Christopher Janelle, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology,
Dean's Office

  • Ph.D. in sport psychology, University of Florida (1997)
  • M.S. in sport psychology, Springfield College (1993)
  • B.A. in business psychology, Miami University (1991)

Janelle CV

Contact Info

FLG 132E
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1718 |


Dr. Christopher Janelle is the Director of the Performance Psychology Laboratory in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. His research interests focus on the interaction of emotion, attention, and movement as related to human performance and health issues. He has published over 60 papers in refereed journals, as well as 10 book chapters. He also co-authored the Handbook of Sport Psychology, and he has presented his research worldwide. Dr. Janelle serves on the editorial boards of five journals, including the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Human Movement Science, and the International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He was recently named a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 47). In addition to his scholarly work, Chris has served as a sport psychology consultant to collegiate, Olympic, professional, and youth sport athletes.

Research Interests

  • Emotion and motor function.
  • Anxiety, arousal and motor performance.
  • Attention, attentional bias, self-regulation.


  • APK 2931 Honors Seminar
  • APK 3200 Motor Learning
  • APK 3400 Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • APK 4232 Measurement and Evaluation
  • APK 6205 Nature and Bases of Motor Performance
  • PET 5936 Emotion and Attention