Heather Peters, Secretary-Treasurer
Heather J. Peters is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities with a B.S. in Kinesiology, a B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Coaching. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialty in Sport Psychology, from the University of Arizona. Heather’s thesis “Effect of Culture on Self-Talk and Responses to Feedback” received the Master’s Thesis of the Year Award from AASP. Heather completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis. She has been an active member of AASP since 1997 and has served on the Grant Review Committee, the Conference Program Review Committee, the International Relations Committee, the Marketing Search Committee, and the Dissertation Award Committee. Heather has also served as a Regional Student Representative. Additionally, she was elected Student Representative and in that capacity served on AASP’s Executive Board. Her research focuses on the influence of cultural background on the relationship between self-talk and performance and the link between graduate and internship training and trainees’ multicultural competencies. She has publications in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and the Journal of Exercise & Sport Psychology and is currently revising a manuscript for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Heather has served as a guest reviewer for the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. An AASP Certified Consultant and licensed psychologist, she enjoys doing applied work with both college and high school teams and individual athletes of various ages and skill levels. Heather would like to thank all of her mentors and colleagues who have guided her along her rewarding journey in sport psychology.