A Softer Side to Mental Toughness?

The MTOUGH team comprises of researchers at the University of Lincoln, but it could not survive without the many external collaborators that we have had the pleasure to work with over the years. We regularly publish work with national and international researchers and it is these collaborations, that for me at least, helps to advance knowledge and brings innovation. The…
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Trish Jackman PhD Awarded

Some good news to start 2018. Further to her successful viva defence in 2017, Trish Jackman was recently awarded a doctoral degree for a thesis entitled “The relationship between mental toughness and the psychological states underlying excellent performance in sport”. Building on existing work by the MTough Research Group examining the relationship between mental toughness…
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Recent BASES/FEPSAC Conference Reflections

MTOUGH researcher Dr Adam Coussens offers a useful overview of the recent conference in Nottingham, UK. As an academic I always look forward to attending research conferences, especially my first BASES/FEPSAC conference. It provided an excellent opportunity to engage with fellow researchers, present my own research through a poster presentation, and listen to the latest…
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PhD Success

The MTOUGH group are delighted to announce that one current member, Patricia (Trish) Jackman, has successfully defended her PhD thesis and completed all required minor corrections. Trish took previous MTOUGH research concerning the established relationship between mental toughness and dispositional flow (optimal performance state relating to an altered state of consciousness) and advanced knowledge using…
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IJSP Special Edition: Mental Toughness

Over the summer, the International Journal of Sport Psychology published a special “double” edition on mental toughness. The journal includes papers that take a variety of approaches to further understand mental toughness and add to the burgeoning research area. I am very pleased to report that studies from the PhD research of Lizzie Stamp and…
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Lincolnshire Echo Interview

Not penalties again! http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/sport/football/university-lincoln-expert-reveals-thinks-146963 I was recently interviewed by the Lincolnshire Echo concerning the England Men’s U21 footballers loss to Germany on penalties in the European Championship semi-final in Poland. I did have quite a bit more to add in terms of explanations and also I was talking about the 4C’s of Mental Toughness…and not…
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PhD Success for Lizzie Stamp

The MTOUGH team would like to congratulate Lizzie Stamp on successfully defending her PhD thesis this summer. Lizzie received a full-time studentship in 2013 and during her time at Lincoln has played an active role in the MTOUGH research group and the School of Sport and Exercise Science. Lizzie has published two papers from her…
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It’s been a while…tough times

Over the last year it’s true that there have been few signs of life in terms of the MTOUGH site. We haven’t gone away and there has been lots happening but unfortunately I have not been in a position to update you on the many exciting things that have occurred. We have a small but…
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