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Host Deardra Shuler invites Dr. Steven Frierman, a sports psychologist and professor of Health Studies and Kinesiology at Hofstra University to discuss bullying in sports. Dr Frierman was also Sport Psychology Editor of American Football Quarterly. He served on the Panel of Experts which included NFL and Collegiate football coaches and participated in two conferences for AFQ which provided continuing ed credit for high school football coaches. Presently, Dr. Frierman serves on the editorial board of “The Journal of Youth Sport: Youth First, where he is the Sport Psychology Editor.
Dr. Frierman will talk about bullying and mental health issues in professional sports, the psychological aspects of why bullying occurs in major sports leagues, the consequences of bullying occurring at this level, why athletes challenge new players to see if they fit in mentally, why teams have rules to keep things "in house," how teams have worked to stop this by establishing harsh rules, what's slump busting, when the goal is set to win the championship--why that doesn't work, poor team chemistry, performance enhancing substances,
He authored “Commit to be Fit: Now and Forever,” and is currently writing a second book about performance enhancement strategies for sports and exercise.
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