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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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Andy Murray: breaking away from sport's 'no pain, no gain' culture

Andy Murray: breaking away from sport's 'no pain, no gain' culture | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Too often athletes are forced into a narrative in which their sport overtakes everything, to the detriment of their health and future happiness.
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Underrated | By Stephen Curry

Underrated | By Stephen Curry | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
You didn’t think this was one of those fairytales where the kid gets some pep talk, and everything changes right? It REALLY isn’t that.
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Aaron Rodgers Reveals The Mechanics That Make Him The NFL's Most Accurate Passer

Aaron Rodgers Reveals The Mechanics That Make Him The NFL's Most Accurate Passer | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Rodgers throwing motion now is drastically different than it was coming out of Cal. Hear him explain why.
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Christopher Isaac Cole's curator insight, December 19, 2018 3:01 PM
He is very good I like him a lot as a QB but I would say that Mahooms is better and he is going to brack Aaron Rodgers records. 
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What U.S. Record-Holder Molly Huddle Thinks About When Racing

What U.S. Record-Holder Molly Huddle Thinks About When Racing | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Use these techniques to run faster at any distance.
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The Knee’s Better. Deshaun Watson’s Better. And the Texans Are Better. - The New York Times

The Knee’s Better. Deshaun Watson’s Better. And the Texans Are Better. - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A torn A.C.L. ended Deshaun Watson’s rookie season after seven games. Now he’s back and, with a few tweaks to his game, he has led the Texans to nine straight wins.
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Warriors news: Steve Kerr explains mindset on shooting 3-pointers

Warriors news: Steve Kerr explains mindset on shooting 3-pointers | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Prior to Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Steve Kerr was asked to comment on the Golden State Warriors ranking 19th in 3-point attempts this season. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Kerr doesn’t really care if the Warriors rank that low in 3-point attempts, as long as they take good shots: Steve […]
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Dwyane Wade Wants His Son To Learn from Derrick Rose �

Dwyane Wade Wants His Son To Learn from Derrick Rose � | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Dwyane Wade said he wants his oldest son, Zaire, to spend time with Derrick Rose to see how Rose prepares himself to play the game.
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Christmas Music, Twizzlers and Long Walks: The N.F.L.’s Obsession With Superstition - The New York Times

Christmas Music, Twizzlers and Long Walks: The N.F.L.’s Obsession With Superstition - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Players (and officials) still cling to the pregame rituals they think will bring them success on the field.
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Could This Be Why Your NBA Team Lost Last Night?

Could This Be Why Your NBA Team Lost Last Night? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study associates late-night Tweeting with next-day game performance.
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Visualization in Sports Psychology: Better Visualization Leads to Better Performance and Outcome Visualization in Sports Psychology: Importance | Definition | Tips

Visualization in Sports Psychology: Better Visualization Leads to Better Performance and Outcome Visualization in Sports Psychology: Importance | Definition | Tips | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Using it as a technique in sports psychology invariably results in a much better performance and outcome. It can bring about self-improvement, maintain good health, helps you perform well in sports and accomplish your goals in life.
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Why Mindfulness Is the Athlete's Secret Weapon

Why Mindfulness Is the Athlete's Secret Weapon | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The phrase &quote;sports are 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical&quote; is often said—but how often do we take it to heart?
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Caitlan's curator insight, November 29, 2018 6:51 PM
"Keeping your head" as my high school coach used to say is the only factor an athlete can truly control fully. My favorite part of this article was a quote from a Director of a Mental Conditioning  Facility Trevor Moawad, "You communicate internally with yourself at about 800 to 1400 words per minute."   
Evander Burrell's curator insight, December 11, 2018 12:38 AM
The benefits if Mindfulness, brings clarity to the mind in adversity.
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Can The Psychology Of Sports Help Voters Deal With Election Day Defeat?

