Faculty Members’ Research

Dr. Jean Côté  (Sport Psychology, University of Ottawa)  Research focuses on the developmental and psycho-social factors that affect sport and physical activity performance and participation.


Dr. Luc Martin (Sport Psychology, University of Western Ontario)  My research interests lie in the general area of sport psychology with a particular focus on group dynamics principles. More specifically, I am interested in the psychosocial influences present in sport and physical activity settings, and how individuals’ can be influenced by, but can also influence the groups to which they belong. My current projects involve the investigation of group processes such as cohesion, cliques, social identity, and leadership on both individual and team level outcomes in child/youth and elite sport populations. Generally, the main focus is to develop a better understanding of certain psychosocial factors that can be used to inform interdisciplinary and policy relevant research aimed at enriching the sporting environment.