Murray’s Mental Meltdown

Another year, another loss in the Australian Open final – Andy Murray must be wondering if it’s ever going to happen for him “down under”. He may never have a better chance than he did yesterday. When Murray broke serve to lead 2-0 at the start of the third set the momentum appeared to be…
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New MTOUGH Publication

Happy New Year to you all. With the Christmas break the MTOUGH site has been quiet for a while but we are pleased to report that a new publication is scheduled for March 2015. Lizzie Stamp has been examining links between mental toughness and psychological wellbeing in a wide range of university students. Using the…
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MTOUGH research featured in the media for Ryder Cup

A recent study by members of the MTOUGH Research Group was featured in regional and national media during the Ryder Cup. The paper by Christian Swann, Lee Crust, and colleagues from University of Canberra, Leeds Beckett University, and St Mary’s University, investigated the experience of flow in European Tour golfers. Some participants had represented Europe…
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New Member of MTOUGH

Early in 2014 the University of Lincoln advertised a number of fully-funded PhD oppurtunities, and the work of the MTOUGH group was acknowledged with one of the advertised PhD’s examining mental toughness and flow. Patricia Jackman was awarded the studentship and has recently started work and joined as a member of the MTOUGH team. Patricia…
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A busy summer for members of MTOUGH

MTOUGH group well-represented at QRSE 2014 Three members of the MTOUGH team attended the 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise (QRSE 2014) which was recently held in Loughborough. Elizabeth Stamp (conducting a PhD on mentally tough lifestyles) attended all three days of the conference, while Patricia Jackman (about to begin a…
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Now is the summer of our discontent…

We were led to believe that the summer of 2012 was going to be golden. While the sun didn’t shine that much, in sporting terms, it certainly was a golden period. The London Olympics lived up to the hype and Team GB came away from a home Olympics with its best ever medals haul (still…
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Mental Toughness at the BASES Student Conference

The most recent member of the MTOUGH team recently attended and presented her work at the BASES student conference. Below, Lizzie Stamp gives a brief overview of her experiences. On Tuesday 8th – Wednesday 9th of April the Annual BASES Student Conference ‘Putting the pieces together’ was held at the University of Portsmouth. This provided…
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