Dr. John Gotwals

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
+1 807-343-8010ext. 7952
SB 1003
By appointment
Academic Qualifications: 
  • PhD (Kine), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2006)
  • MA (Psych), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA (1999)
  • BS (Psych), Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA (1996)
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Research Interests: 

Perfectionism is one of the most encouraged and endorsed characteristics in sport, exercise, and the performance arts. It is associated with enhanced performance as well as psychopathology, distress, and dysfunction. My primary research stream examines this paradox. What is perfectionism, how can it be measured, what are the mechanisms that connect it to desirable and undesirable outcomes, and what can be done to change those relationships?
Secondary lines of research include green exercise and the psychology of sport injury.