Welcome!

Welcome to the new Mental Toughness research Group blog. Please have a look round and keep an eye-out for future updates.

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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Updates and a New Book Chapter

It’s been a while; too long since our previous post, but don’t interpret the silence as a sign that nothing is happening! The MTOUGH team have been very busy. Hopefully in a couple of months we can share with you some of the exciting new papers that should soon be published. A bit like waiting…
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