Self-confidence is one of the most important psychological aspects in an athlete’s arsenal at the Olympics. While some athletes will report extremely high levels of self-confidence, others may report self-doubts.

New findings discussed on our Research Digest suggest that "procedural learning" (practice at the kind of skill that you do, rather than tal

For all the joy that an athlete experiences in sport, there is undoubtedly stress that balances it out. One of the most important skills for succeeding in sport, especially at the highest levels, is to learn to manage the stress to the best of your ability.

People may be able to run more efficiently and for longer by listening to the right music, it has been suggested.

The celebrated golfer Bobby Jones once said: “Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” 

Which neural processes underlie expert sport performance? How do our brains evolve with training? Since the 1990s – known as the decade of the brain – brain imaging (e.g.

Somerset County Cricket Club have enlisted the help of a sports psychologist in a bid to end its losing streak in finals.

A new video produced with the help of a public engagement grant from the Society is helping the public understand the classification rules for athletes with intellectual disabilities taking part in the London 2012 Paralympics.

The Winter Olympic Games occur every four years. Just like the summer games, this quadrennial cycle presents many challenges for Olympians.

A child's motor coordination is negatively impacted if they are often lazy.