Nov 4, 2019
I speak with Dr Carla Meijen in this episode. Carla is an HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist and a senior lecturer in Applied Psychology at St Mary’s University, London. She graduated with an MSc in Social Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, followed by an MSc in Performance Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. Carla then completed her PhD at Staffordshire University, where she focused on challenge and threat states, examining athletes’ cognitive, affective, and cardiovascular responses to demanding situations. Carla has also edited the fantastic book ‘Endurance Performance in Sport’. And it’s this book we mainly focus, specifically we speak about challenge and threat states in athletes; endurance performance; motivation; ‘if-then’ planning; automatic association; attentional focus; process-driven goals; flexible goals and the importance of reflection.