Sports psychology is an emerging field of study on how our minds can affect physical and athletic performance. According to Peter Crocker, a sports psychologist and professor at the University of British Columbia, “Elite athletes have been using psychological techniques for years…it used to be that something had to be wrong for an athlete to [...]
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According to a recent study that came out of the University of Bergen, skydivers are just as prone to thrill-seeking and impulsivity as compulsive gamblers. Both make similar use of the brain’s reward system, leading to increases in dopamine. But one big difference is that skydivers, on average, are considered healthy and functioning, while compulsive [...]
A recent meta-analysis of 32 psychology study confirms that how athletes use their self-talk greatly influences their sports performance.