Psychology & Psychiatry

How Olympians train their brains to become mentally tough

We have witnessed some exceptional performances during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. For any athlete to deliver a gold medal performance, mental toughness is an essential ingredient. But what exactly is mental toughness—and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why do we root for the underdog?

We are often taught that it is better to be on the winning side than the losing side of a game, but sometimes that may not be the case. As it turns out, rooting for the underdog or being the underdog actually may be an advantage, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientist finds secret to thriving

What it takes to thrive, rather than merely survive, could be as simple as feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something, according to new research.

Health

Study highlights 'emotional labor' of college student-athletes

A recent study from North Carolina State University highlights the "emotional labor" required of collegiate student-athletes, which can leave student-athletes feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous. The study calls on ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why reaching the top in football is all in the mind, not the feet

(Medical Xpress)—As a youthful England football team prepares to take on Uruguay in World Cup 2014, new research has uncovered the rare mental attributes needed for talented young players to rise to the top of the English ...

Health

Female athletes overcome adversity

Elite female athletes often feel a sense of isolation and pressure to tackle personal and professional adversity on their own—even while struggling with issues such as bullying, eating disorders, depression and sexual abuse, ...

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