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Can you compete under pressure?

Posted by NowOK News on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : Psychology 
‘Can you compete under pressure?’ aims to be the biggest ever study of the psychology of pressure. By analysing the data from those who take part, the scientists who designed it aim to shine unprecedented light on what affects performance under pressure. In doing so, they’ll discover something new about pressure in sport and in everyday life.

In this article, Professor Andy Lane of the University of Wolverhampton and Professor Peter Totterdell of the University of Sheffield explain more ...

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Olympics 2012: The importance of sport psychology

Posted by NowOK News on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : Psychology 
BBC Sport pundit and journalist Matthew Syed explains how important psychology among athletes is in the battle between success and failure.

Each and every competitor has their own routine, superstition and ritual before their sport, which can make a massive difference in their attempt to win gold.

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