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“Sport psychologists have always been aware of cross-cultural issues during interventions, but little has been written about these important issues. This book helps fill this void.”
Dan Smith, PhD
Instructional Dean, Cerritos College
“This would be a fine acquisition for anyone working in the field of sport psychology, especially for those who have interactions with athletes from different countries. Moreover, even those who work exclusively with athletes in the United States will find these concepts useful because of the diversity of our population.”
-- Doody's Book Review
Robert Schinke, EdD, is an associate professor of sport psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, where he teaches cultural sport studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a coach and a Canadian Sport Psychology Association certified practitioner, Schinke has extensive experience working with national teams and professional athletes of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Schinke has authored more than 100 academic and applied articles in publications, including The Sport Psychologist, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, International Journal of Sport Psychology, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, and the Journal of Sport Science and Medicine. His research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. In addition, Schinke serves as editor of Athletic Insight.
A former Canadian equestrian team member and Pan American Games medalist, Schinke still enjoys equestrian pursuits in addition to hiking and cross-country running. He and his wife, Erin, reside in Sudbury.
Stephanie Hanrahan, PhD, is an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology and the director of the sport and exercise psychology program at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As an author and researcher, Hanrahan has obtained 15 grants and published five books, 17 book chapters, and over 80 articles. She also serves as editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.
Hanrahan is a fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation and a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Australian Psychological Society, Sports Medicine Australia, and the International Society of Sport Psychology. As a registered psychologist, she has worked with individuals and teams from all levels of sport (both with and without disabilities), Aboriginal performing artists, Mexican orphans, and teenagers living in poverty.
Hanrahan resides in Queensland and enjoys traveling within Australia and abroad.