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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The case of Loris Karius, and why sports psychology is so important in the modern game

The case of Loris Karius, and why sports psychology is so important in the modern game | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
It was an evening Loris Karius will never forget – and not in a good way. The Liverpool goalkeeper made two high-profile blunders in last season’s Champions League final against Real Madrid, as Ju
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Bianca Andreescu Is Rising in the Tennis Rankings Ahead of Schedule - The New York Times

Bianca Andreescu Is Rising in the Tennis Rankings Ahead of Schedule - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The 18-year-old surprise finalist at Indian Wells is part of a new wave of gifted Canadian teenagers with immigrant families and potential Grand Slam titles in their future.
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Depression, Exhaustion, Injuries and Unthinkable Pressure: Inside the Latest Tragic Athlete Deaths | E! News

The suicide of 23-year-old cyclist Kelly Catlin was a jarring reminder that the conversation about mental health, and the importance of encouraging people to speak up, must never stop
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Why some people can't stop running, according to sport psychology

Why some people can't stop running, according to sport psychology | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Running can be addictive. Here's how to beat that addiction.
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‘The first thing I do is meditate’: Bianca Andreescu visualizes Indian Wells success

‘The first thing I do is meditate’: Bianca Andreescu visualizes Indian Wells success | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
As her breakthrough run continues into the Indian Wells semifinals, Canadian wildcard Bianca Andreescu revealed how she hones the mental side of her giant-slaying game.
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A Wiser Naomi Osaka Adjusts to Stardom, Even as She Briefly Stumbles - The New York Times

A Wiser Naomi Osaka Adjusts to Stardom, Even as She Briefly Stumbles - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Her first two tournaments since being ranked No. 1 ended in losses, but the young star is getting more comfortable in the spotlight.
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Why Coaching From the Sidelines Will Always Backfire for Sports Parents

Why Coaching From the Sidelines Will Always Backfire for Sports Parents | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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How to keep pre-workout anxiety from affecting your sweat sesh

How to keep pre-workout anxiety from affecting your sweat sesh | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Experts explain the reasons behind your pre workout jitters, along with four helpful tricks for easing that nervousness so you can go into your workout with confidence.
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Choosing Background Music for Productivity and Focus at Work

Choosing Background Music for Productivity and Focus at Work | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
How to Choose the Right Background Music for Your Work, According to Science
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David Price locked in and loaded with focus –

David Price locked in and loaded with focus – | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
FORT MYERS -- David Price takes a deep breath and his eyes zero in on the target. To look at the Red Sox left-hander in that moment through a close-up TV shot is to wonder whether he would hear an overhead sonic boom. The nurturing roots of the phenomenal focus Price brings to the mound
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Luka Doncic Is Being Prepared For A Leadership Role

Luka Doncic Is Being Prepared For A Leadership Role | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Dallas Mavericks know what they have when it comes to star rookie, Luka Doncic. Now, as the season winds down, they want him to develop into a larger role both on and off the court.
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Parents' bad sideline behavior can cause kids to quit sports

Parents' bad sideline behavior can cause kids to quit sports | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
KIMBERLY (WLUK) -- After parents exploded into a brawl last week during a grade school wrestling match in Kimberly, psychologists are saying its that kind of sideline behavior that could cause a kid to quit sports. Lashing out with rage, sarcasm and fighting has no place on the sidelines. So why does it happen so often? "Some parents think that they have to live their lives through their kids," said Dr. Frank Cummings, a sports psychologist at Psychology Associates of the Fox Cities.
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Spike in locker room talk reveals dives in female athletes’ self-confidence | News | collegiatetimes.com

Spike in locker room talk reveals dives in female athletes’ self-confidence | News | collegiatetimes.com | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Locker-room as an adjective is described by Merriam-Webster as “of, relating to, or suitable for use in a locker room, especially of a coarse or sexual nature (locker-room talk).”
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Bianca Andreescu Completes a Stunning Run to the Indian Wells Title - The New York Times

Bianca Andreescu Completes a Stunning Run to the Indian Wells Title - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The 18-year-old Canadian, ranked 60th, is the youngest player to win the tournament since Serena Williams in 1999. Dominic Thiem beat Roger Federer for the men’s title.
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4 Ways to Turn Anxiety Into Positive Energy

4 Ways to Turn Anxiety Into Positive Energy | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
With practice, you can develop the skills to transform your distress into something more positive. You can flip anxiety on its head and turn your nerves into an ally.
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"As well as a strong body you equally need to train your mind"

"As well as a strong body you equally need to train your mind" | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Αlexandra Bell reflects on a challenging month and also highlights the benefits she has found from seeing a sports psychologist. How quickly does time fly by? I left you guys last month with excitement and passion about my cross country season to date, with the desire to have a final run out at the English …
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Forget Marie Kondo: Duke's Zion Williamson Shows How To Spark Joy

Forget Marie Kondo: Duke's Zion Williamson Shows How To Spark Joy | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Last summer I had the opportunity to meet Zion while I was on campus for coach Mike Krzyzewski’s “old man” basketball camp, the K Academy. I may have been the only person there that hadn’t watched his many YouTube highlights, but I instantly became a fan.
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Does elite cycling have a problem with mental health?

Does elite cycling have a problem with mental health? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Mental health care is being taken more seriously, but there's more to be done says former Olympian
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A Top Scorer Changes the Definition of the Complete Player - The New York Times

A Top Scorer Changes the Definition of the Complete Player - The New York Times | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
“A lot of people in my position wouldn’t want to say anything,” Marquette guard Markus Howard, the Big East player of the year, said of going public about his decision to seek mental health counseling.
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What Gymnastics Taught Me

What Gymnastics Taught Me | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Gymnastics is all about striving for perfection. I loved and still love it, but it's kind of like riding a merry-go-round in the hopes that you'll actually get
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The N.B.A.’s Age of Anxiety

The N.B.A.’s Age of Anxiety | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
It doesn’t take a great deal of imagination to realize that money and fame do not protect a person against loneliness or even depression—and, in fact, can serve as accelerators.
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Why Athlete Retirement Transitions Can Be So Devastating

Why Athlete Retirement Transitions Can Be So Devastating | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Sports psychologist Scott Goldman discusses the struggles athletes can face in retirement from their professional and amateur careers.
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The Psychology of Swimming: How to Channel Your Emotions

The Psychology of Swimming: How to Channel Your Emotions | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
For every swimmer, the way emotions are handled varies. To keep one’s head in the game, they must be controlled for every aspect of a race. 
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Are You Anchoring to Improve Your Swimming Performances?

Are You Anchoring to Improve Your Swimming Performances? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Anchoring is sports psychology that the swimmer does or says or thinks either standing behind or on the starting block, just seconds before the start of an important race.
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