Dr. Bruce Klonsky
My research focuses on the development of gender differences in leadership ability, achievement orientation, altruism, self-consciousness, shyness, and social anxiety. I also enjoy doing research in the area of sport psychology. My recent research projects have dealt with topics such as sport fan attributions on message-board forums and radio call-in shows, the utilization of sport psychologists in the NBA and WNBA, and student perception of stuttering instructors. I value working with students on such projects.
I enjoy teaching a variety of courses, including Social Psychology, Social Development, Applied Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Dynamics, and Tests and Measurements. In each of these courses, I try to help students identify techniques and principles that they can use in their own lives. I believe in using class demonstrations, exercises, and mini-studies to promote learning and increase the fun level in my courses.
Department and University Service
I value my frequent opportunities to serve as Internship Coordinator for our department. I am the faculty co-advisor to Psi Chi (the Psychology International Honor Society) and often chair the department Award Committee. I developed and coordinate the Sport and Exercise Psychology interdisciplinary major. I also coordinate the Sport Administration and Sport and Exercise Science interdisciplinary minors. I continue to do sport psychology consulting with interested Fredonia State athletes and teams.
Selected Student - Faculty Collaboration
Palmer, L., & Klonsky, B. (2012, April). An investigation of the utilization of sport psychologists. Poster presented at the Student Research and Creativity Exposition, Fredonia, NY, and the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference, New Wilmington, PA.
Daigler, E., Pogorzelski, J., & Klonsky, B. (2009, April). The attributions of NFL fans from radio call-in shows. Poster presented at the Student Research and Creativity Exposition, Fredonia, NY.
Abdo, S., Polito, M., & Klonsky, B. (2007, April). Shyness and memory of a conversation. Poster presented at the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Grove City, PA.
Lake, T., Blanchet, P., Levonyan-Radloff, T., & Klonsky, B. (2007, March). Undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology students' perceptions of an instructor that stutters. Poster presented at the NYSSLHA Conference, Buffalo, NY, and several additional venues, with a similar research team in 2010 and 2011.
Pompa, M., Laycock, A., & Klonsky, B. G. (2006, April). The attributions of NFL fans on message-board forums. Poster presented at the Student Research and Creativity Exposition, Fredonia, NY.
Jelenic, M., & Klonsky, B. G. (2005, October). The effects of structured exercise programs on adult mood and physical self-concept. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Klonsky, B. G., Brannon, D. A., Zevenbergen, A. A., & Niehaus, M. L. (2003, October). Spectator and coach behaviors at youth soccer games. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
Niehaus, M. L., Klonsky, B. G., & MacLean, M. G. (2003, October). Assessing the role of parental pressure on enjoyment of youth soccer. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Philadelphia, PA (This was based on Michelle Niehaus' Senior Honors Thesis and NIMH Summer Research Fellowship Program in Applied Developmental Psychology).