Eric BEAN, PhD


Dr. Eric Bean is a mental performance consultant and is currently providing mental skills training to Soldiers (including Special Forces and surgeons) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. In his role with the U.S. Army, Eric provides training on the mental and emotional side of performance to guide Soldiers to reach their potential on a consistent basis, especially when the pressure is high.

Eric earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, his M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from California State University at Fullerton, and a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Michigan State University. Eric is a Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Eric was part of a team at MSU that developed a coaching education course designed to enhance the leadership abilities of today’s collegiate wrestling coaches.

Eric is a published, peer-reviewed author and has written on positive youth development through sport, mental preparation for training and competition, and on leadership development.