Strict targets are hailed as key to top performance. But researchers have found they hold many people back
For Olympian Libby Trickett, regular mental health checks have been her secret weapon - in the water and out
For fans, sports can deliver your highest highs – and your lowest lows. Here is how to stay upbeat through the ups and downs of your sporting life
Helping swimmers struggling with anxiety or poor performance, building team dynamics and minimising distractions in the athletes’ village are all in a day's work for sports psychologist Georgia Ridler at the Olympics.
Training the mind is the difference between winning gold and failing to qualify in Rio.
Elite athletes use a lot more than natural born talent to achieve personal bests. The best part is many of the strategies they rely on for success are just as useful for amateur athletes.
The same strategies that help elite performers overcome anxiety and stage fright can help you perform at your peak every day.
Children love playing sport – but not always for the reasons you expect. Help create a happy playing field with these tips for amateur coaches.
Psychology is a scientific discipline and profession that focuses on human behaviour. Through rigorous research and practice, psychology aims to understand people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour and enhance life by applying strategies and proven treatments to disorders as well as helping people improve their health, work, relationships and performance.