Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology

The Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology deals mainly with expertise research in sport (e.g., cognitive strategies of athletes and coaches, perception and motor control), the social psychological aspects of sport (e.g., self-concept of athletes and spectators, risk perception in school sports, influence of observers on services, distortions of judgment, home advantage), and the fundamentals of diagnostics and research methodology in sport psychology.

 

Congress President

Chair of the Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology

He is a full Professor of Sport Psychology and former President of the German Society of Sport and Exercise Science (2003-2009) and currently serves the German Society of Sport and Exercise Psychology as President (since 2013). He is joint Editor-in-Chief (in collaboration with Nikos Ntoumanis, Perth). His main research interests lie in the area expertise (e.g. attention, anticipation), social processes in sports (e.g., home advantage, color influences, fan identification) and research methodologies (e.g. IRT modeling). His main responsibility is acting as head of the FEPSAC Congress.


Managing Director

Senior Lecturer

She is the congress manager of the upcoming FEPSAC 2019 Congress. In addition, she is responsible for the social aspects of the Congress, such as the social program, the sports program, child care and all ceremonies.


Scientific Program

Postdoctoral researcher

He is a senior lecturer and study program coordinator at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences. His main research interests are the physical self-concept, motor development and physical activity in children as well as doping and trust. He is head of the organizing team for the scientific program of the FEPSAC Congress.

Postdoctoral researcher

His main research interests are exercise and health psychology, motor development and quantitative statistics. His main responsibility for the FEPSAC Congress is organizing the scientific program.

Lecturer

He is a Lecturer in the department and Executive Manager of the German Society of Sport Psychology. He is an internationally recognized expert in applied Sport Psychology praxis working from a holistic performance-enhancement perspective with a focus on developing self-regulation skills. His main responsibilities for the FEPSAC congress are coordinating and planning the applied program as well as providing administrative support for the registration/payment process.


Finances

Postdoctoral researcher

Her main research interests are attentional focus in endurance performance, cognitive fatigue effects on physical performance and color effects in sports. Her main responsibilities for the FEPSAC Congress are the financial accounting and sponsorship management.

Postdoctoral researcher

Her main research interests are physical exercise and well-being, interventions for exercise promotion, exercise therapy in medical rehabilitation and physical activity among people with chronic health conditions. Her main responsibilities for the FEPSAC Congress are the financial accounting and sponsorship management.


Technical Management

Lecturer and PhD student

Her main research interest is trust in anti-doping. Her main responsibility for the FEPSAC Congress is organizing the congress location.


Digital Media

Lecturer and PhD student

His main research interests are expertise, talent development, quantitive data analysis and color research. His main responsibilities for the FEPSAC Congress are the design and development of the FEPSAC website and app.


VIP coordination

PhD Student

She is a PhD student at the department and DFG research training group “trust and communication in a digitized world”. Her main research interests are team cognition, trust and communication and eSport. In addition, she works as an applied sport psychologist. Her main responsibility for the FEPSAC Congress is the VIP coordination.


Miscellaneous

Current Vice President of the University of Muenster

Her main research interests lie in the area of the self, motor development and diagnostic, social support and network, socialization processes of physical activity and psychological anticipants of accidents in pedagogical settings. Her main responsibility for the FEPSAC Congress is supporting the funding and worldwide promotion of the Congress.

PhD student

She is a PhD student in the department and participating in an international graduate school supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Her main research interests are trust, digitalization, and motivation in exercise context.

Scientific Research assistant

She is a scientific research assistant in the department. Her main research interests are the development of physical fitness and physical self-concept during childhood and young adulthood and its relation to physical and mental health. Her main responsibility for the FEPSAC Congress is the participant support.