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Son, Feltz find that wording choices affect motivation

Son, Feltz find that wording choices affect motivation

In a recent study, MSU Kinesiology doctoral student Veronica Son and department chair Deborah Feltz have found that individuals are more motivated if they are working as part of a team, as opposed to focusing solely on themselves. Specifically, the researchers saw increased performance when the word “I” was replaced with “we” in self-talk motivational statements. “I believe in the power of ‘we,’” Son said.… Read More »

Long-time Kinesiology department chair Feltz to step down, return to faculty

Long-time Kinesiology department chair Feltz to step down, return to faculty

After 23 years of diligence and leadership as department chair of Kinesiology at the Michigan State University College of Education, Deborah Feltz has recently announced that she will step down from her position in August, and return to the college’s faculty. Feltz says she has considered leaving her post for the past year, and thinks about the decision in terms of her life goals. During her… Read More »

Doctoral students embark on study tour to Botswana

Doctoral students embark on study tour to Botswana

Fourteen doctoral students from the Michigan State University College of Education are participating in a two-week study tour to Botswana from June 24 – July 9, 2011. The tour, led by Deborah Feltz,  a chairperson and award-winning professor of the MSU Department of Kinesiology, will expand students’ knowledge of physical and psychological child development, along with educational philosophy, curriculum, structure and… Read More »

Kinesiology research: Virtual workout partners spur better results

Can’t find anyone to exercise with? Don’t despair: New research from Michigan State University reveals working out with a virtual partner improves motivation during exercise. The study led by Deborah Feltz, chairperson of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, is the first to investigate the Kohler effect on motivation in health video games; that phenomenon explains why… Read More »

Helping coaches deal with doping issues

Helping coaches deal with doping issues

Kinesiology professor and department chair Deb Feltz is working on a project to improve coaches’ confidence when it comes to confronting athletes that they suspect might be using performance-enhancing drugs. She is co-principal investigator with Philip Sullivan, a professor at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.  Sullivan received his Ph.D. in kinesiology from MSU in 2000. Read… Read More »