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Seeking excellence and success in sports and performing arts through mental conditioning and other applied behavioral sciences, from Psychogenyx.  
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The Positive Effects of Sports-Themed Video Games - Pacific Standard

The Positive Effects of Sports-Themed Video Games - Pacific Standard | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Positive Effects of Sports-Themed Video Games Pacific Standard “We found support for a long-term, bidirectional association between sports video game play and involvement in sports,” the researchers report in the journal Psychology of Popular...
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LeBron James' memory is amazing. Should other athletes train their brains? - The Week Magazine

LeBron James' memory is amazing. Should other athletes train their brains? - The Week Magazine | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
LeBron James' memory is amazing. Should other athletes train their brains?
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Actually, yes — according to Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, professor of psychology at Florida State University.
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The Po-ZZer: The Love of the Fame, not the Love of the Game

The Po-ZZer:  The Love of the Fame, not the Love of the Game | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
"Won't call no names cause that's not my job. It just applies to whom it may concern. You know who you are, but if you don't you never will." --Outkast, lyrics from "Mainstream." You all know the drill.
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The Influencer

The Influencer | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The NFL has gone from doubting Chip Kelly to trying to mimic his innovations. Can the question-everything coach and his Eagles stay ahead?
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Memphis Grizzlies Mental Endurance Coach Trevor Moawad talks about mental conditioning on CBS Sports - Basketball - Memphis Grizzlies - NewsLocker

Memphis Grizzlies Mental Endurance Coach Trevor Moawad talks about mental conditioning on CBS Sports - Basketball - Memphis Grizzlies - NewsLocker | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
While digging around the web I found a sneak preview at what the Grizzlies latest staff addition can bring to Memphis.
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TraderFeed: The Psychology of Preparation: What Traders Can ...

TraderFeed: The Psychology of Preparation: What Traders Can ... | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Psychology of Preparation: What Traders Can Learn From Dan Gable. Georges St.-Pierre, the mixed martial artist, once summarized his approach to workouts: "I make my training so hard that it's impossible that the fight ...
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In baseball, 30 is over the hill - Boston Globe

In baseball, 30 is over the hill - Boston Globe | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In baseball, 30 is over the hill
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There are various ways to estimate peak performance, but one of the most thorough comes from an economist named J.C. Bradbury.
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Baseball GMs:  Are you listening?  

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Get your head in the game: a look at sports psychology - The Dialog

Get your head in the game: a look at sports psychology - The Dialog | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Spectators are often envious of professional athletes. The player has gotten to make a living out of doing something they love, and they’re also getting way overpaid for it!
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Helping Sports Kids Who Are Easily Distracted | Youth Sports ...

Helping Sports Kids Who Are Easily Distracted | Youth Sports ... | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“... or communicating well with team mates, for example.”
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IOC Athlete MOOC: Sports Psychology - The Winning Mindset

IOC Athlete MOOC: Sports Psychology - The Winning Mindset | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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Nice online course developed by the IOC Athlete MOOC Team.  

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Overuse injuries present major concern in travel ball - Part 3 in a series With many baseball and softball teams in the country hitting the road weekend after weekend overuse injuries has become a ...

Overuse injuries present major concern in travel ball - Part 3 in a series With many baseball and softball teams in the country hitting the road weekend after weekend overuse injuries has become a ... | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Overuse injuries present major concern in travel ball - Part 3 in a series With many baseball and softball teams in the country hitting the road weekend after weekend overuse injuries has become a hot topic. Teams across the country have been know...
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Physical fitness starts with mental readiness - Jamestown Sun

Physical fitness starts with mental readiness - Jamestown Sun | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Jamestown Sun Physical fitness starts with mental readiness Jamestown Sun Too often, people become frustrated when they set fitness goals that are too ambitious and — if they can't meet those goals as quickly as they'd like to — that frustration...
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Tanni Grey-Thompson: The sporting great shares her thoughts on crashing out ... - The Independent

Tanni Grey-Thompson: The sporting great shares her thoughts on crashing out ... - The Independent | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“The Independent Tanni Grey-Thompson: The sporting great shares her thoughts on crashing out ... The Independent I've seen loads of talented athletes for whom psychology is a big part: they just can't compete or don't want to train.”
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These Famous Athletes Rely On Sleep For Peak Performance

These Famous Athletes Rely On Sleep For Peak Performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
For professional athletes, exercise, diet and training are crucial to maximizing their abilities. But in recent years, more and more athletes have been opening up about another performance enhancer: sleep.
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LeSean McCoy and the Chip Kelly Experience

LeSean McCoy and the Chip Kelly Experience | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The eight truths LeSEAN McCOY had to learn about Chip Kelly before he became a believer -- and the NFL's most dangerous weapon.
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How To Mentally Prepare Yourself To Give The Performance Of Your Life - Forbes

How To Mentally Prepare Yourself To Give The Performance Of Your Life - Forbes | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Forbes How To Mentally Prepare Yourself To Give The Performance Of Your Life Forbes Mental preparation is one of the most important aspects of peak performance under pressure.
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Your Fitness Identity

Your Fitness Identity | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
All elite athletes and, the teams they play on, seek, refine and try to maintain an identity. The most successful are able to achieve greatness as a result of being successful in establishing and maintaining that identity.
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What's your MBTI sports type?

What's your MBTI sports type? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
@Glasgow2014 closing ceremony tonight but which sport reflects your MBTI type? #BringItOn http://t.co/SP8dW1ngDr
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In the zone? Sergio Garcia isn't sure if that's what led to his back-nine 27 ... - The Plain Dealer

In the zone? Sergio Garcia isn't sure if that's what led to his back-nine 27 ... - The Plain Dealer | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In the zone? Sergio Garcia isn't sure if that's what led to his back-nine 27 ...
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"I don't even know what the zone is," Garcia said. "The only thing I can tell you is I was feeling very comfortable, I was obviously very calm.
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Trent Richardson finding his comfort zone - ESPN (blog)

Trent Richardson finding his comfort zone - ESPN (blog) | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
CBSSports.com Trent Richardson finding his comfort zone ESPN (blog) ANDERSON, Ind.
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Talent vs. Practice: Why Are We Still Debating This?

Talent vs. Practice: Why Are We Still Debating This? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“The development of high achievement involves a complex interaction of many personal and environmental variables that feed off each other in non-linear, mutually reinforcing, and nuanced ways. (Interesting!”
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Dr. Bob Rotella: My 10 Rules On Mental Fitness

Dr. Bob Rotella: My 10 Rules On Mental Fitness | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
10 rules for how to win your major (Dr. Bob Rotella: My 10 Rules On Mental Fitness : Golf Digest http://t.co/X6lIWlQKIX via @golfdigestmag)
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Good tips geared specifically for golf but can apply to many activities.  

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Peak Performance: The Blog: The WNBA's Shoni Schimmel: The New "Pistol Pete" in Atlanta?

Peak Performance: The Blog: The WNBA's Shoni Schimmel: The New "Pistol Pete" in Atlanta? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports | Sports Psychology Today

Challenges, Threats and Stress in Sports | Sports Psychology Today | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat (BPSM) (Blascovich, 2008), is a framework that explains how a person views stress and how it can then impact performance. According to the BPSM, when we encounter a ...
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Is It True That Some Players Can't Hack It in New York? - FiveThirtyEight

Is It True That Some Players Can't Hack It in New York? - FiveThirtyEight | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“Is It True That Some Players Can't Hack It in New York?”
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