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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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Don't Be A Slave to Your Phone

We live in an age of distraction. A recent report found that there are now more mobile phones on the planet than people. The ability to

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