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  • Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum


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  • Gershon Tenenbaum, Ph.D., Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Educational Psychology, is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Florida State University. He is a former director of the Ribstein Center for Research and Sport Medicine at the Wingate Institute in Israel, and coordinator of the graduate program in Sport Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. From 1997-2001 he was the President of the International Society of Sport Psychology, and from1996-2008 he was the Editor of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

    Dr. Tenenbaum is published extensively in psychology and sport psychology in areas of expertise and decision-making, linking emotions-cognitions-motor systems, psychometrics, and coping with physical effort experiences. He has authored articles such as “Conceptual framework for studying emotions-cognitions-performance linkage under conditions which vary in perceived pressure” in Progress in Brain Research, and “Individual zone of optimal functioning (IZOF): A probabilistic conceptualization” in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Dr. Tenenbaum also wrote and edited several books. Recently he edited the books Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology (With Eklund and Kamata) by Human Kinetics, Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance (with William A. Edmonds) by Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, and the Handbook of Sport Psychology (3rdEdition) (with Eklund) by Wiley.

    Dr. Tenenbaum has received several distinguished awards for his academic and scientific achievements, such as the Distinguished Scientific and Research Contributions to Exercise and Sport Psychology Award – American Psychological Association, Division 47 – Exercise and Sport Psychology, The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) Presidential Award, the ISSP Honor Award, and the Meritorious Contribution to Educational Practice through Research, from the Journal of Educational Research.

    He is a member of several organizations and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 47), Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the National Academy of Kinesiology. Dr. Tenenbaum is a scientific advisor to the Israeli Olympic Committee, and is invited to lecture in many conferences and for organizations worldwide.

    At FSU, he teaches courses in cognitive processes in sport psychology, measurement in sport and exercise psychology, applied sport psychology, and advanced seminars on ethical issues, and effort perceptions. He was nominated several times for teaching and mentoring awards, and he mentored many graduate students. He also established the Laboratory of Sport and Exercise Psychology Research.

    Dr. Tenenbaum is a graduate of Tel-Aviv University, where he received both his BA and MA, and the University of Chicago where he received his Ph.D.