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Joanna Morrissey

Joanna Morrissey

Associate Professor, Chair of the Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology Program
MAC C323
Teaching Areas: Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Health Promotion, Research Methods, Statistics

Research Areas: Motivation, Self-Efficacy, Mental Skills Training, Health Promotion and Health Education, Mixed-Methods Research

Dr. Jo Morrissey’s primary areas of expertise are psychosocial aspects of sport, exercise, and health. Specifically, she conducts both quantitative and qualitative research on how thoughts, emotions, behaviors and sociocultural factors influence sport and exercise participation and overall quality of life. Dr. Morrissey is also a certified mental performance consultant who works with a diverse population of sport and exercise participants in an effort to enhance optimal performance. Dr. Morrissey believes that Exercise is Medicine and stays active by lifting weights, walking, hiking, and occasionally playing tennis.