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Sports and Performance Psychology
Seeking excellence and success in sports and performing arts through mental conditioning and other applied behavioral sciences, from Psychogenyx.  
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From Bad to Great: Lessons You Can Learn From the Chicago Cubs

From Bad to Great: Lessons You Can Learn From the Chicago Cubs | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
What 'The Cubs Way' can teach about building a winning culture.
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The Yips, Potential CTE-Depression Link and More

The Yips, Potential CTE-Depression Link and More | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
New sports psychology articles raise research questions
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Aaron Judge is making a powerful impression on the Yankees | FOX Sports

Aaron Judge is making a powerful impression on the Yankees | FOX Sports | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Bomber combines the best of brains and brawn.
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Concussion rehab tool proving to be powerful way to train your brain

Concussion rehab tool proving to be powerful way to train your brain | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
HOUSTON - Whether you're an athlete or not life is full of hard knocks. Now there's a way that athletes and even civilians suffering from head trauma can recover faster.
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Mental Training for Ice Hockey Goalies - The Flood Gate Phenomenon

Mental Training for Ice Hockey Goalies - The Flood Gate Phenomenon | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Flood Gate Phenomenon deals with a collapse in competitive emotional control and mental re-focus. Learn how to use a mental plan.
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Sports Psychology Series - Mindfulness - Acceptance - Commitment in Enhancing Sport Performance Potential - ur7s

Sports Psychology Series - Mindfulness - Acceptance - Commitment in Enhancing Sport Performance Potential - ur7s | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Our in house expert Stuart Pattison is back and looking a little deeper into sports performance and the importance of psychology. Today he looks at mindfullness and it's importance in performance potential
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Mandy Standley's curator insight, May 3, 3:29 PM

This article gives insight in how an athlete can get over a fear or issue while competing or working out.

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The fitness fallacy: You can’t outrun a mental-health problem

The fitness fallacy: You can’t outrun a mental-health problem | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
People use extreme exercise to mask mental health issues, says campaigner Niall Breslin
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Jazmin's curator insight, April 8, 9:33 PM

Not all athletes have a clear mind, a lot join a sport because it helps with deeper mental issues. The sport gives them discipline and allows them to mask the issue and learn to live with it a little better. You may not be able to completely get rid of the problem but it helps decrease it.

Matthew Bales's curator insight, April 9, 10:39 PM

The body and mind are connected and superior performance can be reached when both are geared correctly.

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ENTREVESTOR: Halifax startup Axem develops wearable mental activity monitor for athletes

ENTREVESTOR: Halifax startup Axem develops wearable mental activity monitor for athletes | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Though most early-stage tech companies are obsessed with landing equity investment, Christopher Friesen and Tony Ingram have just had the type of week that lessens the pressure to raise capital.
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Jazmin's curator insight, April 8, 9:42 PM

Athletes and many other people are always monitoring heartrate, steps, you name it, but what if you could monitor mental activity? These headphone allow you to listen to music but it is also monitoring your brain activity as you listen. When you start to lose that focus the volume turns down so you focus on what is causing you to lose focus. You can minimize and learn where those distractions come from.

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Kawhi Leonard's quiet, methodical rise to NBA superstar

Kawhi Leonard's quiet, methodical rise to NBA superstar | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Kawhi Leonard says we'll have to wait and see who wins MVP this season. The face of the Spurs' franchise doesn't mind waiting.
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The role of Geoff Miller, the Phillies' mental skills coach

The role of Geoff Miller, the Phillies' mental skills coach | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Baseball players: They're just like us, only under intense pressure and skewering scrutiny on a large stage, most of the time.
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Great article that includes some historical perspective on sports psychology and MLB.  

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Vajda, J.'s curator insight, March 16, 1:18 AM

This is a great article and a must read for Sports Psychology students! Pretty much summarizes why we are taking Sports Psychology and the importance the discipline holds for athletes to be successful at work and at home. Take a look at Geoff Miller's Intangibles: Big-League Stories and Strategies for Winning the Mental Game-In Baseball and in Life.

 

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Excerpt: Brain games for athletic performance

Excerpt: Brain games for athletic performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book Head in the Game, author Brandon Sneed details what it's like to test the brain-training devices used by pro athletes
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Vajda, J.'s curator insight, March 16, 1:53 AM


This is by far my favorite article. It is a must read! It brings to light fairly new technology called EEG training. 

