Springfield College Professor of Psychology Judy Van Raalte has been selected by the Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, APA Division 47, to receive the Distinguished Contributions to Science and Research in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Award for 2019.
As the recipient of the Society’s Distinguished Contributions Award, Van Raalte will have the opportunity to receive her award and present a brief overview of her scholarship at the 2019 annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Chicago from August 8-11. In addition, Van Raalte’s award will be highlighted in an upcoming issue of the Society’s Newsletter.
Van Raalte 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.
The National Institutes of Mental Health, the NCAA, and the International Tennis Federation have funded her research. 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.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Nearly 5,000 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.