Kinesiology

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    Department of Kinesiology

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    Department of Kinesiology

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    Department of Kinesiology

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    Department of Kinesiology

  • Adapted Exercise

    Department of Kinesiology

Ashley A. Samson

ashley.samson@csun.edu
Assistant Professor
Email:
Phone:
(818) 677-5815
Office location:
RE 253

Biography

Dr. Ashley Samson is in her third year as an assistant professor at California State University, Northridge. She teaches courses in sport psychology and sport sociology, conducts research, and consults with athletes, both in and outside of the CSUN community. Ashley's research focuses primarily on motivation in endurance athletes, but has recently has expanded to the areas of loss aversion, emotional contagion, self-talk, women's sport, and the impacts of social culture on athlete perceptions. Dr. Samson has presented her work at various national conferences and has published in both international and national peer-reviewed scientific journals. When she is not busy being a professor and sport psychology consultant, Ashley enjoys riding her horse and training him for 3-day eventing, and running ultramarathons.