Honors Program

Midway Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Amy Johnson

Thesis Professor Department

Cross-Disciplinary Studies


The development of major organizations has led to an increase in the use of different psychological principles. Organizational psychology has many different applications within sports organizations and, if used correctly, these applications can improve overall performance. When the principles of Organizational psychology are implemented properly, the attitude, motivation, and leadership qualities of individual members within the organization are enhanced. This improvement of individual members will have an impact on the performance of the entire organization. A successful organization should be adaptable, committed, goal-orientated, and synchronized. To apply these principles and concepts, the organization needs good leaders who can manage the entire group and make sure that all levels of the organization are working in unison. The results of analysis research suggest that organizational psychology has a major role to play within the sports world. However, it is less clear whether or not these principles can translate in to College organizations as effectively.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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