Jim Doorley

Jim Doorley

Jim Doorley

Graduate Research Assistant

Depression and suicidality were among my earliest research interests in psychology. Since then, I've gravitated toward the opposing end of human functioning as I seek to understand how people achieve fulfillment and perform optimally when faced with sub-optimal situations and psychological barriers (e.g., anxiety). My current clinical and research interests are broadly related to sport and performance psychology. I was awarded a graduate student research grant by the NCAA to explore associations between athlete personality, daily coping responses to stressful events, and sport performance/mental skills use in practices and competitions. In the future, I plan to investigate how psychological flexibility, self-compassion, and other constructs from the clinical and positive psychology literatures promote emotional well-being and optimal performance in the domains of sport, business, and beyond.