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Eric Martin Presents about Athletes Work with Social Justice and Activism at Conference

Studio portrait of Eric Martin.

Eric Martin recently presented three posters at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology conference in Toronto, Ontario. Two of the posters were projects that focused on Martin’s work with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) that investigates issues surrounding race and social justice.

One poster, titled “Collegiate Student-Athlete Perceptions about Race, Diversity and Social Justice,” focused on athletes’ perceptions of racism at the national, collegiate and team levels, as well as several influences on athletes’ intention to engage in activism.

The second poster focused on athletes’ use of various forms of activism to raise awareness on several societal issues and was titled, “Moving the Chains: Athletes Using their Platform to Create Social Change.”

The third poster explored different techniques that four sport psychology instructors use to increase team dynamics in the classroom titled, “Coubertin’s Corner – Increasing Group Functioning in the Classroom: Four Perspectives from the Field.”