Christopher Janelle, Ph.D.

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

  • Ph.D. in Health and Human performance, University of Florida (1997)
  • M.S. in Physical Education, Springfield College (1993)
  • B.A. in Business Psychology, Miami University (1991)

Janelle CV
Performance Psychology Lab


Contact Info

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


Christopher Janelle is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Health and Human Performance, as well as Professor and Director of the Performance Psychology Laboratory in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. His research interests focus on the interaction of emotion, attention, and movement as related to human performance and health issues. He has published over 90 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and he co-authored the Handbook of Sport Psychology. Dr. Janelle‚Äôs work has been funded by NIH and the American Heart Association among other foundations and federal agencies, and he has presented his research widely at national and international meetings. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Human Movement Science, and the International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He 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