Persian

arm design-Ahmadreza Movahedi, Ph.D.

Professor of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Psychomotor Learning and Development

University of Isfahan, College of Sport Sciences, Department of Motor Behavior.

 

 

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Contact Information

Academic Qualifications

Experience

 

Prominent Works

Outstanding Studies

 

 

Research Papers

Conference Papers

Dissertations and Thesis

 

Research Projects

 

Courses Taught

 

Workshops  Taught

Journal Reviewer

Honors and Awards

Webpages

 

Research Route Map

 

 

Contact Information

Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

Mobile and WhatsApp: (+98) 913-125-2711

Tel: (+98) 31-326-88-226

Fax: (+98) 31- 366-87-572

Instagram: @ahmadrezamova

E-mail addresses: a.movahedi@spr.ui.ac.ir ; armovahedi@yahoo.com

Address: Ahmadreza Movahedi, Department of Motor Behavior, College of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Azadi Square, Hezarjerib Street, Isfahan, Iran. Postal code: 8174673444

           

 

Academic Qualifications

Ph. D., Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Psychomotor Development and Learning, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2001-2005).

M. A., Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Sport Biology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Sport Biology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (1992-1994).

B. A., Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Tehran University of Education (Kharazmi University), Tehran, Iran (1987-1991).

 

 

Experience

University of Isfahan, Full-Time Lecturer and Researcher, Professor, (2016 - ~).

University of Isfahan, Full-Time Lecturer and Researcher, Associate Professor, (2011-2016).

University of Isfahan, Full-Time Lecturer and Researcher, Assistant Professor, (2006-2011).

University of Isfahan, College of Sport Sciences, Vice Chancellor, (2012-2015).

University of Isfahan, College of Sport Sciences, Secretary of Promotion Committee (2012-2015).

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, Invited Researcher, (June 2015-Sept 2015)

Zob Ahan Sport Club, Trainer of Premier League Volleyball Team, (2000-2001).

Isfahan Teachers Training Center (Farhangian University), Full-Time Lecturer, (1995-2001).

Foolad Mobarekeh Sepahan Sport Club, Trainer of Premier League Basketball Team, (1995-2002).

 

 

My Prominent and Outstanding Works: Field works

1.       I used to be a professional trainer for elite athletes of different sports. From 1995 to 2002, I directly served as senior trainer for Basketball team of Sepahan Club and Volleyball team of Zobahan club. Both of these two teams were competing at the highest level in Iranian competitive leagues. During this carrier, 6 players were qualified to be a member in Iran basketball national team.

2.      I have taught and conducted a total of 250 workshops and training courses (in theory and practice) for senior coaches and trainers of different sports at a professional level.  The topics mostly were in the field of peak performance including: athlete’s endurance training, strength training, power (plyometrics) training, tapering, exercise periodization and athletes’ arousal modification. I have also taught health related exercises.

3.      I have developed a sophisticated package of peak performance route map that has included physical, physiological, and psychological strategies for competitive athletes as well as young athletes to achieve their peak performance level. One part of this package deals with sport talent identification and talent development across growth. These strategies aim to provide athletes and young sport participants with appropriate and integrated training methods to achieve their highest sport potential. I have taught the package in numerous workshops and training courses in Iran to professional trainers, athletes and coaches.

 

 

My Prominent and Outstanding Studies: Research and theory

1.       In 2006, I have developed the latest model of arousal-performance relationship entitled " A practice-specificity-based model of arousal for achieving peak performance” published in the most prestigious journal in the field of movement neuroscience "journal of motor behavior". The study was then cited in the universal text book of motor learning and control (Version 2011) authored by Richard A Schmidt and Timoothi D Lee.

2.      My studies including 1. Improvement in social dysfunction of children with autism spectrum disorder following long term Kata techniques training. Research in autism spectrum disorders, 9, 1054-1061, Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 2.96,, and 2. Kata techniques training consistently decreases stereotypy in children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1183-119,. Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 4.4  in the interdisciplinary field of autism and exercise were considered as the studies with the highest and the best quality across past 40 years in the world. Emily Bremer (Affiliation: McMaster University, Canada), Michael Crozier and Meghann Lloyd (Affiliation: University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada) published an article entitled “A systematic review of the behavioural outcomes following exercise interventions for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder” in one of the most distinguished and the most valuable journals in the field of autism (Autism; impact factor=3.684). They systematically searched and critically analysed the literature pertaining to behavioural outcomes of exercise interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder aged 16 years. This systematic review employed a comprehensive peer-reviewed search strategy, two-stage screening process and rigorous critical appraisal. Quality of the included studies were also announced (adapted from the SIGN checklists; Harbour and Miller, 2001). Among the studies pertaining to behavioural outcomes of exercise interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder aged 16 years in the past 40 years, just three studies were found to have the highest and the best quality. Fortunately, two studies out of these three studies belong to me and my research team.

