Psychology, 2, 3-22.
Fletcher, T. B., & Meyer, B. B. (2009). Cohesion and women’s collegiate volleyball: A study of adventure based counseling. Journal of Humanistic Education & Development, 48, 173-194.
Lane, A. M., Meyer, B. B., Devonport, T. J., Davies, K., Thelwell, R., Gill, G. S., Diehl, C., Wilson, M., Weston, N. (2009). Validity of the Emotional Intelligence Scale for use in Sport. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 8, 289-295.
Davis, N. W., & Meyer, B. B. (2009). A comparison of computer assisted and manual methods of qualitative data analysis. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 21, 116-124.
Kania, M. A., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (2009). Personal and environmental characteristics predicting burnout among certified athletic trainers employed at NCAA institutions. Journal of Athletic Training, 44(1), 58-66.
Davis, N. W., & Meyer, B. B. (2008). When sibling becomes competitor: A qualitative analysis of same-sex sibling competition in elite sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20, 220-235.
Meyer, B. B., & Fletcher, T. B. (2007). Emotional intelligence: A theoretical overview and implications for research and professional practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 19, 1-15.
Meyer, B. B., Merkur, A., Ebersole, K. T., & Massey, W. V. (in press). The realities of working in elite sport. What they didn’t teach you in graduate school. In G. Whyte & A. M. Lane (Eds.), Applied sport science and medicine: Case studies from practice.
Meyer, B. B., Cashin, S. E., & Massey, W. V. (2012). The equivalence of online and paper-pencil measures of emotional intelligence. In A. DiFabio (Ed.), Emotional intelligence: New perspectives and applications (pp. 183-194). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech
Lemley, K., & Meyer, B. B. (2009). Fibromyalgia. In G.E. Moore & L.E. Durstine (Eds.), ACSM’s Exercise management for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities (pp. 239-245). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Fletcher, T., Cole, M. E., Meyer, B.B. (2008). Disordered eating. In Mensch, J. & Miller, G.M. (Eds.), The athletic trainer's guide to psychosocial intervention and referral. Thorofare, NJ:Slack.
Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (2007). The role of intra-individual responses to injury rehabilitation: The case of a repeat ACL injury. In D. Pargman (Ed.), Psychological bases of sport injuries (3rd edition, pp. 351-365). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology, Inc.
Meyer, B. B., & Zizzi, S. (2007). Emotional intelligence in sport: Conceptual, methodological, and applied issues. In A.M. Lane (Ed.), Mood and human performance: Conceptual, measurement, and applied issues (pp. 131-154). London: Nova Science Publishers.
Papers and Presentations at Academic & Professional Meetings
Meyer, B. B., Massey, W. V., & Gnacinski, S. L. (2012). Operationalizing the symbiotic relationship between talent identification and talent development in elite sport. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Atlanta, GA, USA, October 6.
Massey, W. V., & Meyer, B. B. (2011). A grounded theory to performance excellence in mixed martial arts. Abstract Accepted for Presentation at Annual meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Honolulu, HI, USA, September 20-23.
Hatch, S. J., Massey, W. V., & Meyer, B. B. (2011). The psychological requirements of American Football officials: A descriptive study. Abstract Accepted for Presentation at Annual meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Honolulu, HI, USA, September 20-23.
Massey, W. V., & Meyer, B. B. (2011). An ethnographic study of the lived experiences of mixed martial artists. Midwest Symposium for Sport and Exercise Psychology: Annual regional conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Oxford, OH, USA, February 18-19.
Massey, W. V., Hatch, S. J., Mackenzie, J. L., & Meyer, B.B. (2010). The transtheoretical model and psychological skills training in high school athletes. Annual meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Providence, RI, USA, October 27-30.
Meyer, B. B. & Fletcher, T.B. A systems approach to applied sport psychology. Annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17, 2009.
Meyer, B. B. (2008). A systems approach to athletic training. Annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, St Louis, MO, June 20.
Davis, N. W., & Meyer, B. B. (2007). Qualitative data analysis: A procedural comparison. Annual Conference for Qualitative Research in the Human Sciences, Fordham University, New York, New York, April 13.
- KIN 350: Psychological Aspects of Sport & Exercise
- KIN 550: Psychological Aspects of Human Movement
- KIN 552: Psychology of Personal Excellence
- KIN 850A: Seminar in Psychology of Physical Activity: Applications in Sport & Exercise Psychology
- KIN 850B: Seminar in Psychology of Physical Activity: Social Psychology
- KIN 850C: Seminar in Psychology of Physical Activity: Emotional Intelligence
- HMS 891: Research Seminar
- HMS 990: Research & Thesis
- HMS 991: Doctoral Dissertation