Sports and exercise

The Winter Olympics are starting in Sochi today. The Games will see media coverage of sports that usually get little notice and, if UK athletes are doing well, they will attract great interest from the public too.
Former Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has checked into rehab as he battles a bout of depression, his manager has confirmed.
A relaxing holiday may be a lovely prospect, but people who fill their breaks with activities are likely to find it easier to fit back into their working life afterwards.
Schools may be encouraged to put stricter anti-bullying policies in place after a study found that name-calling
A new study has suggested that having clear goals in mind and revisiting them regularly can help people to stay on track with their new year fitness regimes, something that could help anyone heading to the gym this month.
Research being presented this week at the British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology annual conference in Manchester suggests that paper based planning can enhance footballers match performance and reduce pre-match a
Differences exist in the willingness of athletes to report drug-cheats across different sports suggests a study presented today at the British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise (DSEP) Conference in Manchester.
Temperature, sunshine and rainfall are not responsible for home field advantage in English football according to a study being presented today at the British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology Conference in Mancheste
Supportive regular text messages can help people who have just started exercising to stay motivated.
Sport and exercise psychologists will meet to discuss the latest research and promote key issues at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology annual conference at The Midland in Manchester over the next two days (16 to 17 December).
People who exercise while they are young may be less likely to experience depression in later life than their peers who are not as active, according to a new research revie
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There is always intense rivalry when the England and Australia cricket teams play each other in the Ashes, but one expert has warned that this could be bubbling over into something far more serious and damaging.
New figures from the Football Association (FA) have shown the extent to which misconduct has become a problem even at the sport's youth level.
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP) have announced a new partnership designed to boost the provision of ps
Former world champion David Haye is likely to have to retire from boxing after sustaining serious damage to his shoulder, it emerged this week.
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A sports psychologists forum held in Bolton has focused on research and best practice in the discipline.
The amount of exercise a person does may increase when there are financial incentives involved.
Is there anyone lonelier than the dismissed batsman walking back to the pavilion? What does he or she say to themselves to ease the disappointment?
Athletes may be attentive, put in more effort and be persistent in their actions should they hear positive information about the reputation of their coach.
Young, physically active men may be at risk of developing an Adonis Complex because of an obsession with matching society’s idea of the perfect body. That is the conclusion of research presented today, at the Annual Conference of our Division of Health Psychology in Brighton, by Mike Eynon from the University of the West of Scotland.
Gay footballers can now expect to receive more support from young players compared with ten years ago.
St Andrews Links Golf Academy has welcomed its first-ever resident sports psychologist in Dr Paul McCarthy.
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