Comparing yourself to other athletes I will provide a detailed explanation of the social comparison theory in sport psychology. Social comparison theory is a concept that has been widely used in the field of sport psychology. It is a theory that explains how people evaluate themselves based on the comparison with others. The theory was […]
Sport psychologist based in stockport, greater Manchester. Helping support athletes as their sport psychologist offering sport psychology support.
Concentration in Sport The different types of concentration used in sport psychology encompass a variety of mental skills that can improve performance, including cognitive, physical, and emotional techniques. Cognitive techniques such as imagery, goal setting, and self-talk can be beneficial in helping athletes focus on their abilities and the task at hand. Physical techniques, such
The Brain and Sport The human brain is an incredibly complex organ, composed of several distinct regions that each play a role in different functions. While many areas of the brain are involved with normal day-to-day activities, certain areas are especially important for peak performance in sports. The key areas of the brain that are
Flow State Being in the zone, sometimes referred to as flow state in sports psychology, is a state of extreme concentration and focus in which all outside factors appear to be blocked out and a person’s performance is heightened. It is believed that athletes are more creative and productive in this mental state, allowing them
Goal Setting in Sport Goal setting can be used to help athletes achieve success in sports. Goal setting is a powerful tool that assists athletes in developing a plan for achieving their desired performance outcomes. Athletes use goal setting to help them focus, prioritize, and remain motivated. If used correctly, goal setting can enhance an
Sports Psychology Interventions: Enhancing the Performance of Athletes Sport Psychology Interventions
Sports Psychology Interventions: Enhancing the Performance of Athletes Sport Psychology Interventions In recent years, sport psychology interventions have become increasingly popular amongst athletes, with the aim of improving performance in a range of different sports. This review aims to discuss the evidence for the use of various sport psychology interventions and to provide an overview of
What is sport psychology? Sport psychology is a type of mental health practice that applies psychological principles and theories to sports performance. It offers athletes the opportunity to become better athletes through an understanding of their emotions, beliefs, motivation, and behavior. Sport psychology can help improve performance by teaching athletes how to manage their thoughts
Self-Talk in sport Self-talk has become an increasingly important tool used in the application of sport psychology, as it is a mechanism for athletes to psychologically prepare for competition or performance. Self-talk, which is defined as any speech (either internal or vocalized) used by athletes to influence their behavior, emotions, and cognition has been demonstrated
Pre-Event Planning There are many aspects of sport that athletes have simply no control over. This can be lucky bounces, strange referee decisions or an untimely injury. Some athletes might complain about the wind and rain, whereas others might complain about their tools. Ideally, the athletes should be thinking that ‘Ok, I’ve done everything possible
Act in sport Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) in Sport Creating a rich, full and meaningful life (while accepting the pain that goes with it) Quote by Russ Harris In this brief article I will be offering an outline of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for sport and how it can help to improve psychological skills.