Prof. Boris Blumenstein is the Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research at Wingate Institute, an Associate Professor at the M.A. program of Psychology of Sport and Exercise at the College of Management Academic Studies (Colman), and an Associate Professor at Givat Washington Academic College .
He received his Ph.D. in Sport Psychology in 1980 from the All Union Institute for Research in Sport Department of Sport Psychology, Moscow, Russia (former USSR). His extensive experience in sport psychology spans some 40 years, culminating in applied work at the elite level. He has been a sport psychology consultant for the Soviet national and Olympic teams (1975-1984) and since 1990 he has been a head of sport psychologist services to the Israeli national and Olympic teams (including delegation to Atlanta, 1996; Sydney, 2000; Athens, 2004 and Beijing, 2008).
Prof. Blumenstein has about 100 publications (of which 63 are published in peer-reviewed journals, 29 are book chapters, 5 are books and 2 are a co-edited book). He delivered about 50 professional presentations and international workshops in the USA, Canada, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. In addition, he is past President of the Israeli Society for Sport Psychology.
Research Interests and Teaching
Mental skills training for performance, stress-performance relationship, biofeedback training, effectiveness of different mental interventions athletic competitions readiness.