3.      In 2016, I developed a new model for explaining the way some individuals show permanent violent behaviors (aggressive, antisocial and maladaptive behavior) in society as well as the effect of sport and exercise on reducing these behaviors. The model entitled “a neurotransmitter based model for rationalizing aggressive, antisocial and maladaptive behavior”. I presented it at the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Social Sciences of Sport.

4.      My research team have completed three studies using transcranial direct current stimulation to see if it results in improvement of real sport skill performance and motor development. The titles are as follow:

a.     The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Performance of futsal Sport Skills

b.     Effects of Combination of Point Light Modeling and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Performance of Basketball Sport Skills.

c.     The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Selective Motor Training on Motor Skills development of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

 

Research Papers

A.       Research articles published in high ranked ISI indexed Journals (Based on Thomson Reuters)

2007. A practice-specificity-based model of arousal for achieving peak performance. Journal of Motor Behavior, 39, 457-462. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 1.41. This journal ranks first with the highest H index among journals in the field of motor behavior, motor learning and control across the world according to Scientific Journal Rankings.

2009. Effects of different variations of mental and physical practice on sport skill learning in adolescents with mental retardation. Research in developmental disabilities 31, 81-86. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 4.41. This journal ranked second among 36 journals in the field of special education, and ranked second among 67 journals in the field of  rehabilitation across the world according to Scientific Journal Rankings.

2012. Differences in socialization between visually impaired student-athletes and non-athletes. Research in developmental disabilities, 32, 58-62. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 4.41. This journal ranked second among 36 journals in the field of special education, and ranked second among 67 journals in the field of rehabilitation across the world according to Scientific Journal Rankings.

2012. Effect of selected balance exercises on the dynamic balance of children with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 106, 466-47. Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 0.68

2012. Kata techniques training consistently decreases stereotypy in children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1183-1193. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 4.41. This journal ranked first among 37 journals in the field of special education, and ranked second among 67 journals in the field of rehabilitation across the world according to Scientific Journal Rankings.

2013. Improvement in social dysfunction of children with autism spectrum disorder following long term Kata techniques training. Research in autism spectrum disorders, 9, 1054-1061. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 2.96. This journal ranked first among 37 journals in the field of special education, and ranked second among 67 journals in the field of rehabilitation across the world according to Scientific Journal Rankings.

2014. Specificity of Learning a Sport Skill to the Visual Condition of Acquisition, Journal of motor behavior, 46, 17-23. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 1.41. This journal ranks first with the highest H index among journals in the field of motor behavior, motor learning and control across the world according to Scientific Journal Rankings.

2016. The Effect of Karate Techniques Training on Communication deficit of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(3), 978-86. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 3.45. This journal ranked first among journals in the field of developmental disorders and autism across the world according to Scientific Journal Rankings.

2018. Comparison of the effects of perceptual-motor exercises, vitamin D supplementation and the combination of these interventions on decreasing stereotypical behavior in children with autism disorder. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 1-10. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 0.50

2018. The effects of different combinations of perceptual-motor exercises, music, and vitamin D supplementation on the nerve growth factor in children with high-functioning autism. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 31, 139-145. Note: Journal Impact Factor at the time of Publication: 1.701

 

 

B.     Research articles published in Iranian Persian Language research based science Journals

2019. The Effect of Endurance Exercise Training on the Balance of Perinatal Stressed Parkinson Rats. Armaghane-danesh, 24(1): 43-59. URL: http://armaghanj.yums.ac.ir/article-1-2457-en.html

2019. The Effect of Compulsory Sports Activities on Substantia NigraTissue and Behavioral Tests Induction Parkinsons Model with 6-Hydroxydopaminein Prenatal Stress Rats. Scientific Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, 26(6), 143-155. DOI: 10.29252/sjimu.26.6.143

2019. The Effects of Enriched Environment on Substantia nigra Tissue in Parkinson’s Disease Rats with Prenatal Stress. Scientific Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, 26(5), 115-127. DOI: 10.29252/sjimu.26.5.115

2017. The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Selective Motor Training on Fine Motor Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Res Rehabil Sci, 13(1), 44-50. (Full Text in Persian).

