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Coaches, parents and peers play key role in motivating athletes

Research led by Glasgow Caledonian University sport and exercise psychologist Dr Bryan McCann found that coaches, parents and peers all have a huge influence on talented football players’ motivation in a number of ways.

PhD student launches Anger in Sports study

Sports Psychology PhD student Chris Glover has launched a study called 'Anger in Sports' aimed at investigating the level of perceived anger an athlete has according to the sport they play.

Transatlantic lecture for international sport psychology student

Glasgow Caledonian University sport psychology student and former Israel national baseball team player Nadav Ephrat has just delivered mental skills training to students in the US.

Two GCU psychology doctoral students are working with Cricket Scotland's stars of the future

Glasgow Caledonian University and Cricket Scotland have extended their partnership to provide an innovative psychology support programme for up-and-coming cricket talent.

DPsych student battles gender stereotyping in youth sport through research

GCU DPsych student Elanor Cormack’s own negative experience as a young footballer has inspired her to take up the mantle to help eradicate gender stereotyping in sport through her research work.

DPsych student celebrates her first research paper being published

GCU DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology student Zoe Black is celebrating her first research paper being published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Doctoral student delivers sport psychology programme in India

An inspiring Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Doctoral student designed and delivered a sport psychology training programme for students at his alumnus university in India.

Call for online sports coaching to continue after COVID-19

Researchers monitoring sports coaching habits during lockdown are calling for online training sessions to continue, even after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end.

Footballing suffragette among Scotland’s sporting heroines in new women’s Hall of Fame

Scotland’s unsung sporting heroines - including a footballing suffragette - are to be honoured in a new Hall of Fame

Dr Harris analyses professionalism and amateurism in British Lions rugby history

When rugby union became an openly professional sport in the mid-1990s it appeared that one of the institutions most under threat was the British Lions.