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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Let’s be honest, everyone tries to impress other people on a daily basis. We all (or at least most) try to impress others – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’, […]
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 […]
Developing an effective Team in Sport
We’ve all been there. Sometimes a team performance just clicks. Every play works, everyone seems to read the mind of their team mates and […]
Can psychological measures be used to predict injury?
It is accepted that throughout an athlete’s career they will encounter injury setbacks. But it does appear, at least anecdotally, that some athletes experience […]
Understanding Alcohol Addiction in Sport
Within sport there is a noted paucity of research on the reasons as to why sportspeople drink in excess (O’Brien, Kolt, Webber & Hunter, […]