2017. The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Selective Motor Training on Gross Motor Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Accepted for publication in Motor Behavior Journal. (In Persian).

2017. The Effects of Individual Versus Group Competition on Acquisition and Retention of a Sport Skill in adolescent male students. Accepted for publication in Motor Behavior Journal. (In Persian).

2017. The Effect of Swiss Ball Training on Improvement of Sensorimotor Function of Three Boys with Autism: A Case Study. Journal of development and motor learning. 9(1), 15-37. (Full Text in Persian).

2017. The Effect of Delacato’s Sensorimotor Training on Dysgraphia of 9 to 11 Year Old Female Students. Motor Behavior Journal. Winter, 8 (26), 89-104. (Full Text in Persian).

2017. Effect of Yoga on Anxiety of Parents and Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders. Motor Behavior Journal, 27, 139-154. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. The Effects of Different Methods of Self-Talk (Motivational, Instructional, and Combined) on Physical Efficacy, Acquisition and Learning of Dart Throw Task. Journal of development and motor learning. 8(1), 127-140. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. Kinematic Parameters of Take Off Phase in Volleyball Back Row Spike. Sport Medicine Studies, 7 (19): 17-30. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. Improvement in Social Interaction of Three Boys with Asperger Following Kata Techniques Training; A Single Subject Design. Researches of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, 6(1), 33-50. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. Effects of Different Variations of Physical Practice and Mental Imagery on Shoulder Joint Degree of Freedom of Women with Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy Post Radical Mastectomy. Motor Behavior, 8 (24), 153-72. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. Effects of aerobic training on female students' memory quotient According to time of test. Advances in Cognitive Sciences, 18(1), 1-10. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. Effect of progressive resistance and balance training on upper trunk muscle strength of children with cerebral palsy: A case study. Journal of Rehabilitation, 17(1), 84-93. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. Effect of Balance Training on Dynamic and Static Balance of Children with Mental Retardation. Iranian Journal of Sport Medicine, 8(2), 143-158. (Full Text in Persian).

2016. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Aerobic Versus Pilates Training on Cognitive Function of Elderly Females. Motor Behavior Journal, 8 (25), 29-46. (Full Text in Persian).

2015. Effects of selected aerobic activities on body self-concept of women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy post mastectomy. Motor Behavior, 7 (22), 163-176. (Full Text in Persian).

2015. Effect of horse riding on social interaction of children with autism spectrum disorders. motor behavior journal. 21, 33-46. (Full Text in Persian).

2015. Effect of Balance Training with Swiss Ball on Gross Motor Skill of Children with Attention Deficit – Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of development and motor learning. 7(4), 437-455. (Full Text in Persian).

2014. The effect of different combination of music and coordinated movements on behavioral problem of 8-14 years old male children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of development and motor learning. 7(3), 311-331. (Full Text in Persian).

2014. Effect of juvenile play on improvement of shyness of elementary female students. Journal of development and motor learning. 7(2), 187-201. (Full Text in Persian).

2013. The effect of training two selected karate-hand techniques on hand stereotypic movements of a child with autism (Case study). J Res Rehabil Sci, 9, 387-98. (Full Text in Persian).

2013. Effect of Kata Training on Stereotypic Behaviors in Three Boys with Asperger Syndrome, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, 19, 54 -64. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. The relationship between competitive anxiety and incidence of sport injuries in Iranian elite basketball players. Jentashapir, 2, 351-359. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. The Effect of training two karate techniques on improvement of stereotypy in three boys with autism. Journal of development and motor learning 10, 97-122. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. The effect of traditional and modern juvenile play on social development of primary school female students. Journal of development and motor learning 8, 147- 164. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. Goal setting; a motivational factor for facilitating the learning of volleyball serve in novices. Journal of development and motor learning 8, 119-135. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. Depleted attentional resources and performance improvement under pressure in a sensorimotor task. Iranian Motor Behavior Journal (Research on Sport Science), 13, 109-124. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. Dependence of learning a real sport skill to the practice place; examining the specificity of practice hypothesis. Journal of development and motor learning, 9, 19-35. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. Comparing the Effects of Three Types of Exercise (Exhaustive Endurance, Intensive Resistance and Combined Exercise) on the Secretion of Growth Hormone in Active Men. World Journal of Sport Sciences, 6, 247-253. (Full Text in Persian).

