Springfield College Welcomes Fulbright Visiting Scholar Victor Rubio to Campus


At left, Springfield College Professor of Psychology Britton Brewer presents fulbright visiting scholar from Spain, Victor Rubio, with a Springfield College shirt.

Fulbright visiting scholar from Spain, Victor Rubio, presented a lecture on “Psychological Aspects Involved in Sustaining and Recovering from Sport Injury” on Thursday, June 2, in room 332 inside Locklin Hall. 

Rubio is an associate professor in the Department of Biological and Health Psychology at the University Autonoma Madrid (Spain), and is currently a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota’s School of Kinesiology.

Rubio’s research interests are focused on health and sport psychology, in particular, analyzing psychological variables that might make athletes more vulnerable to injury. He is currently involved in analyzing the role of perceived benefits and personal growth following a sport injury and how such aspects can affect recovery duration, treatment compliance, medical staff-athlete climate, and athlete well being.

The Outreach Lecturing Fund allows Fulbright visiting scholars, who are currently in the United States, to travel to other higher education institutions across the country. The purpose of the Outreach Lecturing Fund is to allow these scholars to share their specific research interests, speak on the history and culture of their home country, exchange ideas with students, faculty, and community organizations in the United States, become better acquainted with higher education in the United States, and create linkages between their home and host institutions.