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Springfield College Hosts Sport Psychology Expert Costas Karageorghis

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies will host sport psychology expert Costas Karageorghis on Sept. 14 in the Fuller Arts Center at 7 p.m. Karageorghis’ presentation, “All About That Bass: The Power of Music in Exercise and Sport,” will focus on his research and applied work in the area of music-related interventions in exercise and sport. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Karageorghis’ interactive presentation explores the structured use of music as a means by which the mindset and outcomes for those involved in exercise and sport can be optimized. The early part of the lecture will deal with key concepts, theoretical approaches, and recent empirical research. Thereafter, a series of applied examples will serve to bring the theoretical principles to life. Some of these examples will draw upon the findings of recent collaborative work between Brunel University London and the College.

A reader in sport psychology in the Department of Life Sciences at Brunel University London, Karageorghis has worked with many United Kingdom national governing bodies of sport as a consultant psychologist, most recently the England rugby team. He also has collaborated with several multinational companies including Nike, Red Bull, Sony, Spotify, Speedo, and the International Management Group.

Karageorghis’ scientific output includes more than 150 scholarly articles, 10 book chapters, and the popular textbook titled Inside Sport Psychology. He has just completed a second textbook titled Applying Music in Exercise and Sport, which will be released by Human Kinetics early in 2016. His music-related work has been the subject of six television documentaries, including one for the Discovery Channel that resulted in more than 100,000 media-related Google citations.

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