Professor Eddie O'Connor, Ph.D.

Professor Eddie O'Connor
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
We are all performers, and we all have a psychology we bring to our performance.

Eddie O’Connor is a clinical sport psychologist who specializes in helping athletes, teams, and organizations improve performance by developing mental toughness and overcoming performance barriers. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. O’Connor is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and a Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry, and a charter member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Dr. O’Connor has authored and coauthored numerous articles and chapters on sport injury and rehabilitation in publications including Principles and Practice of Primary Care Sports Medicine; Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives; SportEX Health; and SportEX Medicine. His research articles on performance have been published in journals including The Sport Psychologist, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, and Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.

With more than 350 media appearances and speaking engagements, Dr. O’Connor enjoys bringing lessons of excellence to the public and large groups. He has presented to and consulted with numerous high school, club, collegiate, and professional teams and organizations, including USA Gymnastics, the American College of Sports Medicine, and Sportpartners USA.

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  1. The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    Eddie O'Connor
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    In The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life, clinical sport psychologist Eddie O’Connor, Ph.D., shares the best ways for you to reach your personal performance goals based on the latest scientific research—whether your performance environment is music, dance, business, or sport. These often surprising research results will make you rethink your own strategies, offering approaches you might...
  2. (Set) The Psychology of Performance & How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy Set

    (Set) The Psychology of Performance & How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Reinvigorate your mind and body with this rich two-course set. Learn how to tackle some of the greatest challenges and work towards your goals with the proven techniques of The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life. Then, get a step-by-step curriculum for tapping into those hidden wells of energy and injecting your life with a much-welcomed jolt of vitality with help from How to Boost Your Physical...
  3. (Set) The Psychology of Performance & The Science of Mindfulness Set

    (Set) The Psychology of Performance & The Science of Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Discover how to deal effectively with a wide range of life challenges through this two-course set. Start by learning how the relatively new science of performance psychology can help you meet your goals with The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life. Then, examine the science behind mindfulness and learn how it applies to an extraordinary range of human problems—psychological, social, and medical...
  4. (Set) The Psychology of Performance & How to Make Stress Work for You Set

    (Set) The Psychology of Performance & How to Make Stress Work for You

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    Change your perspective by changing your mind with help from this insightful two-course set. The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life will teach you how to aim for the top with scientifically proven theories and skills taught to world-class performers. Then, discover how to finally take charge of your stress with a bold new way of facing (and appreciating) daily life in How to Make Stress Work for...
  5. (Set) The Psychology of Performance & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Set

    (Set) The Psychology of Performance & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Discover new ways to take control of your life and succeed with this illuminating two-course set. Learn how to use performance psychology to improve your mental, emotional, and physical game with The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life. Then, build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain.
  6. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Learn how to face whatever is out there—and to live a fuller, more confident life with this two-course set. Study strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones with Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies. Then, discover how to practice and identify the mental and emotional approaches that will best support your performance goals over the long term with The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your...
  7. (Set) The Psychology of Performance & Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise Set

    (Set) The Psychology of Performance & Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Change your whole self, inside and out, with this rewarding two-course set. Discover how performers around the world up their mental, emotional, and physical games and how you can incorporate those practices into your own life with The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life. Then, get the latest scientific research in the field of performance nutrition to understand your own body better than you ever...