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.
#147 Ian Leslie - Conflict and Disagreement
I’m excited to be speaking with Ian Leslie in this episode. Ian is a writer, speaker, and author of acclaimed books on human behaviour. Ian and I discuss his fascinating new book Conflicted: Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together which draws essential lessons on how to disagree well from world-class experts. It tells inspiring stories of productive disagreements and combines them with fascinating insights from the science of human communication.
#146 Dr Andy P Hill - Perfectionism in Sport
In this episode I speak with Dr Andy Hill. Andy is a professor at York St John University. His research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of participation in sport and exercise. Andy has written a chapter in the Handbook of Self-Regulation and Motivation. We speak about this chapter and explore what perfectionism is; perfectionism in sport; creating sporting environments that are healthy and less perfectionistic; and what things coaches can do to help athletes with perfectionistic tendencies.
#145 Dr Michael Gervais - Finding Mastery
I am so excited to be joined by Dr Michael Gervais in this episode. Michael is a high performance psychologist working in high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs.
#144 Dr Josie Perry - The Teenage Athlete's Guide to Mental Fitness
I’m delighted to have Dr Josie Perry on this week’s episode. Josie is a chartered sport psychologist, working mainly 1-1 with athletes – from novice athletes through to world champions. Josie is also an author, writing features for magazines including cycling weekly. She has written three sport psychology books including her latest, I Can: The Teenage Athlete's Guide to Mental Fitness which is designed to help young athletes become mentally skilled.
#143 Dan P. McAdams - The Art and Science of Personality Development
I’m honoured to speak with Dan P. McAdams in this episode. Dan is a Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University. He is author of over 300 scientific articles, numerous edited volumes, and 8 books. Dan and I speak about one of my all-time favourite books: The Art and Science of Personality Development which draws on state-of-the-art personality and developmental research. We discuss the 5 personality traits in detail, what they are, what they mean & why they can be useful for coaches to know abou
#142 Prof Mark Williams - Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport
I’m excited to have Prof Mark Williams back on the show. Mark is one of the world’s leading authorities in sports performance. He completed his PhD in Movement Science with a focus on perceptual cognitive expertise and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation at the University of Utah. Mark has come back on to discuss a fascinating book he co-edited entitled Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport.
Sport Psych and Beyond!
Excellent pod for those interested in sport psych and the like (i.e., motor behavior, exercise psych, coaching, skill development, etc.). Highly recommend for anyone that is interested!
Filled with Useful Content
I’ve listened to a handful of episodes and enjoyed them all. The conversations flow and are filled with quality content and ideas. Good listening for those interested in sport psychology regardless of your knowledge and experiences.
Great content, interesting topics discussed
Great content and discussion. Thank you.