Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence

Lab Faculty & Students


Barbara B. Meyer, PhD

Professor & Director of the Laboratory for

Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence
Department of Kinesiology
Research Interests:
Applied Sport Psychology, Integrated Human Performance, Intersections between Talent Identification and Talent Development
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Monna Arvinen-Barrow, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Research Interests: Psychology of Injury
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Stacy L. Gnacinski, MS

Doctoral Student
Research Interests: Intersections Between Talent Identification and Talent Development, Integrated Human Performance, Heart Rate Variability and Biofeedback
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Ben J. Mendelson, BS

Doctoral Student
Research Interests: Psychology of Athlete Burnout & Burnout Prevention, Relationships between Grit & Physical Testing Measures, Psychological Preparation & Maintenance in Combat Sports, Integrated Human Performance, Talent Identification & Development.

Kate M. Markgraf, BS

Masters Student

Courtney W. Hess, BS

Masters Student
Research Interests: Integrated Human Performance, Intersection between Talent Identification and Talent Development, Transitions in Sport
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Jeremy M. Gorgas

Undergraduate Intern
Research Interests: Integrated Human Performance, Talent Identification & Development in Sport, Heart Rate Variability & Biofeedback
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Taylor M. Tischauser

Undergrad Intern
Research Interests: Psych of injury, Talent identification, Relationship between stress & performance

Johanna R. Beran

Undergrad Intern
Research Interests: Self-regulation through imagery, & biofeedback
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Hannah L. Blanchard

Undergrad Intern

Margaret M. Fangmann

Undergrad Intern
Research Interests: Psych of injury, talent development, & grit