Sports and exercise

Event information  The aim of local Hub events is to bring BPS members together and promote communication between psychologists at different stages of their careers.
An ultra run is anything longer than a standard marathon of 26 miles, but it’s not unusual for people to participate in gruelling runs that take place in punishing environments over days or even weeks.
The psychological concept of "flow" has been around for a while and yet it still retains an air of mystery.
One of the most thorough investigations into football referee bias has found that they tend to award harsher foul punishments to the away team.
An opportunity for practitioners to revise, update and enhance their MI communication style to motivate and increase confidence in health behaviour change. Timetable
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).
A golf champion prepares for the easiest of putts on the final green, only for his wrist to jerk suddenly, sending the ball wide of the mark.
Victory is always gratifying and acquires an even more delicious taste when it involves the defeat of a rival.
Use client/participant biometric phone apps to collect/email data to you, for naturalistic data in daily life contexts for research/therapy. Timetable
The author of the British Psychological Society’s behaviour change briefing on physical inactivity has welcomed the Blueprint for an Active Britain published by ukactive.
‘It’s an important time for serious research on play’, said Dr David Whitebread, launching the Play in Education Development and Learning Centre at the University of Cambridge.
You’re going for a run – well, you’re going to, once you get off the sofa. One glance at the crisp autumn sky outside reminds you how nice it is to get a bit of fresh air, but somehow it’s not enough, and you stay glued to your seat.
The British Psychological Society is sponsoring three sessions at the Cheltenham Literature Festival as part of our work to bring insights from evidence-based science to a wider public.
Marathon runners are on the road for hours at a time, what on earth goes through their minds all that time?
One of the most important characteristics of successful teams is that team members believe in their collective potential – also known as 'team potency'. But what can be done to foster this shared belief?
Health interventions to increase exercise in older people could be more successful if they differentiated between people aged 65 to 79 years old and those over 80 years old.
The sense of accomplishment from running a marathon is hugely uplifting, but let's not romanticise it. There's also a lot of pain involved. Despite this, many people pull on their running shoes time and again.
This has been a year of consolidation for the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. The focus of the committee has been on increasing the visibility and profile of the Division with a view to increasing our membership.
Children who have suffered concussion should return to physical activity as it is safe for them to do so, an American neuropsychologist will tell a conference in Bristol today.
We're told sitting is the new smoking and that we should consider working at standing desks, or perhaps better still, treadmill desks.
The Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology conference is taking place at The Queens Hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
The SS Great Britain in Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, is the striking venue for a British Psychological Society meeting on the prevention, management and treatment of concussion and other mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children later this month.
If you would do anything to stay popular with your team-mates, what might follow? Bending the rules? Cheating? Sabotage of rivals?
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