Leeja Carter, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"With my background in psychology & kinesiology,  
I specialize in the areas of flow theory, imagery 
training and resilience, and exercise engagement 
in minority women and persons with disabilities."

"With my background in psychology & kinesiology,
I specialize in the areas of flow theory, imagery
training and resilience, and exercise engagement
in minority women and persons with disabilities."

Leeja Carter, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, M.A. in Counseling,
Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology


With my background in psychology and kinesiology, I specialize in the areas of flow theory, imagery training and resilience, and exercise engagement in minority women and persons with disabilities. My teaching is candid, open, and accepting. I value the fresh perspectives and curiosity of my students, and work to nourish this curiosity through fostering a challenging, goal-directed learning environment that promotes excitement and enthusiasm for sport and health psychology practice, counseling, and research.

Please e-mail or call 312-662-4311 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, Emphasis: Exercise and Sport Psychology, Temple University
  • M.A., Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J.
  • B.A., Psychology (with Honors), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J.

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine Midwest Chapter
  • American Psychological Association
  • Illinois Counseling Association

Select Publications

  • Carter, L., & Sachs, M. (2012). In the mood: Flow, mood, and the marathon. Marathon and Beyond, 16(5), 68-79.

Select Presentations

  • Carter, L., Kerulis, M., Grady, K., & Gapin, J. Engagement, adherence, and attitudes: Understanding motivation to exercise in women. Workshop presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2012.
  • Carter, L. Flowology. Invited talk presented in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October 2012.
  • Kerulis, M., & Carter, L. Memory and mythology in sport psychology. Invited talk presented at the American Blues Theater, Chicago IL, September 2012.
  • Butcher-Poffley, L., & Carter, L. First, you have to go out the door: A workshop on how to get moving. Workshop presented at the annual Keystone Health Promotion conference, Harrisburg, PA, June 2012.
  • Carter, L., & Vega, Y. Goal-setting, altruism, and acceptance: A theoretical framework to community-based youth sport programs. Poster presented at the annual Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
  • Carter, L., Sachs, M., & Magee, M. The effects of concentration on flow in elite triathletes. Poster presented at the annual Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.
  • Carter, L. Anger and flow. Symposium paper presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2011.
  • Carter, L., Horvat, E., & Sachs, M. Feedback: Exploring athlete’s subjective evaluations of team communication amongst wheelchair rugby players. Poster presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2011.
  • Litchfield, B., Carter, L., Sachs, M, & Menin, S. Exercise and sport psychology: Missing in action in introductory textbooks in psychology? Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington, D.C., August 2011.

Awards

  • Temple University First Summers Research Initiative. (2012). Effects of distinct mood states on flow in marathon runners.