Judy L. Van Raalte head shot
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., 1990
  • Master of Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., 1988
  • Bachelor of Science, Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 1986

Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD, is a certified consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. She has presented at conferences in 18 countries and published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the NCAA, and the International Tennis Federation. Van Raalte served as president of the American Psychological Association's Society of Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology (APA Division 47) and vice president of the International Society of Sport Psychology. She is a fellow of APA and AASP.

Certifications and Memberships

  • Listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, 1996-2024
  • SafeSport Certified, 2019, 2020
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), 2017 – 2024
  • Certified Consultant (#73), Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 1993 – 2017
  • American Psychological Association
  • Running Psychologists
  • Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)
  • International Society of Sport Psychology
  • New England Psychological Association
  • Sport Psychology Council

Research Interests

  • Self-Talk
  • Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Mental Warmup and Mental Cooldown

Selected Works



  • Van Raalte, J. L. & Brewer, B. W. (2019). Why wasn’t sport included? Comment on the special issue on the science of teamwork (2018). American Psychologist, 74, 252-253. doi:10.1037/amp0000409

  • Van Raalte, J. L., Vincent, A., & Dickens, Y. (2019). Dialogical consciousness and descriptive experience sampling: Implications for the study of intrapersonal communication in sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:653. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00653

  • Van Raalte, J. L., Brewer, B. W., Cornelius, A. E., Keeler, M., & Gudjenov, C. (2019). Effects of a mental warmup on the workout readiness and stress of college student exercisers. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 4, 42. doi:10.3390/jfmk4030042.

  • Van Raalte, J. L., Vincent, A., & Dickens, Y. L., & Brewer, B. W. (2019) Toward a common language, categorization, and better assessment in self-talk research: Commentary on “Speaking clearly…10 years on”. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 8, 368-378. doi: 10.1037/spy0000172

  • Brewer, B. W., Haznadar, A., Katz, D., & Van Raalte, J. L., Petitpas, A. J. (2019). A Mental Warmup for Athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 33, 213–220doi:10.1123/tsp.2018-0120

  • Ruiz, L., Van Raalte, J. L., France, T., & Petitpas, A. (2020). Sueños de Béisbol:  Hopes, Experiences, and Expectations of Professional Baseball Players in the Dominican Republic. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 14, 1-19doi10.1123/jcsp.2018-0091