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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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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