Oct 12, 2020
I speak with Dr Joe Dixon in this episode. Joe is performance psychologist for Bath Rugby Club and also for Stoke City Football Club.
Joe has co-edited and also contributed a chapter to a new book entitled The Psychology of Soccer which seeks to present the detailed understanding of the theories underpinning the psychological issues relating to soccer, along with practical insights into effective psychological interventions and strategies. And it’s this book that we focus on during this episode. Specifically, challenge and threat states; approach versus avoidance focus; can athletes in a threat state still perform well?