Candidates for the Managing Council 2009-2013 Statements for: President: Sidonio Serpa Vice President: Natalia Stambulova Traci Statler Abderrahim Baria Secretary General: Gangyan Si Treasurer: Ernest Tsung-Min Hung Managing Council: Athanasios Papaionnou Newton Santos Vianna Jr. Antionette Minniti Alexandre Garcia-Mas Tatiana Ryba Thomas Schack Ruy Krebs Bola Ikulayou Hiroshi Sekiya SIDÓNIO SERPA I started my relationship with ISSP 18 years ago organizing the 8th World Congress (Lisbon). In 1993 I was elected to the MC. Lately I became secretary general and vice-president. I have met all the presidents of ISSP and, with the exception of Antonelli, I worked with all of them. I am professor in the Technical University of Lisbon and the chair of the SP department. My main interests are psychology of coaching and performance enhancement. As a SP consultant I have worked with top level athletes and have participated in Olympic Games. I have published scholarly papers and made presentations in the five continents. From 1995 to 1999 I was invited professor in the Polytechnic Institute of Macao (China). Internationally I have organized conferences and participated in a number of academic projects and SP activities. I have extensive knowledge about ISSP business and history which should help me to contribute to its advancement and recognition as well as SP in many parts of the world. Some of the objectives I have are to: initiate actions to coordinate efforts among the SP main continental associations to contribute to the advancement of SP in the world; work for the legitimacy of SP consultants at the Olympics by the IOC; expand SP education using electronic facilities, continue the previous president’s idea of ISSP e-academy; and establish the past-presidents board for advising on specific issues. Most of my professional life has been dedicated to SP. It would be an honor to continue in such a significant role as president of ISSP. Natalia Stambulova is a Professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology in the School of Social and Health Sciences at Halmstad University, Sweden. Her professional experiences in sport psychology refer to her work for about three decades as a teacher, researcher, and consultant in the Soviet Union/Russia and since 2001 in Sweden. Her athletic background is in figure skating on the level of the Soviet Union national team. She received her first PhD (1978) in developmental psychology at the Leningrad State University (Leningrad, USSR) and the second one (1999) in sport psychology at the P.F.Lesgaft State University of Physical Education and Sports (St.-Petersburg, Russia). Her research and publications including peer review journal articles and chapters in edited books relate mainly to athletic career development topic with an emphasis on career transitions and athletes’ crises. In applied work her specialization is helping athletes in crises, consulting athletes and coaches on various athletic/life career issues. In 2004 she received Distinguished International Scholar Award of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. She is a member of the ISSP Managing Council since 2001. During her terms in the ISSP Managing Council she contributed mainly into activities of the Developmental Policy and Young Generation Committee and was a leading author of the ISSP Position Stand on Career Development and Transitions of Athletes. Dr. Traci Statler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State Fullerton, with an expertise in the area of applied sport and performance psychology. Her primary research interests include the “art” of excellence in performance, the psychology of high-level disabled sport performance, and the psychology of injury and rehabilitation, with numerous professional presentations in these areas. She has been working in the area of applied sport psychology for the last 15 years and currently serves as a performance psychology consultant to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the United States Association for Track and Field (USATF), and a variety of collegiate athletic programs, as well as conducting individual performance enhancement sessions with professional athletes, police officers, and fire fighters in southern California. Dr. Statler has been an active member of ISSP for the last 8 years, serving on the Managing Council for the last 4 years. She is well versed in multiple elements of the management of this organization having served as assistant treasurer, membership coordinator, member of the website committee and most recently, Newsletter editor. As Vice President, she will continue her efforts to improve the electronic presence of ISSP, collaborating with the website coordinator to provide timely and interesting content, as well as expanding the global reach of he organization to sport and exercise psychology students worldwide. Abderrahim, “Abdou” Baria, PhD, is professor of sport psychology and head of the Department of Physical Education at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Casablanca, Morocco. Professor Baria holds a Master degree from the University of Montréal (1987) and a Ph.D from the University of Ottawa, Canada, (1994), both supervised by Dr. John, H. Salmela. Professor Baria is currently the president of the Moroccan Association of Sport Psychology (MASP) and member of the Managing Council of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). He is also involved with the Moroccan professional golfers as a performance consultant. His research interests focus on cross-cultural studies in sport psychology, on sport excellence and coach expertise development. He has papers published in refereed international and national journals (in French and in English) and has made presentations at international and national congresses and seminars. Abdou Baria is the congress chair of the 12th World Congress of Sport Psychology organized in Marrakech (17-21 June 2009) Morocco. He has served as an assistant Editor for the International Journal of Sport Psychology from 1991-1995 and provided peer review service to research journals in French and English. (e.g., IJSP AVANTE & STAPS). Address: Abderrahim Baria, 364 Mustapha El Maâni, Casablanca, 20 000, Morocco Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +212 63042874 Phone: +212 22 938793 Gangyan Si Statement for Running for Secretary General Gangyan Si, gained his Ph.D. in the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1992, the current head of Sport Psychology Department at Hong Kong Sports Institute, a professor at Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, China. Dr. Si serves as a member of Managing