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 […]
Growth Mindset: Reaching your full potential
Over the years, there has been many athletes that have been tipped to be the next big star, but fail to reach their full […]
Talent Recognition, what to look for?
Our youth has many dreams and aspirations. Lots of young boys dream of scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final or win […]
Expected Performance After Head Injury – How to Approach an Invisible Opponent
Sports related head injuries (e.g., concussions) affect one’s ability to concentrate, make decisions, foster learning, and perform both individually and collaboratively as part of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]