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Lesser spotted diagnosis – ADHD in sport

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a mental disorder starting in early years which can go on to have significant negative effects on lives […]

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I previously wrote an article on here titled, ‘why am I doing this at my age? Physical activity or competitive sport? Which looked at […]

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Confidence is probably the most frequently talked about psychological factor. Confidence is typically noticed the most when it’s gone missing, so as a result […]

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The 6 Steps to a Winning Mindset course is a highly practical guide to understanding and building your own version of these tried and […]

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Mental Toughness in Marathon Running

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Cultural Sport Psychology

In the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a football academy in Ghana as a mental skills trainer. Many of the […]

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Podcast 029: Applied Sport Psychology with Kate Kirby Lead sport psych with the Irish Institute of Sport

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Organisational stressors unique to para-athletes

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Identifying and managing organisational stress in para-athletes

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Influence of team resilience on professional rugby union teams’ performance

Rugby union is a dynamic collision team sport requiring the coordination of various team positions and roles, where players are frequently required to move […]

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Acute stress in sport

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What is it? There are many reasons people give to being stressed. Trying to balance work and a social life, meeting deadlines, preparing for […]

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The Australian Open – Applied Psychology

2018 offers elite sports stars many opportunities to win their respective tournaments/competitions/finals. The Australian Open, which begins in mid-January and offers an opportunity to […]

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Why you should day dream your free throw?

Before any Basketball game, every player gets nervous about missing that one free-throw that results in their whole team going down. In fact, losing […]

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