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  • May 22, 2017
  • 05:30 AM

Should Athletic Trainers Add Anxiety Surveys to Preseason Baseline Testing?

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

An athlete with anxiety symptoms during preseason was more likely to get injured during a season than an athlete without symptoms.... Read more »

  • July 15, 2014
  • 09:00 AM

The Pressure of the World Cup Penalty Kick

by THE 'SCOPE in The 'Scope

Tim Howard was brilliant in goal for the United States at the 2014 World Cup. Flying all over the place, catching, punching, kicking – he looked like he was protecting his family home from post-apocalyptic cannibals. It was very impressive, but the US went out against Belgium 2-1 in extra time, despite Howard’s 17 saves, the most in a single World Cup game in 50 years. Tim Howard had a great game for the US, heck, a great tournament. So great in fact, that Wikipedia temporarily&nbs........ Read more »

BENJAMIN NOËL and JOHN VAN DER KAMP. (2012) Gaze behaviour during the soccer penalty kick: An investigation of the effects of strategy and anxiety. Int. J. Sport Psychol., 1-20. info:/

  • September 30, 2013
  • 01:05 AM

Interpersonal Difficulties as a Risk Factor for Athletes’ Eating psychopathology

by Chelsea Jacoby in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

An athlete’s perceived level of conflict with a coach is related to his/her risk of developing an eating psychopathology.
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  • June 5, 2013
  • 01:04 AM

External Support Decreases the Detrimental Psychological Effects of Injury Among Athletes

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Take Home Message: Among injury athletes, having a high level of support (emotional, esteem, informational, and tangible), particularly if the athlete perceives this support, is associated with less psychological stress.

It is widely accepted that strong social support can help alleviate psychological stress. This social support also shapes how athletes may cope with the psychological stresses that arise from injury, giving the athlete a social outlet so as to not feel isolated or alone. Mitc........ Read more »

  • September 12, 2012
  • 06:50 AM

Get fit faster: listen to music!

by Stuart Farrimond in Dr Stu's Science Blog

It’s now officially Games Over. Gone is the excuse to bunk off work to catch five minutes of of dressage or synchronised swimming. And as our love affair ends, normal life must resume. The real challenge now begins: to stay true to those keep-fit resolutions. One of the tricks to stay motivated may be, quite … Continue reading »... Read more »

Goehr, Lydia. (2011) Sounds: Relationships between Sport and Music. Sporting The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 69(2), 233-235. info:/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01465_2.x

Karageorghis C, Jones L, & Stuart DP. (2008) Psychological effects of music tempi during exercise. International journal of sports medicine, 29(7), 613-9. PMID: 18050063  

Waterhouse J, Hudson P, & Edwards B. (2010) Effects of music tempo upon submaximal cycling performance. Scandinavian journal of medicine , 20(4), 662-9. PMID: 19793214  

  • June 13, 2012
  • 10:44 PM

Are you blind ref? Visual ability in referees

by Neuromancy in Neuromancy

“Are you blind?! That was never offside!” The man in the stands has spotted something and the ref’s visual ability is called into question. But just how well do referees see? And do poor referees have bad eyesight? Science to the rescue!... Read more »

Ghasemi A, Momeni M, Jafarzadehpur E, Rezaee M, & Taheri H. (2011) Visual skills involved in decision making by expert referees. Perceptual and motor skills, 112(1), 161-71. PMID: 21466089  

  • June 12, 2012
  • 11:40 PM

Kits, colours and confusion – football psychology

by Neuromancy in Neuromancy

Tis the season! Seeing as Euro 2012 Poland-Ukraine has started, I thought I’d see if I could find some football psychology/neuroscience papers to get back into the blog. So here is ‘Kits, colours and confusion: a pilot study of vision and football’.... Read more »

  • March 2, 2011
  • 03:00 PM

The Cortical Lottery: Dopamine and the Activity Set-point [Research Review]

by Matt Perryman in

Years ago in one of my criminology classes, the professor introduced us to various theories on social deviance. Criminologists want to know what makes people act up and steal, or rob you in the street for crack, or stab their neighbors in the face. That's social deviance. Lots of theories have come and gone ...

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Meeusen, R., Watson, P., Hasegawa, H., Roelands, B., & Piacentini, M. (2007) Brain neurotransmitters in fatigue and overtraining. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 32(5), 857-864. DOI: 10.1139/H07-080  

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