As the Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology for the University of Arizona’s athletic department, Scott Goldman, Ph.D., provides direct patient care to student-athletes and consulting services to the coaches and staff. He has taught undergraduate, graduate, and medical students for the past 10 years, currently as a member of the adjunct faculty for UA's Sport Medicine Fellowship Program.
Goldman is a member of the sport psychology registry for the United States Olympic Committee as well as the NCAA's Health and Safety Speaker Registry. He also serves on the advisory board for STEP UP!, a bystander intervention program that has been adopted by more than 100 colleges and universities. STEP UP! has earned national acclaim, including the 2010 NASPA Excellence Award.
Goldman created the AIQ (Athletic Intelligence Quotient ), a test that assesses the innate cognitive abilities most used in attaining, developing, and applying athletic skills, strategies, and tactics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University and his master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University. He is designated as a Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Loss aversion is the innate human tendency to hold on to things that we have and to value them higher than things we could potentially earn. Loss aversion is present in most areas of our lives—social, financial and academic, as well...
August 10, 2012 | Scott Goldman
Psychology and sports are intertwined. One example of their connection is loss aversion, the human tendency to hold things we already have at a higher value than something we could potentially earn.
To put this in perspective, imagine your coach is...
August 9, 2012 | Scott Goldman
Sport psychologists work with lots of athletes who place excessive demands on themselves. For example, after the 1992 Summer Olympics, sports psychologists discovered some interesting results from reviewing the emotional reactions of all the medalists. Although the gold medal winners...
July 27, 2012 | Scott Goldman