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Empirical vs. Non-empirical Resilience Strategies – Outcomes and Consequences

What is resilience? Resilience is your ability to adapt to and overcome negative emotional responses in a given situation. Or is it? A general […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 5 minute read

The Influence of Sleep on Performance

Sleep is an integral part of what makes humans function (Harris et al., 2015). It is a common need that, if neglected, has the […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Coaching Styles and Performance Outcomes

Coaching styles and coaching strategies are terms typically thrown around in academia, the media, and sport. For the purpose of this read, I will […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Doping in sport: Meldonium

One of the most discussed topics in sport at present is the doping scandal and corruption that has taken place widespread across athletics, resulting […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read

The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA): Applying the model with athletes through imagery scripting.

The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA) provides a framework for understanding how athletes react psycho-physiologically within competitive situations (Jones, Meijen, […]

Written by Sarah Kelly 4 minute read

Maintaining Motivation for Exercise: New Year, New You?

Now 2016 is fully upon us, many of us will have noticed an increase in the amount of people in your local gym. A […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read

Food For Thought – Sports Psychology and Nutrition

We all know that nutrition helps the body complete the tasks we set for it, but does it also influence cognitive and psychological systems? […]

Written by Niklas Cederström 4 minute read

Physical activity, Type 2 diabetes and the Transtheoretical Model of change.

There are around 2.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes in England, 90% of who have Type 2 diabetes (UK Health and Social Care Information […]

Written by Sarah Kelly 2 minute read

Bigorexia: The Internal Mirror

The term ‘muscle dysmorphia’ was coined in 1997 (Pope, Gruber, Choi, Olivardia, & Phillips, 1997) to describe this new form of disorder, commonly referred […]

Written by PRE PERFORM 2 minute read

Crowd Effects and the Home Advantage

As an avid football fan myself, I often wonder if all the effort I put into supporting my team from the stand really does […]

Written by Amie Wilson 2 minute read

The Problem with Talent

I dislike how we use the word ‘talent’. A quick google of the word ‘talent’ provides the following definition: natural aptitude or skill. Despite […]

Written by Matt Furness 2 minute read

How can Reflective Practice be used within Sport?

Reflective Practice is “an improvement tool to produce a change in practice” (Knowles et al., 2006) and can be applied in a personal as […]

Written by Luci Smith 3 minute read

Impression Management

Let’s be honest, everyone tries to impress other people on a daily basis. We all (or at least most) try to impress others – […]

Written by Mark Keep 3 minute read

Thyroid medication across athletes: understanding the cause for concern

There has recently been a lot of speculation regarding the use of medication for treating thyroid problems across the athletic population. It therefore seems […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read

Self-Belief, Mastery Experiences, and Performance in Sport

Considering the new name of the website, I thought it would be fitting to expand on the relationship between belief and performance. In order […]

Written by Lennie Waite 2 minute read

Studying Sports Psychology at University

Sports Psychology is an area which is constantly growing within the academic world. Sport students at both A Level and BTec will study at […]

Written by BelievePerform 2 minute read

Music, Quotes and Exercise: Is it a ‘Fad’ or Fact?

Today we are living in a digital era, and the advancements being made in technology are continuing to grow at extortionate rates. Since the […]

Written by Hannah Farmer 2 minute read

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is both a psychological and physiological phenomenon. Anxiety is related to emotions such as fear, and negative thoughts such as not being able […]

Written by Catherine Robertson 2 minute read

The theory of choking under pressure and strategies to prevent occurrence

Choking under pressure has become a widely researched area within sports psychology and it’s exact definition is still unclear. The term ‘choking under pressure’, […]

Written by Kelly Bourne 3 minute read

Sport Psychology University Courses

Where can I study a Sport Psychology Course? There are a number of sport psychology courses that students can study. Below you will find […]

Written by BelievePerform 0 minute read