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Recreational runners are more likely to listen to running shoe recommendations from potentially untrustworthy blogs and fitness store employees than qualified medical experts says a study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology.

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The BPS Division of Sport and Excercise Psychology (DSEP) is holding it's annual conference in Leeds over the next two days (14 to 15 December).

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All taxonomy terms: Sports 2012, Sports and exercise
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There are huge benefits to be gained when women and men are given equal opportunities. For example, companies with at least one woman on their board are more successful.

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Researchers have argued that penalty shootouts in competitions such as the World Cup are ultimately "psychological" games.

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Practising at a particular discipline or activity often helps to improve competence, a new study has concluded.

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With the Commonwealth Games under way in Glasgow, psychologists can help explain just what it is that the public finds enticing about big sporting events.

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The final stages of big football tournaments are often dominated by penalty shootouts. And research presented at our Annual Conference a few years ago may just have given the key to success in them.

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All taxonomy terms: Sports 2012, Sports and exercise
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Just before the triumph that was the Grand Depart in Yorkshire, our monthly magazine The Psychologist investigated how psychology touches the participants, spectators and volunteers in the Tour de France:

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As Yorkshire awaits the start of the Tour de France, a psychologist is to give a public talk on the psychology behind the event in York on Tuesday 1 July.

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