Dr. Heather R. Deaner

Associate Professor

Education

Doctor of Education in Sport Psychology
West Virginia University - 2002

  • Dissertation:
    Psychometric Evaluation of the Sport Disengagement Questionnaire
    (Chair: Andrew C. Ostrow, Ph.D.)
  • Honors:
    - HERF/Protective Class Fellowship, 1999-2002
    - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Master of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Psychology Specialization)
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - 2000

  • Thesis:
    An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Collegiate Athletes?? Perceptions of
    Psychological Adjustment to Sport Disengagement (Chair: John M. Silva, Ph.D.)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Minor in Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University - 1997

  • Honors:
    - Liberal Arts Scholarship
    - Graduated Summa Cum Laude
    - Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
    - Golden Key Honor Society
    - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    - Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    - Undergraduate Psychology Assistantship

Contact Information

Building Location: Field House 
See Building #5: Map

Office Location: FH 138 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3294

E-mail: HDeaner@csustan.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Performance Enhancement - application of sport psychology skills and techniques
  • Sport Disengagement
  • Multicultural Differences in Sport Psychology Consultation Preferences
  • Integration of Sport Psychology into Physical Education Domains (e.g., PETE and coaching)

Courses Taught

PHED 1130 - Lifetime Fitness Training
PHED 1050 - Jogging
PHED 3100 - Foundations, History, and Philosophy of Physical Education
PHED 3700 - Sport in Society (WP)
PHED 3800 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
PHED 5030 - Psychological and Sociological Issues in Sport

HLTH 3500 - Drugs and the Athletic Environment
HLTH 4200 - Elementary School Health and Safety
HLTH 4300 - Family Health

Scholarly Publications

Naoi, A., Watson, J., Deaner, H., & Sato, M. (2009). Multicultural Issues in Sport Psychology and Consultation. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. (manuscript accepted)

Naoi, A., & Deaner, H. R. (2006).  Psychological response to sport injury and psychological skills interventions for injured athletes. The Research Bulletin of Health and Sports Sciences, 5(1), 35-47.

Young, S., Deaner, H., & Marks, D. (2006). Girls on your wrestling team: Coaches get ready. Strategies, 19(6), 33-36.

Zizzi, S. J., Deaner, H. R., & Hirschhorn, D. K. (2003). The relationship between emotional intelligence and performance among college baseball players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 15, 262-269.

Deaner, H., & Silva, J. M. (2001). Personality and sport performance. In J. M. Silva & D. Stevens (Eds.), Psychological foundations of sport (pp. 48-65). Boston, MA: Allen & Bacon.

Scholarly Presentations

National
Deaner, H. R. (2008, September). Unique aspects of a consulting experience: Lessons learned. Poster session presented at the annual national conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, St. Louis, MO.

Naoi, A., Watson, J. C., Deaner, H. R., Sato, M., & Radebaugh, B. (2007). Sport consultation and social support preferred by Japanese and American college athletes. Lecture presented at the annual national conference of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology.

Deaner, H. R., Parker, P. M., Grindley, E. J., & Lubker, J. R. (2007, October). Doing more with less: How to survive at a university without a sport psychology program. Symposium presented at the annual national conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Louisville, KY.

Parker, P. M., & Deaner, H. R. (2007, October). Creating a dynamic sport and exercise psychology classroom: Tools for the teaching toolbox. Workshop conducted at the annual national conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Louisville, KY.

Naoi, A., Watson, J. C., Deaner, H. R., Sato, M., & Radebaugh, B. (2006, September). Athletes?? multicultural backgrounds and experiences and their preferred consultant characteristics and backgrounds. Poster session presented at the annual national conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Miami, FL.

Deaner, H., & Ostrow, A. (2002, November). Psychometric evaluation of the Sport Disengagement Questionnaire. Poster session presented at the annual national conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Tucson, AZ.

Hill, T., Deaner, H., & Zizzi, S. (2002, November). Helping gymnasts cope with pressure: Team and individual approaches. Poster session presented at the annual national conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Tucson, AZ.

Hirschhorn, D., Deaner, H., Hill, T., Webber, N., & Portenga, S. (2001, October). Working with elite college gymnasts: Defining our role to create a win-win situation. Lecture presented at the annual national conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Deaner, H., & Silva, J. (2000, October). An exploratory factor analysis of collegiate athletes?? perceptions of psychological adjustment to sport disengagement. Poster session presented at the annual national conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Nashville, TN.

Regional
Young, S., Deaner, H., & Marks, D. (2005, February). Recommendations for coaching girls on boys?? high school wrestling teams. Poster session presented at the annual Southwest District Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Phoenix, AZ.

State
Deaner, H., & Keeler, L. (2008, March). Goal setting from a sport psychology perspective. Lecture presented at the annual state conference of the California Association forHealth, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Riverside, CA.

Braithwaite, R., Hall, E., & Deaner, H. (2007, March). Applying sports psychology to your coaching? Lecture to be presented at the annual state conference of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Sacramento, CA.

Deaner, H. (2007, March). Learning to be a team leader: A necessity for coaches. Lecture to be presented at the annual state conference of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Sacramento, CA.

Deaner, H. R. (2006, March). Coaching for a cohesive team: The role of sport psychology. Lecture presented at the annual state conference of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Garden Grove, CA.

Deaner, H. R. (2005, March). The role of sport and exercise psychology in physical education and health. Lecture presented at the annual state conference of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Monterey, CA.

Editorial Activities

  • Served as the editor for the final review of the department??s Single Subject Matter in Physical Education Program Report for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Assisted with the translation of a documentary from Japanese to English
    Naoi, R. (Director/Producer). (2005). Yesterday today tomorrow [Documentary]. Thailand/Japan: Asia Press International.
  • Assisted with editing and research for an undergraduate sport psychology textbook
    Silva, J. M., & Stevens, D. (Eds.). (2001). Psychological foundations of sport. Boston, MA: Allen & Bacon.
  • Research Assistant on Critical Issues Manuscript
    Silva, J. M., Conroy, D., & Zizzi, S. (1999). Critical issues confronting applied sport psychology. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 11, 298-320.

Memberships in Professional Associations

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)

  • Student Member 1997 - 2002
  • Professional Member 2004 - Present
  • Conference Program Reviewer 2009, 2010
  • Member of Graduate Training Cmt. Fall 1999 - Fall 2000

California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (CAHPERD)

  • Professional Member 2004 - Present
  • Higher Education Section Chair Spring 2008 - Spring 2009
  • Higher Education Section Chair-Elect Fall 2007 - Spring 2008