Sports 2012

The fourth broadcast in the Psychology FM series, which looks at health psychology and sport and exercise psychology, will go out at 11am on Wednesday 19 March.
England does not have a great track record when it comes to penalty shootouts and the team's manager Roy Hodgson has suggested that an expert in psychology may be the answer to reversing the trend.
In a bruising encounter with an aggressor, signalling "I give up!" via your submissive body language can be a life saver. At least that's the case for our primate cousins, and likely too for our human ancestors.
BPS member Misha Botting is in Sochi working with the Great Britain curling team. He has been talking to us about the importance to competitors of the right kind of family support:
A diet and exercise plan based around football and other sports could help fans to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, a study has discove
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.
Planners should take more care to ensure they incorporate quality green spaces in their town and city layouts in order to encourage residents to take more exercise.
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.
After last night’s result maybe Manchester United should consider changing their goalie’s strip as research suggests strikers are less likely to be successful in a penalty shootout against a goalkeeper wearing red.
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.
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
Former world champion David Haye is likely to have to retire from boxing after sustaining serious damage to his shoulder, it emerged this week.
A sports psychologists forum held in Bolton has focused on research and best practice in the discipline.
World Cup football could be a risk factor for domestic violence, new research has indicated.
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.
Sports fans who are disappointed with their team's performance or result are turning to fatty foods, possibly to make themselves feel better.
The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) could lead to a person suffering from poor mental health when they are older.
Working with a psychologist has helped Alastair Cook to better understand the mental side of cricket. The England captain has revealed that working with Chartered Psychologist Mark Bawden had enabled him to look at his performances in a different way.
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