Council of ISSP since 2005, and would like to run for the Secretary General of ISSP in next election in Marrakesh, Morocco in 2009. Dr. Si has experience on working in the international organization. He has served for the managing Council of Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology since 1989and is the current vice-president of ASPASP. He has been equipped with both the regional vision from Asian South Pacific area and an international vision from ISSP, and believe that be could tighten the links between ISSP and ASPASP, therefore contribute more to the development of Sport Psychology. Dr. Si has both academic and practical backgrounds, he has contributed presentations in various academic conferences and traveled with the elite athletes in important international competitions. He owns a wide working and interpersonal network in the sport psychology world, thus considers himself as an appropriate person to serve for ISSP as a secretary general. Tsung-Min Hung, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Physical Education at the National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan) with an area of expertise in psychophysiology of sport and exercise. He has been the sport psychology consultant for Taiwan's elite athletes for the past 10 years. Dr. Hung's research interests include psychophysiological signature of optimal sport performance and psychophysiological consequences of physical activity. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in local and international journals and made more than 80 presentations at international conferences. He has co-authored both the English and Chinese versions of a book titled "Psychology of Sport Excellence", the first of the "International Perspectives on Sport and Exercise Psychology" series from 1SSP. Dr. Hung is serving as the President of the Society for Sport and Exercise Psychology of Taiwan (2008-2009). He is also a Managing Council member for the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) as well as the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR). Athanasios Papaioannou is professor of sport psychology at the university of Thessaly, Greece. He has a diploma in physical education and sport science from the Aristotle university of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MPhil in the psychology of physical activity and a PhD in education and psychology from the university of Manchester, UK. He has over 100 publications in the area of motivation in physical activity. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Prof. Papaioannou was the Director of the 10th World Congress of Sport Psychology and from 2005 until 2009 served as the treasurer of ISSP. He wants to continue providing his service to ISSP as MC member at large. Newton Santos Vianna Júnior is Master in Physical Education, Sport Psychology, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a Professor at “Faculdade da Cidade de Santa Luzia - FACSAL”, Brazil, teaching Sport Psychology and Volleyball. He also teaches Mental Skills in Injuries' Recovery in Sports at UFMG’s post-graduation courses in Orthopedic Physiotherapy, since 2002. His lines of research are: Coaching, Development of Expertise in Sports and Stress. Newton will start his Ph. D., in November 2008. He initiated a development project on Sport Psychology with national and international athletes and coaches, in different sports (from assessment to intervention) and works extensively to enhance the scientific services to Brazilian sports. He is a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of Minas Gerais State Volleyball Federation, together with some members of the Brazilian Volleyball Junior Team, developing and giving courses to develop Volleyball coaches, from beginning to high level and also representing Brazilian Volleyball Federation in some international events. Newton is presenting a project to a Brazilian University to initiate, in 2009, a post graduation course to educate coaches and professors in Volleyball. Newton is a member of the Brazilian Society of Sport Psychology, ISSP and AASP. He is a hard and dedicated worker and will make an excellent contribution to the ISSP. Antoinette M. Minniti, Ph.D. is a Principal Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom). Her areas of research interest include motivation, attributions, quality of life, and psychophysiology (affect and performance in the heat). She consults with athletes who are supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (a government-funded programme that is associated with higher and further education for the development of Britain's future sporting stars), and also the Student Talented Athlete Recognition Scheme (a similar programme that is based at the university). She is also Programmes Manager for the BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Management degree, which provides her with a balanced perspective with respect to sport performance in relation to recreation and leisure management industries. Dr. Minniti is a Graduate Member of The British Psychological Society and an International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association. She has a range of cross-cultural knowledge and insights, as her previous roles have included clinical work and mental health advocacy (in the United States), athletic-academic liaising (U.S.-Europe), and a range of research and applied experience (Australia and the United Kingdom). This knowledge and experience drive her work forward whilst she is highly motivated to contribute to the ISSP mission and work with the members of the society to achieve its aims. Alexandre Garcia-Mas is professor of Sport Psychology at the University of the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Spain) and the Head of the Mateo Orfila Biomedical Research Foundation, (Majorca, Spain). He is co-director of post-graduate SP courses at the Diego Portales University (Santiago, Chili) and at the Mexico State Autonomus University (Toluca, Mexico). Since 1992 he has been the Editor-in-chief of the “Revista de Psicología del Deporte”, the most important worldwide SP Journal in Spanish language, and the only non-English published SP journal indexed in the ISI-Thomson-Reuters. Recently, Garcia-Mas has joined the Directive Board of the Iberoamerican Society of Sport Psychology where he is responsible for the relationships with other SP International organizations. According to his international experience and professional knowledge, Garcia-Mas submits his candidature to the ISSP-MC, having in mind three main points: 1. Enhancement of the relationships among the “Revista de Psicología del Deporte” and other SP journals (ex: “International Journal of Sport & Exercise”; journals published in different languages and regions) in order to promote the scientific knowledge in different parts of the World. 