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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Christopher Stanley, PhD, CC-AASP

Visiting Associate Professor, Psychology
Phone: (239) 745-4233

Christopher Stanley is in Associate Professor of Psychology at Florida Gulf Coast University. Before arriving at FGCU, Dr. Stanley was a tenured Associate Professor at Winston-Salem State University. Also while in North Carolina, he was a part-time faculty member in the Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Dr. Stanley received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago in Applied Psychology. His graduate work includes a Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University and a doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Loyola University-Chicago. Much of Dr. Stanley’s teaching, scholarship and writing, and applied work are related to these academic fields. In terms of teaching, Dr. Stanley has been the instructor of record in broad survey courses (e.g., General Psychology, Lifespan Development) as well as more focused courses, including Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences and Research Methods. Dr. Stanley has authored a textbook entitled Understanding Lifespan Development. His research and writing interests are broadly linked with the psychosocial aspects of health, exercise and sport behaviors, and Dr. Stanley has published numerous manuscripts in a variety of peer-reviewed archival journals, and regularly presents papers and workshops at national and regional conferences. Dr. Stanley has been awarded certification as a Sport and Exercise Psychology consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) and is listed on the US Olympic Committee (USOC) Registry of Sport Psychology practitioners. To that end, Dr. Stanley is involved with USA Track and Field (USATF), doing performance enhancement work with future and current US Olympic athletes.

Courses Taught: General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Senior Seminar, Directed Study

Representative Publications:

  • Robbins, J.E., Madrigal, L., & Stanley, C.T. (In press). Retrospective remorse: College athletes’ reported regrets from a single season. Journal of Sport Behavior.
  • Stanley, C. (2013). Understanding lifespan development. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
  • Robbins, J.E., & Stanley, C.T. (2013). Exploring regret in former athletes: Emotional ramifications of sport specific decisions.Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 28, 64-96.
  • Robbins, J.E., & Stanley, C.T. (2012). Minimizing regret in college athletes: An intervention approach. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10, 186-197.
  • Stanley, C.T., & Robbins, J.E. (2011). Racial identity and sport: The case of a bi- racial athlete. The International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9, 64-77.

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