Recent Articles


Books and Tests Written and Developed by Dr. Nideffer

Nideffer, R.M. (1976a). Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style, Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.

Nideffer, R.M. (1976b). The Inner Athlete, New York, Thomas Crowell.

Nideffer, R.M. & Sharpe, R. (1978). A.C.T.: Attention control training, New York, Wyden Books.

Nideffer, R.M. & Sharpe, R. (1978a). How to Put Anxiety Behind You. New York, Stein and Day.

Nideffer, R.M. (1981). The ethics and practice of applied sport psychology. Ithaca: Mouvement.

Nideffer, R.M. (1981a, 1989). Predicting human behavior: A theory and test of attentional and interpersonal style. Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.

Pratt, R.W., & Nideffer, R.M. (1985). Taking care of business. Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.

Nideffer, R.M. (1985). An athletes' guide to mental training. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Nideffer, R.M., & Fairbank, R. D. (1989). Playing tennis to win - The mental advantage, Tokyo: Japan Uni Agency.

Nideffer, R.M. (1989a). Attention Control Training for Athletes. Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.

Nideffer, R.M. (1989b). Psychological Assessment in Sport. Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.

Nideffer, R.M., & Pratt, R.W. (1990). Attention Control Training in Business. Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.

Pratt, R.W., & Nideffer, R.M. (1991). Coaching Attention Control Training for Business. Enhanced Performance Systems, Los Gatos, CA.

Nideffer, R.M. (1992) The Attentional and Interpersonal Style Inventory - Theory and Applications. Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.

Nideffer, R.M. (1992). Psyched to win. Champaign, IL: Leisure Press.

Nideffer, R.M. (1995). Focus for Success: Family Edition. ComptonŐs New Media, Carlsbad, CA.

Nideffer, R.M. (1992). Inventory of Concentration and Communication Skills (ICCS) - Business. Los Gatos, Enhanced Performance Services.

Nideffer, R.M. (1992). Inventory of Concentration and Communication Skills (ICCS) - Sport. Los Gatos, Enhanced Performance Services.

Nideffer, R.M. (1995). Concentration and Personality Profile - Home Life. Compton's New Media, Carlsbad, CA.

Nideffer, R.M. (1995). Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style - Revised, Assessment Systems International, New Berlin, WI.



TAIS/ACT Research and Review Articles

Nideffer, R.M. (1976). Test of attentional and interpersonal style. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 34, 394-404.

Walker, R., Nideffer, R.M., & Boomer, W. (1977). Diving performance as it is correlated with arousal and concentration time. SwimmingTechnique, 13, 4.

Nideffer, R.M. (1977). Comparison of self-report and performance measures of attention - 2nd look. Journal of Perceptual and Motor Skills, 45, 3, 1291-1294.

DePalma, D.M., & Nideffer, R.M. (1977). Relationships between the Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style and psychiatric subclassification. Journal of Personality Assessment, 41, 622-631.

Nideffer, R.M. (1981). The ethics and practice of applied sport psychology. Ithaca: Mouvement.

Nideffer, R.M. (1981, 1989. 1993). Predicting human behavior: A theory and test of attentional and interpersonal style. New Berlin, WI., Assessment Systems International.

Nideffer, R.M. (1987). Issues in the use of psychological tests in applied settings. The Sport Psychologist, 1, 18-28.

Whitney, D.L. & Pratt, R.W. (1987) Paying attention: A study of attentional and interpersonal styles of hoel and restaurant administration students. Hospitality and Education Research Journal, 11, (No. 3), 43-58.

Nideffer, R.M. (1989). The effects of menstrual cycle on athlete performance: A case history. Sports Medicine Update, 4, 4, 14-16

Nideffer, R.M. (1989). Theoretical and practical relationships between attention, anxiety, and performance in sport. In, Hackfort & Spielberger (Eds.), Anxiety in sport: An international perspective. New York, Hemisphere Publishing. 117-136.

Nideffer, R.M. (1989). Psychological Assessment in Sport. New Berlin, WI., Assessment Systems International.

Selder, D.J., Burnett, K., & Nideffer, R.M. (1989). Psychological factors associated with the successful competion of Basic Underwater Demolition Seal training. U.S. Navy Technical Report.

Nideffer, R.M. (1990). Use of the Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style in Sport. The Sport Psychologist, 4, 285-300.

Nideffer, R.M. (1990). Using The Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style With Athletes. In, Australian Sport Psychology: The Eighties. Bond, J. & Gross, J. (Eds). Australian Institute for Sport, Canberra, 149-160.

Pratt, R.W. & Whitney, D.L. (1991). Attentional and interpersonal characteristics of restaurant general managers in comparison with other groups of interest. Hospitality and Education Research Journal, 15 (No. 1), 9-24.

Bond, J.W., & Nideffer, R.M. (1992). Attentional and interpersonal characteristics of elite Australian Athletes. Excell, Australian Sports Commission, 8,2, 101-111.

Nideffer, R.M. (1993). The Attentional & Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS): Theory and Application. New Berlin, Wisconsin: ASI Publications.

Nideffer, R.M. (1993). Attention Control Training. In, Handbook of Research on Sport Psychology, R.N. Singer, M. Murphey, and L.K. Tennant (Eds.), Macmillan, New York, 542-556.



Applied Articles and Book Chapters

Nideffer, R.M. & Hessler, N. (1978). Controlling performance anxiety. College Music Symposium, July.

Nideffer, R.M. (1979). The psychology of injuries. Professional Sports Journal, 45-47.

Nideffer, R.M. (1982). Aiming the mind at success. Swimming Technique, 18, 4, 12-14.

Nideffer, R.M. (1983). The injured athlete: Psychological factors in treatment. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 14, 2, 373-385.

Nideffer, R.M. (1983). Soviets win in Indianapolis - A psychological perspective. Track Technique, 2676-2679.

Nideffer, R.M. (1987). Psychological preparation of the highly competitive athlete. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 18, 10, 85-92.

Pratt, R.W. & Faulkender, T. (1987). Profiling maximizes employee sales potential. Bank Marketing, January, 10-12.

Nideffer, R.M. (1988). Intention arousing device: Sport Applications. The Journal of Sport Psychology, 2, 168-172.

Pratt, R.W. (1988). The selection challenge - How do you measure up? College and University Personnel Association Journal, Fall.

Nideffer, R.M. (1989). Psychological services for the U.S. Track and Field Team. The Sport Psychologist, 3, 350-357.

Nideffer, R.M. (1989). Psychological aspects of sports injuries: Issues in Prevention and Treatment. In, Giam, Chook, and Teh (Eds), Proceedings of the 7th World Congress in Sport Psychology, Singapore, August 7-12. (See too, ISSP Journal)

Nideffer, R.M. (1991). Preparation of Individual Athletes for Olympic Competition: In Proceedings of the Second IOC World Congress on Sport Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, 1991, 62-67.

Nideffer, R.M. (1992). Training Skiers to Concentrate. The American Ski Coach, 15, 4, 5-7.

Nideffer, R.M. (1993). Concentration and attention control training. In, Jean Williams (Ed.), Applied sport psychology, Palo Alto: Mayfield, 243-262.

Pratt, R.W., & Gentry, J.A. (1994). Attentional and interpersonal characteristics of finance professors: Comparisons with college students and business executives. Financial Practice and Education, Winter.

Pratt, R.W. (1995). Directing your cast of characteris. Perspective: Journal of the International Interior Design Association, Spring, 36-39.

Pratt, R.W. (1995). Hits and errors: Bringing the box score to business. Manuscript submitted to Training and Development.



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