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#1 Apperception

In short, apperception was a term coined to describe how each different individual perceives ambiguous stimuli in their own unique way.

The theory suggests in it’s original form that the way we perceive this stimuli depends on the unconscious part of our minds, developed primarily from a mix our own past experiences, others experiences we have been informed of vicariously; and our own ideologies and beliefs. 276 more words


Self-Determination Theory

Is this all there is? A question that has plagued humankind for a long time. Our pursuit of knowledge and growth has ensured that each generation extend themselves further than the previous due to our innate need to grow. 665 more words


Mental Skills - Not Just for Athletes

In sports it is widely accepted that successful performance is up to the synergy of physical and mental skills. As a popular quote of the American baseball player Yogi Berra goes: 729 more words


Enhancing the future of the profession

I write this blog as votes are being cast for the next chair elect of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP). 581 more words

Sport Psychology


A number of years ago I was working with a high school coach who was coaching a girls’ soccer team. They had a good team but were not performing up to their potential. 227 more words


The Power of Smiling

During the year of my post-doc at Lehigh University, I often felt overwhelmed by everything I needed to do. Whether it was doing research, weekly individual counseling, weekly group therapy, supervision, program development, or studying for the EPPP (national licensing exam for clinical psychologists), it’s safe to say I was a little stressed. 910 more words