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The Sport Psych Show (Podcast Review)

Thomas, Gavin ORCID: and Shaw, Matthew (2020) The Sport Psych Show (Podcast Review). The Sport and Exercise Scientist (63). p. 10. ISSN 1754-3444

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This is hosted by sport psychologist, Dan Abrahams; a former professional golfer with an MSc in sport psychology. Each episode features guests from a range of backgrounds from elite level players to high performance coaches, sport psychology consultants and researchers, who all agree that psychology plays a vital role in sporting success. The podcast usually starts with the guests informing the listener about their career history. This experience provides context for the authentic discussion that follows regarding pertinent topics within the field (e.g. the coach-athlete relationship). Dan’s calm and engaging demeanour puts guests at ease. The eloquent use of metaphors and phrases from guests (and Dan) gives the listener a better understanding, from a behavioural point of view, of what the brain does and why and how this knowledge is integrated into practice. The conversations provide unique perspectives on sport psychology philosophies, tools and techniques that positively impact participation, progression and performance in sport. Every episode is filled with valuable nuggets of information. The podcast 100% delivers on its aims of demystifying sport psychology for players, coaches and parents and, as such, is a valuable resource for all those involved in the coaching process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: podcasts, review, sports science related podcasts
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Gavin Thomas
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2020 15:08
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:34

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