Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Imagination, Cognition and Personality: Imagery Ability

Jennifer Cumming and Daniel Eaves Guest Co-Editors We are pleased to announce a special issue of Imagination, Cognition and Personality focused on the conceptualization, measurement, and development of imagery ability within different contexts (e.g., sport, exercise, dance, music, rehabilitation) across the lifespan.  We are particularly interested in papers relating to the application of cutting-edge techniques, … More Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Imagination, Cognition and Personality: Imagery Ability

Improving your ability to image in layers

Imagery is considered by most sport psychologists as an important technique for athletes and coaches to master.  So why are there so few established training methods to improve imagery ability?  Imagery ability is a skill, and like any other skill, can be improved by practice.  In this blog, I will summarize a study we conducted which … More Improving your ability to image in layers

Measuring Groupwork skills in Higher Education

When Dr Vikki Burns and I started our Birmingham Evaluating Skills (BEST) Project in 2010, we searched the literature for appropriate measures to answer our research question: do groupwork skills developed during a residential outdoor adventure course transfer to University and employment settings? There was no one questionnaire that seemed to be an ideal fit for our purposes – … More Measuring Groupwork skills in Higher Education

A sport psychologist’s guide for helping athletes develop better self-awareness

Self-awareness is fundamental to the success of sport psychology interventions and a quality associated with both developing and performance excellence.  It can help athletes to build self-confidence and self-esteem, take more responsibility for their actions, as well as make better decisions.  As such, self-awareness is not only vital for sporting success but many other aspects of … More A sport psychologist’s guide for helping athletes develop better self-awareness

Why Sport and Exercise Psychology researchers should start using video abstracts

My last post focused on how sport and exercise psychology researchers can use blogging and networks such as Twitter or MiniManuscripts to develop an online profile and easily share information. In part of two of this series, I explore video abstracts as a way to share your research and call on journal editors and conference organizers within our field … More Why Sport and Exercise Psychology researchers should start using video abstracts

Three ways to get your research noticed

Long gone are the days when sport and exercise psychology researchers could simply present their work to other like-minded colleagues at society meetings/conferences and dissemination ended when a paper was a paper was published paper in a peer-reviewed journals.  Traditional routes of dissemination has meant that our research has only been heard or read by … More Three ways to get your research noticed