Positions

Overview

  • Heather Barber, Ph.D., Associate Professor (Sport Psychology, Research Methods), joined the UNH faculty in 1993. She earned her Ph.D., from the University of Oregon (1992). Barber specializes in sport psychology and her research centers on motivation and girls' and women's participation in sport. An AAASP certified consultant, member of the USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists, sport psychology consultant to US Youth Soccer, and a former coach at Wellesley College, Barber brings a wealth of experience in sport psychology to our program.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2005 Identity tensions in lesbian intercollegiate coaches.Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  76:67-81. 2005
    2003 Lesbian experiences in sport: A social identity perspectiveQuest.  55:328-346. 2003
    2002 Social psychological benefits of gay games participation: A social identity theory explanationJournal of Applied Sport Psychology.  14:27-42. 2002
    1998 Methods and criteria employed in the evaluation of intercollegiate coachesJournal of Sport Management.  12:301-322. 1998
    1998 Examining gender differences in sources and levels of perceived competence in interscholastic coachesSport Psychologist.  12:237-252. 1998
    1995 SOCIALIZATION INFLUENCES OF COLLEGIATE FEMALE ATHLETES - A TALE OF 2 DECADESSex Roles: A Journal of Research.  33:129-140. 1995
    1991 DEVELOPING COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE IN NOVICE FEMALE COACHES .2. PERCEPTIONS OF ABILITY AND AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCES FOLLOWING A SEASON-LONG COACHING INTERNSHIPJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.  13:336-363. 1991
    1982 CAUSALITY AND THE COHESION-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIPJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.  4:170-183. 1982

    Chapter

    Year Title
    Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth in Physical Activity Contexts
    Reflections on Queering Sport

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2012 Feedback for coaches: Exploring intercollegiate coaches' perceptions of evaluation criteria and perceived control of the evaluation processJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. S198-S198. 2012
    2012 Examining Burnout and Work-Related Stress in Interscholastic Athletic DirectorsResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. A91-A92. 2012
    2011 Coaching efficacy and the coach-athlete relationshipJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. S167-S168. 2011
    1999 Examining the coed sport experience: An investigation of boys' perceptions of girls' playing ability in soccerResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. A107-A108. 1999
    1997 Coaching Motivation in Interscholastic Coaches: Another LookJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. S28-S28. 1997
    1997 The influence of parent-coaches on participation motivation and competitive state anxiety in youth sport participantsJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. S28-S28. 1997
    1992 FACTORS INFLUENCING NOVICE WOMEN COACHES DECISIONS TO ENTER THE COACHING PROFESSIONResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. A76-A76. 1992
    1992 THE USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS BY COLLEGE ATHLETESResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. A78-A78. 1992

    Teaching Activities

  • Analysis Professnl Literature Taught course 2019
  • Athletic Administration Taught course 2019
  • Sport Psychology Taught course 2019
  • Psychological Factors in Sport Taught course 2018
  • Senior Seminar Sport Studies Taught course 2018
  • Sport Psychology Taught course 2018
  • Sport Psychology Taught course 2018
  • Psychological Factors in Sport Taught course 2017
  • Senior Seminar Sport Studies Taught course 2017
  • Psychological Factors in Sport Taught course 2016
  • Senior Seminar Sport Studies Taught course 2016
  • Analysis Professnl Literature Taught course 2016
  • Sport Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Psychological Factors in Sport Taught course 2015
  • Senior Seminar Sport Studies Taught course 2015
  • Analysis Professnl Literature Taught course 2015
  • Sport Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Psychological Factors in Sport Taught course 2014
  • Senior Seminar Sport Studies Taught course 2014
  • Analysis Professnl Literature Taught course 2014
  • Sport Psychology Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Physical Educ. Teach'g&Coach'g, St. Lawrence University
  • M.S. Physical Educ. Teach'g&Coach'g, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. Physical Educ. Teach'g&Coach'g, University of Oregon
  • Full Name

  • Heather Barber