2012. Comparing level and pattern of attentional demands in a volleyball jumping-serve. Journal of development and motor learning, 8, 45-64. (Full Text in Persian).

2011. Time course of attention during a volleyball jumping-serve using a dual-task paradigm. Journal of Movement Science & Sports, 18, 117-135. (Full Text in Persian).

2011. The Effects of Resistance, Endurance, and Combined Exercise on Cardiac Biomarkers in Active Subjects. Journal of Isfahan Medical School, 186, 1-10. (Full Text in Persian).

2011. The effect of goal setting on learning a perceptual - motor task in adolescents with mental retardation. Research in sport sciences, 8, 101- 114. (Full Text in Persian).

2011. Psychometric properties of a Persian version of the developmental coordination disorder questionnaire in boys aged 6-‎‎11 years-old. Quarterly psychology of exceptional individuals, 4, 135-161. (Full Text in Persian).

2011. Comparison of some anthropometric characteristics of students in three socioeconomic statuses. Research in sport medicine and technology, 9, 51-62. (Full Text in Persian).

2010. The Investigation of Competitiveness Trait Matching and the Kind of Training Condition in Learning a Sport Skill. Journal of development and motor learning 5, 117-134. (Full Text in Persian).

2010. The effect of competitive and noncompetitive training environment on learning of basketball free throws in noncompetitive individuals. Sport Psychology and Motor behavior, 4, 227-334. (Full Text in Persian).

2009. Mental Imagery Ability in Injured and Uninjured Elite Professional Soccer and Volleyball Players. World Journal of Sport Sciences, 4, 218-221. (Full Text in English).

2008. Does Training in a Specific Visual Condition Improve Accuracy of Skill Performance in Basketball Free Throws Shooting? Journal of Development and Motor Learning, 5, 23-38. (Full Text in Persian).

2007. The Role of Self–Control Feedback in Learning through Observation. Journal of Development and Motor Learning, 7, 81-101. (Full Text in Persian).

2007. The Effect of Two Motivational Environments on Performance and Learning a Perceptual Motor Task. Journal of Movement, 31, 149-165. (Full Text in Persian).

 

 

C. Papers Presented at Congresses

2016. A neurotransmitter based Model for rationalizing aggressive, antisocial and maladaptive behavior. Presented at the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Social Sciences of Sport, Iran.

2014.  The dynamic interaction of individual, task, and environment for degrees of freedom control; a conceptual model

2012. The effectiveness of expert video modeling and self-video modeling on learning of the basketball free throw in students with mental retardation. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2012. The effect of two karate techniques on reduction of social interaction deficit in two girls with autism. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2012. The effect of two karate techniques on reduction of communication deficit in three boys with autism. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2012. The effect of teaching kata on reduction of stereotypy in three boys with Asperger syndrome, a single subject design. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2012. The effect of karate Kihon on reduction of attention deficit in three boys with autism. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2012. The effect of balance training on depression and quality of life in patients with Parkinson. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2012. Improvement in social interaction of children with autism spectrum disorders following karate techniques training. Presented in 6th national physical education congress.

2012. Goal setting versus non- goal setting situation for learning a motor-perceptual task in adolescents with mental retardation. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2011. The effect of different combination of music and coordinated movements on behavioral problem in 8-14 years old boys. Presented in 6th national physical education congress, Iran.

2011. The effect of different combination of music and coordinated movements on behavioral problem in 8-14 years old boys. Presented in the 8th Iranian international congress of sports medicine, Iran.

2011. Kata Techniques Training Consistently Decreases Stereotypy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented in First National Science and karate congress, Iran.

2011. Does training in specific visual situation create any advantages for learning basketball free throw? Presented in National science and basketball congress, Iran.

2011. Dependence of performance of a sport skill on visual information available in acquisition phase. Presented in National science and basketball congress, Iran.

2011. Competition as an item of specificity of practice hypothesis. Presented in 6th national physical education congress, Iran.

2011. Comparing the emotional intelligence of athletes of group and individual sports. Presented in Second national congress of motor behavior and sport psychology, Iran.

