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Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D.

Deputy Head, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University

Dr. Costas Karageorghis is deputy head (research) of the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University in London. He has spent the last 20 years conducting research into the psychological effects of music in the domain of sport and exercise, a topic that his name has become synonymous with in the world's media. In this time, Karageorghis has developed a theory to explain how music influences performance and mental states, produced a measure of the motivational qualities of music, led numerous experimental studies, and conducted several extensive reviews of research into the effects of music in exercise. His output includes more than 150 scholarly articles, seven exercise-related music albums, and the 2011 Human Kinetics text <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Sport-Psychology-Costas-Karageorghis/dp/0736033297/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363984240&sr=8-1&keywords=Inside+Sport+Psychology" rel="nofollow"><em>Inside Sport Psychology</em></a>.

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