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Positive Psychology in Sports


Why is positive psychology so popular? Besides trying to understand people’s happiness better, we’re always searching for better life engagement and relationship enhancements. There is a lot of value in positive psychology in other aspects of life, like education and sports. Dr. Lisa Miller, faculty member at American Public University, discusses the benefits of positive psychology in sports, goal setting for exercise achievement, and more.

New outcomes for positive psychology in sports, and education, will be shared in the upcoming book, Positive Psychology on the College Campus.

Positive Psychology in Sports by APUS

About Dr. Miller:

She graduated with a Masters in Labor and Human Resources from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She then earned her Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Management with a specialization in Counseling and Sport Psychology in addition to a concentration in Research on Human Development. She also completed a concentration from Harvard in the Divinity School for Education and Religious Studies. Dr. Miller has been teaching sport and exercise courses for over 10 years with a background in Sport Management, Sport Leadership, Sport Ethics, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Sport Event Management, Human Resources in Sport and Exercise, and Research Methods. Her publications focus on a line of inquiry related to excellence, personal development, and meaningful transformation of flourishing through the psychology of sport leadership and education. Dr. Miller serves on the Executive Council for NASSM, the North American Society of Sport Management, and serves as the Chair for COSMA, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation.