Dr. Brooke Thompson

Brooke Thompson

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling

  • BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • MS in Educational Psychology with emphasis in Sport Psychology, Florida State University
  • PhD in Educational Psychology with emphasis in Sport Psychology, Florida State University

Courses Taught

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Psychology of Women (Seminar)

Bio

Dr. Brooke Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Gardner-Webb University. She holds a doctorate in sport psychology and her primary areas of interest in sport psychology are focused on anxiety about discomfort/pain during athletic and exercise endeavors, as well as the experience and perception of pain in such endeavors. These interests have culminated into several publications and conference presentations. Brooke was a Division I track and field athlete, who competed in the long and triple jump, the heptathlon, and the 4 X 400 meter relay. She considers herself an avid runner and has participated in a marathon, as well as several half marathons and 5k races.