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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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’, […]
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, […]
Athletic identity and career termination
Despite the various benefits associated with competing in elite level sport, playing the game that they love will always remain the primary concern for […]
Hostility in Sport
Professional players in the world of sport are expected to be, as they are labelled, professional. With recent events highly publicised in the media, […]
There are many opinions of what a group really is defined as. According to Carron, Hausenblas, and Eys (2005) a group in a sporting […]
EEG and alpha waves in sport
Sports psychology is the measurement of mental and behavioural components that can impact on performance (Singer et al, 1993). However, sports scientists and coaches […]
Disordered eating and sport
Public perceptions of an athlete are usually that they are fit, well-trained machines capable of accomplishing the impossible. When viewed either from a seat […]
Self efficacy in sport and exercise: Determining effort, persistence and performance
A complex process of self appraisals and self persuasion form the basis of judgements that individuals create with regards to whether they believe they […]
ACL injury in elite female footballers: Psychological risks successful transition
Research within sport psychology highlights and emphasises the potentially stressful nature of sports participation (e.g., Fletcher, Hanton & Mellalieu, 2006; Fletcher, Hanton Mellalieu & […]