Time to Reflect?

Earlier this week I watched (on TV) the British tennis player, Jo Konta, lose in the quarter-final of the Wimbledon singles competition. It was a disappointing end given the calibre of opponent she had beaten in earlier rounds. She was the favourite to progress to the semi-finals, where a meeting with Serena Williams would await.…
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Systematic Review on Flow States in Exercise

We are pleased to report that three members of the MTough Research Group co-authored a paper that was recently accepted for publication in Psychology of Sport and Exercise.  The paper systematically reviewed literature on flow states in exercise and involved Trish Jackman, Rebecca Hawkins, and Lee Crust, as well as Christian Swann (Southern Cross University, Australia).…
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New Collaboration

I am pleased to report that MTOUGH is collaborating on a new project concerning the psychology of mountaineering with the elite mountaineer and academic Shaunna Burke. Shaunna summited Mount Everest in 2005 and became only the second Canadian woman to do so. Alongside a distinguished mountaineering career, Shaunna is also a highly respected and successful academic who works…
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MTOUGH working with Lincolnshire Police

Enhancing wellbeing is considered to be a fundamental aspiration of our society. Over the last number of years, the MTOUGH research group have been involved in a number of projects related to psychological wellbeing. Earlier this month, Dr Trish Jackman delivered an impact paper on psychological wellbeing in police employees at the British Psychological Society…
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Weather Work in Mountaineering

Over the last few years members of MTOUGH have been fortunate enough to conduct a series of research projects using samples of elite mountaineers. In particular we have published three papers in sport psychology journals that have primarily focused upon mental toughness in relation to decision-making, responses to natural disaster, and behaviours whilst on expedition.…
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Flow and Clutch States in Exercise

Members of the MTOUGH Research Group have previously and are currently engaged in a number of research projects with international collaborators. Recently, Dr Trish Jackman collaborated with Dr Christian Swann (lead author – Southern Cross University, Australia), Matthew Schweickle (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr Stewart Vella (University of Wollongong, Australia) on a paper that…
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Mentally Tough Behaviours in Extreme Environments

I am pleased to report that our latest paper, a qualitative examination of the perceptions of elite high-altitude mountaineers, is now published online and available to view. You can use the following link or cut and paste into your browser to access the paper https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2159676X.2018.1494622. Particular thanks are due to the journal editors and staff working…
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Forthcoming Papers

Some good news to report is that members of MTOUGH have been involved with a couple of research papers (one quantitative, one qualitative) that have been accepted for publication. The first was a collaboration led by Dr Richard Cowden (Vanderbilt University) which examined mental toughness and self-forgiveness in tennis players. Many thanks are due to…
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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Later this week (from June 15th) there will be a post advertised on https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Lincoln. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will also become a member of MTOUGH and contribute to our scholarly activity. All interested individuals should wait for the post to…
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