Can The Psychology Of Sports Help Voters Deal With Election Day Defeat? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
If American politics in 2018 seem like a sport, maybe it's because they kind of are.
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Parents Behaving Badly: Dr. Rob Bell's Tips To Avoid Being A Bad Sports Parent

Parents Behaving Badly: Dr. Rob Bell's Tips To Avoid Being A Bad Sports Parent | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Much as kids make mistakes playing sports, parents also make errors watching them. And while that's okay, it's important to realize you're a poor sports parent and correct the behavior. Dr. Rob Bell shares three ways to do that, including not trying to live vicariously through your child's athletic pursuits.
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How to Build and Maintain Effective Thinking Strategies | U.S. Masters Swimming

How to Build and Maintain Effective Thinking Strategies | U.S. Masters Swimming | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Who is running the show? As someone who has always devised to control my performance, I was now listening. It didn’t hurt that my training had stagnated, yet I had committed to my first marathon swim, the Catalina Channel. I was in graduate school studying sport psychology at California State University–Fullerton, so I thought I’d better give this concept a shot. I theorized: If confidence is a choice, then I can just choose to be confident, and I clearly don’t know what that feels like, so I’m going to just act the way I imagine a confident person acts. Thus began “fake it ‘til you make it.”
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Golf Tips, Tennis Tips: Will You Win Your Next Golf Tournament Or Your Next Tennis Match? Maybe

Are you mentally ready for your next golf tournament, your next tennis match or your next sporting event? Take this test and find out if you are in the zone.
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The self-talk struggle is real: how to win at work with sports psychology | | EdExec

The self-talk struggle is real: how to win at work with sports psychology | | EdExec | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it

A positive mental attitude can make the difference between winning and losing on the sports field, but also has an impact at work. Here's how to beat that negative self-talk and become more positive at work 

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Revisiting Josh Gordon's impact on the New England Patriots

Revisiting Josh Gordon's impact on the New England Patriots | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Nine games into his first season with New England, Josh Gordon may finally be finding his stride with the Patriots. Playing wide receiver in the NFL i
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Atlanta United Was an Instant Success. Now Comes the Hard Part. - The New York Times

Atlanta United Was an Instant Success. Now Comes the Hard Part. - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
In only its second season, the team will play for the M.L.S. Cup tonight. Whatever happens, its coach and some of its best players will be gone.
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Giannis: 'Feels Weird' to Work Out with Rivals; Rejected Carmelo, LeBron Invites | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

Giannis: 'Feels Weird' to Work Out with Rivals; Rejected Carmelo, LeBron Invites | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo said he's not interested in working out with fellow NBA players despite offers to do offseason training alongside the likes of LeBron James and Carmel
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Opinion | Venus Williams: Confidence Can Be Learned - The New York Times

Opinion | Venus Williams: Confidence Can Be Learned - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
‘I always tell myself that it’s O.K. to be nervous, but it’s not O.K. to let that nervousness impact my game.’
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Better sleep helps students to improve final exam performance

Better sleep helps students to improve final exam performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Students given extra points if they met "The 8-hour Challenge" -- averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week -- did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.
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The Astros' Mental Skills Coordinator, Dr. Jesse Michel, Will See You Now

The Astros' Mental Skills Coordinator, Dr. Jesse Michel, Will See You Now | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Houston Astros have long aimed to be at the forefront of baseball innovation, and front and center, albeit behind a curtain, is Dr. Jesse Michel.
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Evander Burrell's curator insight, December 11, 2018 12:35 AM
Dr. Jesse, Sports Psychologist has a positive affect on players.
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LSU athletes open up about sports-related anxiety, depression

LSU athletes open up about sports-related anxiety, depression | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
As a former collegiate gymnast, Lauren Li, found comfort at LSU after experiencing emotional distress at Penn State.
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Caitlan's curator insight, November 29, 2018 7:11 PM
This article breakdowns an interview with a former LSU gymnast and her personal experiences describing her emotions while competing and how she dealt with them. She even talked about the varies sources her and other athletes used such as counselors and therapy sessions in order to keep the phycology edge of their mind in check.
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5 Science-Backed Training Tips Swimmers Can Use to Dominate the Pool

5 Science-Backed Training Tips Swimmers Can Use to Dominate the Pool | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Getting a grip on your mindset will help you remove the invisible parking brake that's keeping you from reaching your peak potential in the water.
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'High need to achieve' - Bolt joins Jordan in quest to switch sports

'High need to achieve' - Bolt joins Jordan in quest to switch sports | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
From Michael Jordan to Usain Bolt, a select few elite athletes have attempted the switch to another top-level sport in a trait psychologists see as a "high need to achieve" coupled with filling a gulf in their lives. Sprint king Bolt is the latest example, with the eight-time Olympic champion
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