Sports and Performance Psychology
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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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Sport 'mechanic of the mind' brings Olympic expertise to firms - BBC News

Sport 'mechanic of the mind' brings Olympic expertise to firms - BBC News | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Sports psychiatrist Prof Steve Peters is offering his Olympic-winning expertise to firms who want to work more efficiently.
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5 Approaches To Mental Conditioning - American Football International

5 Approaches To Mental Conditioning - American Football International | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Mental conditioning is broken down into five skill categories: learning to think right, engaging in positive self-talk, reaching optimal arousal, concentrating, and displaying confidence. Football players must use these skills from the whistle to the snap. Just like any other skills, these can be learned and improved with practice. The more you practice these skills, …
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How PlaySight's Tech Helps Advance Athletic Performance

How PlaySight's Tech Helps Advance Athletic Performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Chen Shachar, PlaySight's chief executive officer, discusses the company's smart court technology with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Dolphins' Arian Foster announces his NFL retirement

Dolphins' Arian Foster announces his NFL retirement | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster has decided to call it a career. After a myriad of injuries over the past two years, Foster announced his retirement on Monday.
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Very classy exit, a must read.
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WATCH: Texas Longhorns basketball trains with Navy SEAL Team PT

WATCH: Texas Longhorns basketball trains with Navy SEAL Team PT | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
"Whatever they do good or bad, they are going to do together."
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Dodgers go to bat for Israeli startup’s video technology | Sports

Dodgers go to bat for Israeli startup’s video technology | Sports | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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Russell Wilson proves to be a 'magician' in win over Falcons

Russell Wilson pulled yet another improbable play out of his bag of tricks in Sunday's win. Michael Silver catches up with the Seahawks QB on his rapid ascent to the pinnacle of the sport.
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Athletes & racing drivers 'think faster and accurately when stressed'

Athletes & racing drivers 'think faster and accurately when stressed' | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientists at University College London found professional sportsmen and women were several seconds faster performing challenging tasks when under pressure than those not involved in top sport.
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Society of Consulting Psychology » The Perils of Hiring a CEO for Culture Fit

Society of Consulting Psychology » The Perils of Hiring a CEO for Culture Fit | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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Sports Stats May Be an Ideal Measure of Mental Health

Sports Stats May Be an Ideal Measure of Mental Health | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Tracking athletes’ performances could shed light on psychological conditions that are notoriously difficult to quantify.
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What You Don't Know About: Playing Cornerback | By Richard Sherman

What You Don't Know About: Playing Cornerback | By Richard Sherman | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In the NFL, winning has a lot more to do with survival than it does talent.
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What's The Best Way To Motivate Yourself For A Workout?

What's The Best Way To Motivate Yourself For A Workout? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Looking for workout motivation? Researchers may have just found the best source of fitness inspiration.
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Why cycling makes us happy: the positive psychology of being on the bike | CyclingTips

Why cycling makes us happy: the positive psychology of being on the bike | CyclingTips | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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Outstanding article about the satisfaction and Zen of cycling.  

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For Spurs, second game is as important as the first

For Spurs, second game is as important as the first | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
There was no Champagne in the Spurs’ locker room at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night. Otherwise, the celebration was muted for the Spurs after a stunning 129-100 season-opening romp over at Golden State, emphasis on “season-opening.” 
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AMAZING ENDING to the 2016 WNBA Finals!!!

AMAZING ENDING to the 2016 WNBA Finals!!! | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The L.A. Sparks win the 2016 WNBA Finals in dramatic fashion!!! Check out the last 23 seconds of this historic Finals game!!!
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A Lesson in Leadership: 2 Football Coaches, 2 Players' Mistakes, and 2 Very Different Reactions

A Lesson in Leadership: 2 Football Coaches, 2 Players' Mistakes, and 2 Very Different Reactions | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
How can you build someone up when it counts the most? A lesson from Sunday night's game.
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What’s the secret of the world’s best-paid sports manager? Ask the Chicago Cubs

What’s the secret of the world’s best-paid sports manager? Ask the Chicago Cubs | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Theo Epstein is a star because he values the person as much as the player.
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Candace Parker, At Long Last, A WNBA Champion - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA

Candace Parker, At Long Last, A WNBA Champion - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS — At this time last year, Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks were walking out of the Target Center dejected following a season-ending Game 3 loss at the hands of the Minnesota Lynx. Another year of high hopes, another year of failing to rise up to meet them. Thursday night, Parker and Co.’s season once …
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How to Become a Better Basketball Player, According to NBA Legends

How to Become a Better Basketball Player, According to NBA Legends | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Improve your hardcourt speed, shooting, and stamina with these workout tips and fitness strategies from the pros.
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Nick Kyrgios suspension: analysis of his ATP ban

Nick Kyrgios suspension: analysis of his ATP ban | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
NICK Kyrgios has become the first top tier player since John McEnroe almost three decades ago to be suspended by tennis’ governing body for a behavioural infraction.
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Dallas Mavericks Partner With Bedgear's Sleep Experts

Dallas Mavericks Partner With Bedgear's Sleep Experts | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Dallas Mavericks are providing their players and fans the chance to improve their sleep thanks to a partnership with Bedgear.
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Optimum Performance: Advances in sports medicine help recover competitive athletes at all levels

Optimum Performance: Advances in sports medicine help recover competitive athletes at all levels | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The science of recovery in athletics has expanded the scope of available options and techniques in recent years
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The Inner Game Of Everything: Why Is A Four-Decade-Old Tennis Book Still A Self-Help Sensation?

The Inner Game Of Everything: Why Is A Four-Decade-Old Tennis Book Still A Self-Help Sensation? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A Harvard English major wrote The Inner Game of Tennis in 1972. A million copies later, its ideas are still some of the most influentia
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Sex before sport doesn't have a negative effect on the athlete and could even benefit performance

Sex before sport doesn't have a negative effect on the athlete and could even benefit performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Over the course of the Rio Olympics, 450,000 condoms were distributed around the athlete's village. This may be surprising considering the common view tha
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Weekly Update: What does a great strength training programme look like?

Weekly Update: What does a great strength training programme look like? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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