This series of lectures are open to the general public, staff and students at the University of Wolverhampton.
Faster, stronger, smarter, more productive – how sport psychology can help you achieve your goals
Sport psychology is focused on helping athletes perform better in competition. Human competition is an integral part of many areas of endeavour, ranging from taking an examination, giving a presentation, and having a job interview. In this talk, Professor Andy Lane will examine strategies than might help people perform better. He will draw on a wealth of research and practice including the largest study ever study conducted on the effects of interventions to change emotions to perform faster, a project run with the BBC narrated by Olympian Michael Johnson.
When giving advice to someone striving for an important goal, the advice needs to work. Sport psychology is a science and Andy will discuss how we can conduct research that has real-world value. Using the BBC project as an example, he will talk about working on a project that size, working with Michael Johnson, working with the media, and the stresses and strains that launching your research on The One Show brings about. The talk will be relevant to anyone who wishes to improve her or his mental game and interested in being able to develop and evaluate how effective strategies are.
Professor Andy Lane's lecture will focus on sports psychology and how through his work in this area he has been called up by the national media to provide comment or an expert opinion on many sporting events.
Andy Lane is a Professor of Sport Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). He is Health Professional Council registered and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. He began lecturing at Brunel University before moving to the University of Wolverhampton in 2000. He has authored more than 200 peer refereed journal articles, given numerous keynotes talks, and is on editorial boards of prestigious journals in sport sciences (Journal of Sports Sciences), Sports Medicine (Journal of Sports Science and Medicine), psychology (Personality and Individual Differences) and education (Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism). He has edited five books including the book Case Studies in Sport Science and Medicine) , a.co-authored work with Prof Greg Whyte. His recent book on sport psychology and nutrition in running, is co-authored with colleagues at the University including Tracey Devonport, Chris Sellars, and Wendy Nicholls and students, Chris Fullerton and Marcia Blake. Prof Lane has provided self-help material for runners at the London Marathon including 5 tips on how to use strategies such as if-then planning on Five audio files. Given the worldwide popularity of soccer and pressures associated with winning, Prof Lane is regularly asked for comment on TV, radio, website and newspapers. For example, he worked with Adidas on videos with Glenn Hoddle and Mathew LeTissier on penalty taking (see video 1 and video 2 for example). He has led high profile research projects such as “Can you compete under pressure?" a BBc Lab Uk led project fronted by former Olympian Michael Johnson. His applied work has involved a number of clients, including ranging from recreational to world championship level. He is a member of the UKactive Research Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Andy Lane is a competitive runner and recently completed the London Marathon in 2:57:58.
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