EEG sensors collect brain waves, which the software on the iPhone records. When it is finished, the app instantly gives an EEG assessment.

On the iPhone, this appears as a bar graph breaking down six categories: activation baseline, focus capacity, impulse control, focus endurance, max activation, and stress regulation. It shows the areas in which an individual needs work. Perhaps an individual had trouble focuses the software then has training exercises to work on improving one's focus. It is a lengthy article, but very informative and for someone like me who has difficulty focuses (I'm a day dreamer), I was interested the whole time!

 

 


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Could sports psychology work for me?

Could sports psychology work for me? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The BBC asked the public to put sports psychology to the test. What did we learn - and does sports psychology work?
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The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Atlanta Falcons prioritize a player's &quote;CT Grade&quote; above almost everything else. Though it's a recent development, it already seems to be paying off.
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Go to www.psychogenyx.com to see how Psychogenyx measures mental toughness.  

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Elite athletes like Aaron Lennon deserve career-long help from sport psychologists

Elite athletes like Aaron Lennon deserve career-long help from sport psychologists | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
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Krystal Blea's curator insight, May 6, 2:43 PM

All athletes should have help or guidance from a sport psychologist to learn what to do and what not to do. This is an extremely important skill to learn.

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3 Things Swimmers Can Do Daily to Build Self-Confidence

3 Things Swimmers Can Do Daily to Build Self-Confidence | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Struggling to consistently be confident? Here are three things you can do each day to keep your self-confidence high
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Krystal Blea's curator insight, May 3, 3:42 PM

It's not easy being an athlete. Aim for success and never look back

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WHOOP Named Official Recovery Wearable of NFL Players Association

WHOOP Named Official Recovery Wearable of NFL Players Association | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
As first announced by ESPN this morning, WHOOP and the National Football League Players Association have come to terms on a partnership to make WHOOP the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFLPA.

The WHOOP Strap 2.0 will be  distributed to all incoming and current NFL players beginning
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Josh Dobbs: The Rocket Scientist QB Who Could Be the Next NFL Draft Steal

Josh Dobbs: The Rocket Scientist QB Who Could Be the Next NFL Draft Steal | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Josh Dobbs will spend the weekend before the NFL draft flying hockey pucks across the desert. No, Dobbs didn't switch sports. He isn't engaging in extreme cross-training or involved in an unlikely smugglin
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Athlete Intelligence Introduces Small, Lightweight Cue Sport Sensor For Head Impact Detection

Athlete Intelligence Introduces Small, Lightweight Cue Sport Sensor For Head Impact Detection | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Cue Sport Sensor from Athlete Intelligence is a small, lightweight sensor that can detect head impact in real-time and be attached to headgear.
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San Francisco Giants Partner With Halo Neuroscience To Improve Speed, Explosiveness

San Francisco Giants Partner With Halo Neuroscience To Improve Speed, Explosiveness | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The San Francisco Giants are partnering with Halo Neuroscience to make Halo Sport part of their training after tests showed measurable gains in performance.
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Lonzo Ball Is Life: UCLA's Superstar Freshman Is Ready to Win It All

Lonzo Ball Is Life: UCLA's Superstar Freshman Is Ready to Win It All | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Lonzo Ball's jump shot may be "wrong," but everything else about UCLA's game-changing freshman—yes, including his dad—is right.
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Are the Wonderlic and other psych tests really useful for the NFL?

Are the Wonderlic and other psych tests really useful for the NFL? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In 1936, a Northwestern University graduate student by the name of Eldon F. Wonderlic created and began to administer the first short-form cognitive ability tes…
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Are psych tests really useful in the NFL?
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We are family? Pirates find new use for music at spring training.

We are family? Pirates find new use for music at spring training. | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
For the first time, music became a staple in the air at Pirate City.
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Steph Curry's Secrets to Success: Brain Training, Float Tanks and Strobe Goggles

Steph Curry's Secrets to Success: Brain Training, Float Tanks and Strobe Goggles | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Steph Curry and the world's elite athletes are using deep science and cutting-edge tech to study and train their brains, and the results have been profound—not only in their games, but also their lives.
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How to Hack Your Brain for Peak Performance

How to Hack Your Brain for Peak Performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A new book shows how we can apply advances from neuroscience to work smarter and happier.
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Mandy Standley's curator insight, May 3, 3:35 PM

This article gives good tips for how an athlete can improve their mental state when it comes to its peak performance.