2009. The relationship between competitive anxiety and outcome of the match in Talo male athletes. Presented in the second international congress of applied psychology in sport, Iran.

2009. The relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and trait anxiety of Iranian referees and assistant referees. Presented in the 14th commonwealth international sport science congress, India.

2009. The level of competitive anxiety and its relationship with incidence of sport injuries in Iranian elite basketball players. Presented in First national congress of motor behavior and sport psychology, Iran.

2009. The effect of competitive and noncompetitive training environment on learning a motor- perceptual task in noncompetitive individuals. Presented in First national congress of motor behavior and sport psychology, Iran.

2009. The Effect of competitive and non-competitive training condition on learning of a perceptual-motor task in non-competitive persons. Presented in the Annual Conference, Canada.

2009. Examining the motor behavior specificity of Practice Hypothesis via a motivational item in performance and learning of Karate. Presented in First national congress of motor behavior and sport psychology, Iran.

2009. Dependence of learning a perceptual- motor skill on practice visual condition. Presented in the Annual Conference, Canada.

2009. Comparison of the video self-modeling and elite video modeling on acquisition and learning of volleyball serving skill. Presented in First national congress of motor behavior and sport psychology, Iran.

2009. Comparing the effect of three types of competitive, noncompetitive, and combined environments on acquisition and learning of a motor- perceptional task. Presented in First national congress of motor behavior and sport psychology, Iran.

2007. Presenting a new model for weight control. International Congress of Obesity, Australia.

2007. Coupling of the motivation and performance in a motor-perceptual skill. Presented in 7th national congress of physical education and sport science, Iran.

2007. Arousal-performance coupling; a new explanation for the relationship of arousal and performance. Presented at the 12th European congress of sport psychology, Greece.

 

 

Recent Dissertations and Thesis supervised

2019. Effects of Enriched environment and Forced exercise on Substantianigra tissue and Behavioral tests in Parkinson’s disease Rats with Prenatal stress.

2019. Effects of treadmill training and prenatal stress on balance and Cerebellum tissue in Parkinson’sdisease Rats

2018. The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation skill performance of skilled futsal players. University of Isfahan.

2017. The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation and selective motor training on motor development of children with autism spectrum disorders. Tehran Azad University.

2017. The effects of balance training on executive function of individuals with multiple sclerosis, University of Isfahan.

2017. The effect of neurofeedback on acquisition and retention of a perceptual-motor task in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, University of Isfahan.

2017. Effects of individual versus group competition strategy on acquisition and retention of volleyball serve in adolescent male students, University of Isfahan.

2016. The effects of goal setting versus competition on acquisition and retention of a sport skill, University of Isfahan.

2016. The effects of easy goals versus difficult goals on acquisition and retention of basketball free throws in children with intellectual disability, University of Isfahan.

2016. Interaction of trait anxiety and non-competitive_ competitive motivational environment in performance and learning of a perceptual motor skill in high school female students, University of Isfahan.

2016. Effects of errorless versus errorful instructional conditions on learning of a perceptual motor task in female adolescents, University of Isfahan.

2016. Does learning of Basketball free throws differ among adolescents with low, normal, and high body mass index?, University of Isfahan.

2015. Effect of teaching Yuga skills to parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on anxiety of the parents and their children, University of Isfahan.

2015. Effect of color context (blue and red) on acquisition, retention and transfer of a perceptual motor task; examining specificity of practice hypothesis, University of Isfahan.

2014. Effect of horse riding skills instruction on the symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorders, University of Isfahan.

2014. Effect of teaching basketball skills instruction on implicit memory of children with mental retardation, University of Isfahan.

2013. Effect of juvenile play on improvement of shyness and self-concept of elementary female students, University of Isfahan.

2013. Comparison effects of different combinations of motivational/instructional self-talk on physical self-efficacy and performance/learning of a fine and a gross sport skill, University of Kharazmi, Tehran

2013. Effect of different combination of self-talk (motivational versus instructional) and verbal praise (performance outcome versus performance process) on acquisition and retention of a perceptual motor task, University of Isfahan.

2013. Effect of balance training with Swiss ball on fundamental motor skills of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorders. University of Isfahan.

2013. Competition as a component of specificity of practice hypothesis in learning of a perceptual- motor task in adolescent with physical disabilities, University of Kharazmi, Tehran

2013. Comparison effects of aerobic training and Pilates exercises on selected physical, mental and cognitive variables of aged females, University of Kharazmi, Tehran

2012. Effects of kata techniques training on the symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorders, University of Isfahan.

