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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