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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Center for Sport and Performance Psychology

Research

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/centerforsportandperformance/research.html

Learn more here about the variety of our research projects:

If any of these projects interest you, call us. 

Fund our research here. 

Cindra Kamphoff

The Impact of Facebook on Exercise/Running Behavior

Our research team is just starting this new, innovative study on the impact of Facebook on runners. We will be surveying runners about how posts on Facebook impact their motivation and training behavior.


 Resilience in the Aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings

The psychological concept of resilience has been applied to sport in the past, but has yet to be applied specifically to runners. Runners tend to exhibit many qualities that are found in resilient people, including positive emotions, active coping skills, and cognitive flexibility, which they may have developed through their training. This project will look at how runners who participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon used the resilience skills they had developed from their running to overcome the traumatic experience of the bombings in the six months following the event.