Join Sport Psychologist, Dan Abrahams, on The Sport Psych Show as he aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents by speaking with some of the most influential people in sports performance today. Dan is on a mission to learn more about how sport psychology philosophies, tools and techniques positively impact participation, progression and performance in sport. He wants to learn more about how to drive participation – what motivational tools engage players and inspire people to play and stay in their sport. He wants to explore how players can progress quicker and more effectively – what is great practice and training? And how does learning in sport really happen? Finally, he wants to hear what his guests have to say about the psychology of performance – how do they think players can improve their ability to high perform consistently under pressure? Discover simple and practical tools and techniques by listening in to Dan’s conversations with elite competitors, sports coaches, sport scientists, and psychologists.
#153 Geir Jordet - The Psychology Behind Visual Perception and Performing Under Pressure
I’m so excited to speak to Geir Jordet in this week’s episode. Geir is Professor of Sport Psychology with a specialisation in football (soccer) and coaching at Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Geir conducts research on the psychology of football with an emphasis on visual perception, effective learning, performing under pressure, and psychology applied to elite level football. His work has been published in leading sport science and psychology journals as well as in major media outlets.
#152 Laurence Halsted - Flourishing Through Sport
In this episode I’m delighted to have Laurence Halsted back on the show. Laurence is a 2-time Olympian (British Fencing) and director of mentoring for The True Athlete Project (TAP). TAP works across disciplines to design mindful training techniques that engage sport as a powerful tool for self-mastery and increased overall awareness.
In this episode, Laurence takes us though his brilliant new book Becoming a True Athlete: A Practical Philosophy for Flourishing Through Sport (due out 08/21).
#151 Dr Noel Brick & Scott Douglas - The Genius of Athletes: What World-Class Competitors Know
I welcome back Dr Noel Brick on this week’s episode. This time Noel is joined by Scott Douglas. Noel is a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Ulster University. Scott is a writer & editor in fitness & health & has written 15 books. And it’s his latest book, written alongside Noel, that we speak about this episode. The Genius of Athletes: What World-Class Competitors Know That Can Change Your Life combines cutting-edge science, stories from the world's top endurance athletes & practical instructio
#150 Prof Mark Williams & Prof Nicola Hodges - Skill Acquisition in Sport
In this episode I welcome back Prof Mark Williams. Mark is one of the world’s leading authorities in sports performance. This time, Mark is joined by Prof Nicola Hodges. Nikki is a Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver in the School of Kinesiology. Mark and Nikki have just released the 3rd edition of a book they edited entitled Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice. This edition has 40 new authors & 10 new chapters. And it’s this book that we discuss in det
#149 Dr Paul McCarthy & Zoe Moffat - Attribution-Retraining
I'm joined by Dr Paul McCarthy and Zoe Moffat in this episode. Paul is Programme Director of the Taught Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Zoe is in her final year as a DPsych student and is a trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist at Glasgow Caledonian University. Zoe is also a tennis player and tennis coach. Zoe and Paul, along with Dr Bryan McCann, have written a research paper which reports a brief attribution-retraining intervention with youth tennis players.
#148 Christian Jarrett - Achieving Meaningful Change
I’m excited to be speaking with Christian Jarrett in this episode. A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Christian is Deputy Editor of Psyche, a global digital magazine that explores all aspects of the human condition.
In this episode, Christian and I discuss his brilliant new book Be Who You Want: Unlocking the Science of Personality Change which argues that contrary to the old adage, not only can leopards change their spots, they can swap them for stripes, and they can do so to their own advantage
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As a neophyte practitioner these have become my go to podcast for everything sport psychology! Great topics and quality of interviewees and always exploratory and reflective as someone who is absorbing a d learning. Keep up the great work.
Consistently inspirational guests and enlightening conversation.
I really look forward to these podcasts. I find the content so useful and recommend them to both my students, coaches and competitors. The range of guests provides great depth and I particularly enjoy listening to the back and forth between Dan and his guests. My only complaint is the amount I’ve spent on books after listening to these podcasts!
Always an insightful listen across an excellent range of guests. Dan asks some superb questions and clarifies in a way that ensures you don’t need a psych degree to understand it! Definitely a must listen for anyone involved in sport!