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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Shaping up for summer

The holiday season is fast approaching, it’s the time of year when we start thinking about getting that perfect beach body! The search begins for the best diet or exercise plan, new regimes are started with good intentions, promises are made to ditch the sugary snacks and go for that early morning run. However, as…
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MTough Psychology Workshops for Talented Children

In addition to researching and developing the understanding of mental toughness, MTough members also share the groups knowledge with others. Recently, some MTough members have been busy working with talented children across the country. Last month, psychology workshops were delivered to the British figure skating development squad, and gifted and talented primary school children from…
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Staying Dry this January?

I have recently become one of over two million people trying to ensure January is dry. I am talking, of course, about the campaign to encourage people to give-up alcohol for an entire month. Dry January appears to be growing in popularity as a reaction, for many people, to overdoing things over the Christmas break.…
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The Onward Journey

Over the last six years it has been my pleasure to first supervise the PhD research of Christian Swann, and then to see Christian obtain his doctorate and flourish as both an excellent teacher and researcher at the University of Lincoln. His research on flow is enabling new understanding about this elusive psychological state and…
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Forthcoming Presentations

Some good news to report – the two youngest members of MTOUGH will be presenting part of their PhD research at the BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference in December. The conference runs from Monday December 14th to Tuesday 15th and takes places at the Queens Hotel in Leeds. Patricia Jackman will be…
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