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Mark Otten

Mark Otten
Associate Professor
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Phone:
(818) 677-4265
Office location:
ST 324
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Biography

Education

Courses Taught

  • Psy 320/L - Psychological Statistics & Lab
  • Pst 380 - Psychology of Stress
  • Psy 420/L - Advanced Statistical Methods & Lab
  • Psy 479SE/S - Advanced Social Psychology: Sport & Exercise 
  • Psy 524/L - Applied Multivariate Statistics & Lab
  • Psy 534/L - Latent Variable Analysis & Lab
  • Psy 692A - Seminar in Research Methods

Selected Publications and Presentations


Publications

Perez, D., Van Horn, S., & Otten, M. P. (2014). Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success: A Comparison to the Sport Psychology Literature. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 9, 85-101.

Otten, M. P. (2013). Clutch performance: A positive psychology perspective: A commentary on Mesagno and Hill’s "Definition of choking in sport" [Peer commentary by M. P. Otten]. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 4, 285-287.

Otten, M. P., & Barrett, M. E. (2013). Pitching and clutch hitting in baseball: What 109 years of statistics reveal. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 14, 531-537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.03.003

Frank, G., Plunkett, S. W., & Otten, M. P. (2010). Perceived parenting, self-esteem, and general self-efficacy of Iranian American adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 738-746.

Otten, M. (2009). Choking vs. clutch performance: A study of sport performance under pressure. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 31, 583-601.

Otten, M., Stigler, J. W., Woodward, J. A., & Staley, L. (2004). Performing history: The effects of a dramatic art-based history program on student achievement and enjoyment. Theory and Research in Social Education, 32(2), 187-212.

 

Presentations

Lenard, M., Ramsburg, J., Sarafian, R., & Otten, M. P. (2014). Impact of trait mindfulness on sport performance under pressure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miller, T., Okojie, M., Barrett, M., & Otten, M. P. (2014). Defense wins championships: How 111 years of statistics can inform teams, coaches and practitioners. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Zamora, R., Abusleme, G., Sarafian, R., Medina, D., & Otten, M. P. (2014). The effects of visual priming on athletic performance success. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lenard, M., Ramsburg, J., & Otten, M. P. (2014). Impact of trait mindfulness on sport performance under pressure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Center for Performance Psychology, San Diego, California.

Samson, A. A., Otten, M. P., & Virgien, K. (2014). The relationship between motivations, perceived control, and mental toughness in marathoners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Center for Performance Psychology, San Diego, California.

Van Horn, S., Sarafian, R., Abusleme, G., Samson, A. A., & Otten, M. P. (2014). Playing to win: A look into the motivation of athletes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Center for Performance Psychology, San Diego, California.

Zamora, R., Robinson, G., Medina, D., & Otten, M. P. (2014). The effects of visual priming for athletic performance success. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Center for Performance Psychology, San Diego, California.

 

Research and Interests

As evidenced by the variety of publications and presentations listed above, my research interests vary widely across the field of sport and exercise psychology.  My research lab welcomes students with an interest in sport, and/or the pursuit of sport and exercise studies in graduate school.  I also maintain an interest in multivariate statistics and structural equation modeling, so if any of the above also interest you, feel free to send me an email.