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  • February 2019 Faculty News

    By Josh Duke | February 1, 2019 | Posted in: Faculty News

    February 27, 2019

    Gershon Tananbaum FSUGershon Tenenbaum, the Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Educational Psychology and Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, was featured in an article found in the March 2019 edition of Monitor on Psychology. The article, titled “The Athletic Brain,” explores how an athlete’s brain works during competition and training, in particular eye movement. The article also dives into The Sport & Exercise Psychology Lab at FSU, which uses state of the art equipment to evaluate athletes. The lab has helped produce important research published by former Sport Psychology students and faculty. One example is Graig Chow and Nicole Gabana’s NCAA Innovation in Research and Practice grant, which aims to educate individuals about the importance of athletes’ mental health. More information on the Sport Psychology Lab can be found here.



    February 15, 2019

    Lara Perez-Felkner FSULara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of Higher Education and Sociology, is the lead editor in a forthcoming volume that collects original higher education research. Perez-Felkner worked on editing the volume with former FSU faculty member Joy Gaston Gayles. Additionally, Perez-Felkner wrote a chapter in the book and contributed to another. Several current and former FSU students also contributed to the volume. The volume is titled Advancing higher education research on undergraduate women in STEM and can be found here.


    Steven Pfeiffer FSUFebruary 14, 2019

    Steven Pfeiffer, professor in the department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, was mentioned in the British Psychological Society newsletter. In a conversation with Paul Curran, the psychologist mentioned that Pfeiffer’s “tripartate model” that looks at IQ, success, and ability is a good model to use.


    February 13, 2019

    Graig Chow and Nicole Gabana, both assistant professors of Sport Psychology, recently presented at the NCAA Convention, which took place in Orlando, FL. The two presented on promoting mental health among student athletes. The presentation is titled “Tackling Stigma: A Pilot Program to Promote Mental Health and Help-Seeking in Student Athletes.” The slides for the presentation can be found here.

    February 6, 2019

    Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education, received the Tom E. C. Smith Early Career Award from the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Root received the award at the 20th International Conference on Intellectual Disability, which took place in January.



    February 1, 2019

    Mostafa Papi FSU

    Mostafa Papi, assistant professor of Foreign and Second Language Education (FSLE), has recently published two papers on the topics of language learners’ motivation and feedback-seeking behavior. The first article is titled “Rethinking L2 Motivation Research: The 2 x 2 Model of L2 Self-Guides” and appears in Studies in Second Language Acquisition. The second article is titled “Feedback‐Seeking Behavior in Language Learning: Basic Components and Motivational Antecedents” and appears in the Modern Language Journal.