Lael Gershgoren, PhD, is an assistant professor, a researcher and a consultant in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. He graduated with an MA and PhD from Florida State University. Dr. Gershgoren is a faculty member in the Academic Collage of Management at Rishon LeZion where he mostly teaches sport psychology in the master level program in psychology of sport & exercise.
His research in sport psychology evolves around four main areas: (a) team coordination and shared mental models (SMM), (b) decision-making and decision-time within the perceptual-cognitive-motor linkage, (c) team cohesion and its effect on the individual and team performance, and (d) determination and motivation in youth sport and parental involvement. Dr. Gershgoren’s studies have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals in sport psychology. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer for several journals in this domain. Dr. Gershgoren is conducting his applied work mostly with elite athletes in various individual and team sports. Furthermore, he serves as a performance enhancement consultant for the Combat Fitness Department, Doctrine and Research Branch, IDF.