Sports 2012

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.
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
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