Sports 2012

You feel fantastic when your favourite football team or tennis player has a great result.  It’s as though you have triumphed personally. You wear your club’s shirt throughout the weekend, read all the newspaper and internet match reports, watch Match of the Day and initiate conversations about the game with both fellow and rival fans.
Athletes will strive harder and for longer when they are motivated by the enjoyment of a goal, new research has suggested.
Elite athletes have revealed some of the motivations behind decisions to cheat through drug-taking.
On Saturday the British and Irish Lions won their first rugby union test against Australia. Preparing an elite team for such an eagerly awaited event always poses psychological challenges. Those challenges are multiplied when that team has to be put together from players from four nations who are more used to thinking of each other as rivals than teammates.
Using touchscreen technology to help people living with dementia and the latest developments in sport psychology will both be discussed in sessions we are sponsoring at the The Times Cheltenham Science Festival next month.
The reputation of football coaches plays a big part in how players respond to them. That was the finding of research presented last month by Chartered Psychologist Dr Andrew Manley from Leeds Metropolitan University at our Annual Conference in Harrogate.
Playing sport on a regular basis is associated with an improved attention span, new
Football referees are able to cope with the pressures of their role thanks to a belief that they are better at the job than their colleagues, new research has suggested.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has made a grant of £689,150 to the charity Chess in School and Communities to test the impact of teaching chess to primary school pupils.
Women in Britain are somewhat indifferent when it comes to their feelings about sport, new research
New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council suggests that some girls do not feel comfortable when takin
The day before mixed martial artists compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, they pose with each other in a staged face-off.
The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is organising a residential workshop that could prove beneficial for psychology candidates looking to further their career in
Rebecca Adlington has revealed how psychological help played a big part in enabling her to cope with success.
People with depression and anxiety in London could be set to benefit from exercise and keep-fit sessions thanks to the awarding of Olympic and Para
Whether or not their favoured team or individual wins, fans enjoy the drama and spectacle of sport.
Playing games just for the fun of it could prove beneficial for athletes, new research has found.
Physically fit children appear to be outscoring their less active classmates in academic work.
The mental health of young girls can be boosted by taking part in dance activities.
Exercising more than usual can result in an individual feeling more satisfied with life, new research has suggested.
Depression among sportspeople is gradually becoming less of a stigma as more men and women who play professional sport come forward and share their own battles with mental health problems.
GB Paralympian and 2012 gold medal winner Danielle Brown and Olympic 1500 metre finalist Laura Weightman are two of the top sportspeople to take part in a guest panel session at our joint North East/North West Branch one-day conference, 16 November, at the Ethiad stadium in Manchester.
People in middle age could make themselves smarter by taking part in more exercise.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could perform better academically if they carry out more exercise.
Football can be used to educate and inspire young people in the UK.
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