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As the men's England football team prepare for their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years, we look back on some of our past material considering the mental side of the game (plus some external links).

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During a web search I came across the MSc in Performance Psychology based in the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education. I’d interviewed several performance psychologists over the years, but the description of the course piqued my interest.

Alan made...

Without question, Shakiba Oftadeh Moghadam’s statement addresses an important topic. It is disappointing to see that rugby players, like athletes in many other professional sports, still show...

Rugby is perhaps the ultimate contact sport: players fight for possession of the ball whilst running, in scrums and lineouts, placing themselves at high risk injury during training and competitions. Dr Jean-Francois Kaux, a medical doctor from the University of Liege,...

Why psychology?

Psychology has played a massive part in my whole life really. Most importantly when I was in a car accident when I was 16, I became paralysed, and I was fighting for my life, the crash was pretty traumatic and going through a big trauma...

In 2012, The Psychologist ran an article entitled 'What does the Olympics mean to you?' Themes of inclusion, (dis)ability, learning, diversity, development, role modelling, legacy...

Along with Robert Schweitzer, Eric Brymer (Leeds Beckett University) has authored a new book called Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experience (Routledge).

Why extreme sport?
Many years ago, when I first got interested in exploring...

I want to congratulate Derek Larkin and colleagues for raising awareness of mental health in elite sport (‘When winners need help’, August 2017). They highlight a range of complex...

Derek Larkin and colleagues (‘When winners need help’, August 2017) highlight a vital yet discounted issue within sport psychology: although the media portray athletes as living...

What connects these individuals: Frank Bruno, Dame Kelly Holmes, Marcus Trescothick [pictured] and Aaron Lennon? If you said are all are winners you would be correct; if you said all are elite sports individuals, again correct. But there is something else: they all reported...