May 22, 2018
Hugh is currently with the English Institute of Sport working as the Performance Psychologist to the British Weightlifting team. Hugh worked with these lifters in the lead-up to the most recent Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
Hugh has a MSc. in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology. And is accredited by The Irish Institute of sport, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and the British Psychological Society.
Hugh has also worked with high-level athletes across a number of other sports, including All-Ireland winners, World Champions & Olympians.
In This Episode We Discuss
Misconceptions among athletes as to the role of sport psychology
False consensus bias
Pseudoscience in psychology vs. evidence-based practice
Enhancing athlete confidence
Model of perceived demands, perceived resources and perceived importance
Achieving optimal arousal for performance: how psyched up should you get?
Differences in external factors in competition vs. training
Why being positive when setting goals can actually be a bad thing!