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ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) has been a hot topic in Sport Psychology for the last couple of years, with more and more sport psychologists training to use the approach. I find it suits many athletes well, as instead of trying to block or deny the pressure they...

Amanda has played both hockey and squash to a national level, and still plays National League and international masters hockey. ‘In my Birmingham University days, where I did my degree, Master’s and PhD,’ she says, ‘I played squash with Matt Hammond, who now works in...

The British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference was, for the first time, held virtually and saw four keynote speakers present over two days. 

The BPS DSEP Chair, Dr Robert Morris opened the conference and introduced the first...

Have you ever noticed a change in the way you behave when you are in different social groups? For example, do you act differently when you are playing for a sports team versus when you are at the gym? These are the questions that The New Psychology of Sport and Exercise...

How did the podcast come about?

Pete: Well, Hugh and I, along with, Rory Mack, a PhD researcher and Motivational Interviewing trainer, have a WhatsApp group. We have some pretty honest conversations about sports psychology, about our...

The BPS has a Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP), for ‘practitioner psychologists who seek to apply psychological knowledge, skills and expertise within the context of sport and exercise’. The ...

Aidan Moran (1956-2020) BA, MA, PhD, FAPS, FPsSI, FBPsS, Reg Psychol., C. Psychol., Full Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University College Dublin (UCD), sadly passed away on March 16th, 2020. A first class honours psychology graduate from UCD at both...

Two years ago, I wrote on the 'Evolving Field of Sport Psychology' for Leaders in Sport: 'One of the biggest personal challenges developing a career in the field was barriers to progression due in part to a lack of inclusivity in sport'. 

Recently senior leaders in...

Andy Murray – Wimbledon Champion, US Open Champion, ATP Finals Tour Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist. The title of his recent documentary, ‘Resurfacing’, is apt given the resurgence in British Tennis hopes he has inspired. But in the main this is the uncertain and...

Here are some of our articles / interviews from 2017-2019…

‘The World Cup demonstrated what changes when people feel differently’
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