- Faculty & Staff
Dr. Bruce Klonsky
My research focuses on (a) the development of gender differences in leadership ability, achievement orientation, altruism, shyness, self-consciousness, and social anxiety, and (b) gender and the evaluation of leaders. I also enjoy doing research in the area of sport psychology. My recent sport psychology projects have dealt with topics such as (a) the utilization of sport psychologists in professional baseball and major league baseball, and (b) sport fan attributions on radio call-in shows and web-based forums. Additionally, I have worked with a former student (and now professor) on student perceptions of individuals with stuttering and /r/ articulation disorders.
I enjoy teaching a variety of courses, including Social Psychology, Social Development, Applied Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Dynamics, and Tests and Measurements. In each of these courses, I try to help students identify techniques and principles that they can use in their own lives. I believe in using class demonstrations, exercises, and mini-studies to promote learning and increase the fun level in my courses.
Department and University Service
I value my frequent opportunities to serve as Internship Coordinator for our department. I am the faculty co-advisor to Psi Chi (the Psychology International Honor Society) and often chair the department Award Committee. I developed and coordinate the Sport and Exercise Psychology interdisciplinary major. I do Sport Psychology advising and program development for our students. I also do sport psychology consulting for campus and community.
Publications and Professional Conference Presentations (*= includes student co-author)
Blanchet, P. G., Radloff, T. L., Lake, T., Klonsky, B. G., & Butler, B. (2015, November). The effects of self-disclosure on students’ perceptions of a speaker who stutters. Poster to be presented at ASHA Convention, Denver, CO.*
Klonsky, B. G. (2015, October). Storming and roll playing: An energizing approach to teaching group dynamics concepts in sport psychology. In T. Eggleston and B. Klonsky (Chairs), Teaching Sport and Exercise Psychology Special Interest Group Symposium: Best teaching practices from forming to adjourning. Symposium conducted at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Klonsky, B.G., Kornspan, A. S., Grasso, C., & Johnston, K. (2015, October). The utilization of sport psychology consultants in Major League Baseball. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Indianapolis, IN.*
Klonsky, B. G., & Vedovato, S. L. (2015, August). Sport psychology on the playing fields and front lines. In S. V. Bowles (Chair), Military and sport engagement symposium: Challenging mind, body, spirit, and social connection. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cronin, S. A., Blanchet, P. G., Klonsky, B. G., & Piazza, N. (2014). The effect of a modeled /r/ articulatory disorder on listener perceptions of speech skills and personality traits. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 41, 169-178.*
Eggleston, T., & Klonsky, B. G. (2014, October). 5-on-5 (5 slides for 5 minutes) for Teaching Sport and Exercise Psychology Special Interest Group. Presentation at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
Blanchet, P. G., Radloff, T. L., Lake, T., Klonsky, B. G., & Butler, B. (2014, July). Students’ perceptions of a speaker who stutters under disclosure and non-disclosure conditions. Poster presented at the 10th Oxford Disfluency Conference, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford , UK.*
Klonsky, B. G., Palmer, L., & Kornspan, A. S. (2013, October). The utilization of sport psychologists in the NBA and WNBA. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.*
Eagly, A. H., Makhijani, M., & Klonsky, B. G. (2012). Gender and the evaluation of leaders: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 1992, 111, 3-22. In A. M. Konrad (Ed.), Business and gender: Critical perspectives. Volume II (Attitudes and Social Interaction), Part 5 (20 pp.). New York: Routledge.
Klonsky, B. G., Miniszewski, M. J, & Motz, A. R. (2009, August). Fan attributions on postgame radio broadcasts: The Buffalo Bills story. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.*
Klonsky, B. G., Polito, M. J., & Abdo, S. J. (2009, March). Shyness and brief interaction with a stranger: Interpersonal distance and memory. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.*
Selected Student-Faculty Collaboration: Undergraduate Conferences
Grasso, C., Johnston, K., & Klonsky, B. G. (2014, April). The utilization of sport psychologists in Major League Baseball. Poster presented at the Student Research and Creativity Exposition, SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.
Palmer, L., & Klonsky, B. G. (2012, April). An investigation of the utilization of sport psychologists in the NBA and WNBA. Poster presented at the Student Research and Creativity Exposition, SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, and the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Conference, New Wilmington, PA.
Daigler, E., Pogorzelski, J., & Klonsky, B. G. (2009, April). The attributions of NFL fans from radio call-in shows. Poster presented to the Student Research and Creativity Exposition, SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.