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Are schools about to get gritty?

What is the key to turning potential into performance? Why is it that some talented individuals fail to fulfil their early promise? Why do some

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The Psychology of Olympic Champions

The Olympic motto of ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’, translated as ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’, is well known. But what does it actually mean? Does it

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The Olympics: Do's and Don'ts

The Olympics is a cauldron of pressure. Four years of build up for two weeks of high performance. The consequences for getting it right or wrong

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8 Ways to Maximise Training

Why do some athletes improve at a faster rate than others? The answer it seems may (partly) lie in how they train. Researchers have been exploring

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The Psychology of Perfect Penalties

Nothing makes a sport psychologist cringe more than people saying that penalties are a lottery, that they are completely down to chance or that

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Penalties: Myths v Facts

Forty years ago, at Euro 1976, we saw the first major international tournament decided by penalties. Czechoslovakia beat Germany 5-3 with one of

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Home Advantage: Euro 2016

The European Championship is here and many pundits are tipping France to win the tournament. Apart from having a very strong squad, a common

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Handling Exam Pressure

The thought of the exam hall. The noise of the invigilator walking up and down. The deafening sound of the clock ticking. For some students, the

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5 Ways to Improve Mental Health

During the safety briefing on every plane journey adults are reminded that, in case of an emergency, they are to secure their own oxygen masks

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8 Ways To Improve Character Education

Character education has been in the news a lot recently. The Department for Education has announced that rugby players and coaches were being

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