Bradley Olson


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Researcher Bio

Bradley Olson

Associate Professor

312 Gries Hall


Ph.D., Texas Christian University, 1985

Bradley’s teaching interests include social and clinical psychology, personality assessment, and motivation. His research is in the domain of intrinsic motivation with a specific interest in the effects of competition. He has applied his findings in his work with the United States Olympic Education Center with various sports including badminton, skiing, boxing, and speed skating. He attended the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics as a sport psychologist consulting the short track speed skating team. He has also worked with various collegiate sports, and was the sport psychologist for the 1993 Northern Michigan University Volleyball Team, Division II NCAA champions. He also enjoys participating in sports including basketball and horseback riding.


PRIME, interdisciplinary, research