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(p. ix) About the Editor

(p. ix) About the Editor

Shane M. Murphy

Shane M. Murphy, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Professor in Psychology at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut, where he teaches sport, health, and performance psychology. Dr. Murphy served as head of the United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Department from 1987 to 1994, and from 1992 to 1994 he was Associate Director of its Division of Sport Science & Technology.

Shane is a past-President and also a fellow of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology of the American Psychological Association. His books include Sport Psychology Interventions, The Sport Psych Handbook, The Achievement Zone, and The Tears and the Cheers. He has published 17 book chapters on sport psychology and human performance, and over 30 refereed articles. Shane serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, and the Journal of Media Psychology. His research includes the study of imagery and performance, the assessment of psychological skills for managing high performance, and analysis of the psychology of participation in video game play.

In addition to working with the world's top athletes, Shane is a performance consultant to many companies and organizations and has worked with Royal Bank of Scotland, Pepsi, Bristol-Meyers-Squibb, Siemens-Rolm, Deutsche Bank and with a number of performing artists, directors, musicians, and arts groups. He is married to wife Annemarie, and has two children. (p. x)