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Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs, Ph.D. Temple University Department of Kinesiology



269 Pearson Hall (048-01)
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • Union College, B.S., Psychology
  • Hollins College , M.A. in General-Experimental Psychology
  • Florida State University, Ph.D. in Motor Learning (Specialization in Sport Psychology)
  • Loyola College, M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology




Sacks, Michael H., & Sachs, Michael L. (Eds.) (1981). Psychology of Running. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.

Sachs, Michael L., & Buffone, Gary W. (Eds.) (1984). Running as Therapy: An Integrated Approach. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Also published by Jason Aronson Publishers in their Master Works series (May, 1997).

Fine, Aubrey H., & Sachs, Michael L. (1997) The total sports experience for kids: A parent's guide to success in youth sports. South Bend, IN: Diamond Communications, Inc.

Burke, Kevin L., Sachs, Michael L., Fry, Samantha, & Schweighardt, Sherry. (Eds.) (2008) Directory of graduate programs in applied sport psychology (9th edition). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.


Book Chapters

Sachs, Michael L. (2006). Sport as catharsis. In George Ritzer (Ed.), Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Sachs, Michael L. (2007). Play vs. organized sport. In David Levinson and Karen Christensen (Eds.), Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport (vol. I), pp. 1186-1188.

Sachs, Michael L., Sitler, Michael R., & Schwille, Gerry. Assessing and monitoring injuries and psychological characteristics in intercollegiate athletes: A counseling/prediction model. (2007). In D. Pargman (Ed.), Psychological bases of sport injuries (3rd ed.).(pp. 171-182). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology, Inc.

Vose, Jennifer E., Clark, Rebecca A., & Sachs, Michael L. (In press). Sport psychology and athletes who are blind/visually impaired or deaf/hard of hearing. In Stephanie Hanrahan and Mark Andersen (Eds.), Handbook of applied sport psychology. London: Routledge Publishers.

Sachs, Michael L., Schweighardt, Sherry, & Buckle, Michael. (In press). Exercise and sport psychology. In Daniel Christie (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Publisher.

Sachs, Michael L. (In preparation). Ethics and teaching in exercise and sport psychology. In Jack Watson and Ed Etzel (Eds.), Ethical issues in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.



Covassin, Tracey, Swanik, C. Buz, Sachs, Michael L., Kendrick, Zebulon, Schatz, Philip, Zillmer, Eric, & Kaminaris, C. (2006). Sex differences in baseline neuropsychological function and concussion symptoms of collegiate athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 40, 923-927.

Iott, Allison, Loughren, Elizabeth A., & Sachs, Michael L. (2007, November/December). Research in the marathon and ultramarathon in 2006. Marathon & Beyond11(6), 143-145.

Shore, Stuart, Sachs, Michael L., Wright, Adam, Liddicker, Jeff, & Libonati, Joseph. (2008). Decreased scholastic achievement in overweight middle school students. Obesity, 16, 1535-1538.

Sachs, Michael L., & Loughren, Elizabeth A. (2008, September/October). Review of The Spirit of the Marathon. Marathon & Beyond, 12(5), 15-17.

Loughren, Elizabeth A., & Sachs, Michael L. (2009, May/June). Research in the marathon and ultramarathon in 2008. Marathon & Beyond, 13(3), 192-196.