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Michael L. Sachs is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Education at Temple University, specializing in exercise and sport psychology. He has been at Temple University since the fall of 1989. He received his PhD in sport psychology from Florida State University in 1980 and was an assistant professor at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres from 1980-1983. From 1983-1989 he served as a research project coordinator at the Applied Research and Evaluation Unit in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has an extensive list of publications and presentations, including an associate editorship of Psychology of Running (Michael Sacks & Michael Sachs, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1981) and a coeditorship of Running as Therapy: An Integrated Approach (Michael Sachs & Gary Buffone, University of Nebraska Press, 1984; recently republished in 1997 by Jason Aronson Publishers as part of their Master Works Series). The Total Sports Experience for Kids: A Parentís Guide to Success in Youth Sports (1996, Diamond Communications, Inc.) is another recent publication by Dr. Sachs, coauthored with Aubrey Fine. Dr. Sachs serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous professional journals, including The Sport Psychologist for which he serves as bulletin board editor. He is a licensed psychologist in Maryland, as well as a certified consultant for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Sachs served as president of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology from 1991 to 1992. He is married and has two daughters. Dr. Sachs is interested in all sports and enjoys running as his primary means of exercise.
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Directory of Graduate Programs in Applied Sport Psychology




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