2. To promote the contribution of ISSP in the most important academic Post Graduate Sport Psychology courses in Spain, Center and South America. 3. To increase the relationships among ISSP and several specific Sport Psychology associations and federations, such the South American Sport Psychology Society (SOSUPE); the Iberoamerican Sport Psychology Society (SIPD); the Spanish Federation of Sport Psychology Association (FEPD); and similar associations, namely from Mexico, Chili, Brazil, Argentina, and Cuba, through the organization of ISSP satelyte meetings on specific issues. Tatiana V. Ryba holds a PhD in Sport Studies with a double emphasis on Sport Psychology and Cultural Studies from the University of Tennessee, USA. She is currently a Senior Lecturer of Sport Psychology in the European Master’s Programme in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Dr. Ryba undertakes research in the intersecting areas of cultural studies, sport psychology, identity, cultural history and qualitative research. Dr. Ryba’s research has appeared in the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, and the collections such as Contemporary Sport Psychology; Contemporary Youth Culture; and Cultural Sport Psychology. She also has taught extensively on questions of sociocultural diversity and research methodology in sport psychology. Dr. Ryba’s latest projects include the special issue “Decolonizing Methodologies: Approaches to Sport and Exercise Psychology from the Margins” (2009), guest edited with Dr. Schinke for the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology; and a forthcoming book with Fitness Information Technology, entitled The Cultural Turn in Sport and Exercise Psychology (co-edited with Drs. Schinke and Tenenbaum). In addition to her research and teaching contributions, Dr. Ryba is a member of the editorial board of the Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, and serves as Chair of the International Relations Committee, Association for Applied Sport Psychology. For her innovative work in the field, Dr. Ryba has recently received the Developing Scholar Award from the International Society of Sport Psychology in 2009. Thomas Schack is a full and permanent professor and the head of the Neurocognition and Action Research Group at the department of Psychology and Sport science at Bielefeld University (Germany). An important component in his research laboratories is the combination of experimental methods from Sport psychology, Neuroscience, Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Science to learn about the construction of human performance. As a consultant he works in different fields like golf and wind surfing, and in Volleyball with the German Junior Women's National Team (winner of the gold medal at the European championship in 2007).Thomas Schack has published more than 200 works (books, journal-articles, conference papers) and has presented his research at various international conferences in Asia, America, Australia and Europe. Prof. Dr.Thomas Schack Neurocognition and Action Research Group Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science Bielefeld University email@example.com http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/sport/arbeitsbereiche/ab_ii/personal/schack.html Center of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" CITEC Excellence cluster 277 of the German Research Foundation Bielefeld University http://www.cit-ec.de Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) Bielefeld University 33501 Bielefeld, Germany http://www.cor-lab.de/corlab/cms/ RUY J. KREBS Candidate for the Managing Council Statement My first participation in an event of the ISSP was in 1993, in the 8th. World Congress held in Lisbon. Up to 1987 I was professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria and since 1988 I am professor at the State University of Santa Catarina (both in Brazil). In Santa Maria I was coordinator of the Human Performance Laboratory, professor of Sport Psychology and Motor Development for graduate and undergraduate courses, and Dean of the Graduate College of the University. Presently, in the State University of Santa Catarina, I am the coordinator of the Motor Behavior Laboratory and professor of Sport Psychology. I also have participated as visiting professor at Indiana University (EUA), Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Federal University of Amazon (Brazil). As a researcher I have published scholarly papers and made presentations in United States, South America, Europe and Africa. Since 1990 my main interest in research is related with Ecological Psychology and its application in sport. In the 2nd. Congress of Complex Systems and Sport, and XII European Workshop of Ecological Psychology, I presented a Seminar emphasizing Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory. For the last issue of the International Journal of Sport Psychology (Vol. 40, N. 1, 2009), that was dedicated to ecological approaches to cognition in sport and exercise, I was invited to write about Bronfenbrenner’s theory and the process of development of sports talent. I am former president of the International Society of Child Studies and former president of the Brazilian College of Motor Behavior. It would be an honor to represent the Portuguese speaking countries in the Managing Council of the ISSP. Hiroshi Sekiya, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan. He received his Ph. D. from Louisiana State University, U.S.A. on the topic of Motor Control and Learning. He is a managing council member of Japanese Society of Sport Psychology (JSSP) and the Association of Sports Mental Training Consultants in Japan. He is an executive board member of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS) and served as a secretary general for the Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science (APCESS 2007). He is a section editor (psychology) for the International Journal of Sport and Health Science. His research interests are the influence of acute psychological stress on human movements and implicit/explicit learning of perceptual-motor skills. He has provided mental training programs to professional and amateur athletes of a variety of sports, such as soccer, tennis and badminton. He expresses the wish of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology to invite the 13th World Congress of Sport Psychology to Japan.
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