2012. Effect of different combination of music and coordinated movements on behavioral problems of 8-14 years old boys with mental retardation, University of Isfahan.

2012. Effect of balance training on depression, quality of life, and balance of patients with Parkinson, University of Isfahan.

2011. Effect of juvenile play on symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. University of Isfahan

2011. Effect of different combination of internal mental practice and physical practice on learning of a volleyball skill of 12-14 years old male students, University of Isfahan.

2011. Competition as an item of the specificity of practice hypothesis in performance of selected football skills, University of Isfahan.

2010. Effect of two kinds of competitive and noncompetitive practice environment on learning of a perceptual- motor skill in competitive and noncompetitive individuals, University of Isfahan.

2010. Effect of traditional and modern juvenile plays on social development of female primary school students, University of Isfahan.

2009. Effect of goal setting on learning of volleyball serve skill in novice female students, University of Isfahan.

2009. Dependence of Learning a perceptual- motor skill to visual condition available during acquisition, University of Isfahan.

2009. Comparing the social development of visually impaired student athletes, visually impaired student non-athletes, typical student athletes and typical student non-athletes, University of Isfahan.

2008. Relationship between the level of competitive anxiety and outcome of competition in elite Wushu athletes, University of Isfahan

 

 

Research projects (National and provincial levels)

2001. Body composition and anaerobic power of Iranian elite junior athletes in Basketball, Volleyball and High jump.

2000. Cardiorespiratory endurance of 17-18-year-old high school male students of Isfahan.

1999. Knowledge, sport skillfulness, and physical fitness status of Isfahan province physical education teachers.

1998. Health status (Cardiovascular and mental health) in Isfahan Teachers.

1997. Prevalence of sensory and motor disorders in Isfahan students.

1995. Prevalence of obesity in Isfahan guidance and high school (12-17 years old) male students.

 

 

Courses Taught

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Human Motor Learning

Human Psychomotor Development

Physiological Psychology in Sportt

Neural Foundations of Motor Behavior

Sport physiology (training design)

 

 

Workshops taught

Because I studied sport biology as my major in my M.A degree course, and I majored in human Phsychomotor development and learning at my Ph.D. course, and because I was a regional volleyball player and a professional trainer, I have a multidisciplinary vision on sport. So, I have conducted numerous workshops (more than 200 cases) both in the field of health and sport related fitness for peak performance purposes:

2016. Specificity effects in motor learning

2016. Physical exercise based interventions in developmental disorders

2016. Neurotransmitters, behavior and sport/physical activity

2015. Arousal-performance relationship models

1995-2014. Strength training

1995-2014. Plyometrics training (from a motor control point of view)

1995-2014. Exercise Periodization

1995-2014. Health related physical fitness (for health purposes)

1995-2014. Endurance training

1995-2014. Agility and coordination training course

 

 

Journal Reviewer

2014.  Research in autism spectrum disorders, ISI indexed high ranked journal. (1 manuscript).

2009-2013. Journal of Daneshvar Pezeshki, Iranian journal; ISC indexed (20 manuscripts).

2009-2011. World Journal of Sport Sciences. ISC indexed. (6 manuscripts)

2008- ~. Iranian Motor Behavior Journal (Research on Sport Science), ISC indexed (40 manuscripts).

2006-2008. Olympic, Iranian journal; ISC indexed (2 manuscripts).

2006- ~. Journal of development and motor learning, Iranian journal; ISC indexed (100 manuscripts).

 

 

Honors & Awards

2016. The Most Distinguished Professor (Research Excellency), University of Isfahan.

2012. The Most Distinguished Professor (Teaching Excellency), college of physical education - University of Isfahan.

2010. The Most Distinguished Professor (Teaching Excellency), college of physical education - University of Isfahan

2008. The Most Distinguished Professor (teaching Excellency), college of physical education - University of Isfahan

 

 

Research Gate (RG) score

RG score: 21.21 (higher than 75% of Researchgate website members). Based on Research Gate Website:

 

 

Webpages

My academic Profile is visible at the following web Pages

http://spr.ui.ac.ir/~a.movahedi

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2313-4752

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmadreza_Movahedi2

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=23009684200

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=m0iZljkAAAAJ

https://publons.com/researcher/3061429/ahmadreza-movahedi/