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Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology has never been a major research interest of mine.  However, because I coached college wrestling for so many years, it was probably inevitable that I would oversee a number of independent studies and research projects for students who are interested in sports.  I also did an occasional guest lecture in a sports psychology course taught by a faculty member in our Sports Studies program. My research projects ranged from studying things that affect athletic performance to things that affect perceptions of athletes, but most of them never made it into professional publications or conference presentations.  A list of a few things that resulted from this work is presented below.


McAndrew, F. T. (2017). Competition.  In P. I. Joseph (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (pp. 367-368).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Knutson, J. A., & McAndrew, F. T. (2016). The Experience of Competition in Same- versus Mixed-Sex Team SportsWomen in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 24, 7-13.


McKinney, B.A., & McAndrew, F.T. (2000). Sexuality, gender, and sport: Does playing have a price? Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 5, 152-158.

Goodman, G.H., and McAndrew, F.T.(1993). Domes and Astroturf: A note on the relationship between the physical environment and the performance of major league baseball players. Environment and Behavior, 25, 121-125.

McAndrew, F.T.(1993). The home advantage in individual sports. Journal of Social Psychology, 133, 401-403.

McAndrew, F.T.(1992, April). The home advantage also operates in individual sports: A study of American high school wrestlers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston.

O'Connell, B.J., Harper, R.S., & McAndrew, F.T.(1985). Grip strength as a function of exposure to red or green visual stimulation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 61,1157-1158.

McAndrew, F.T.(1981). Pattern of performance and attributions of ability and gender. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 7, 583-587.

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