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Public lecture to reveal how sports psychology can help people reach their goals


People looking to up their mental game will be interested in a free lecture by a renowned sports psychologist at the University of Wolverhampton next month (FEB). 

Professor Andy Lane will give a talk entitled ‘Faster, stronger, smarter, more productive – how sport psychology can help you achieve your goals’.‌

He will examine strategies than might help people perform better, drawing on a wealth of research and practice. This includes his work on the largest study ever study conducted on the effects of interventions to change emotions to perform faster, a project run with the BBC narrated by Olympian Michael Johnson.

The talk will be relevant to anyone who wishes to improve her or his mental game and interested in being able to develop and evaluate how effective strategies are.

Professor Lane said: “Sport psychology is focused on helping athletes perform better in competition. Human competition is an integral part of many areas of endeavour, ranging from taking an examination, giving a presentation, and having a job interview.”

Using the BBC project as an example, he will talk about working on a project that size, working with Michael Johnson, working with the media, and the stress of launching the research on national television.

The lecture will take place on Monday February 6 in the Chancellor's Hall at the University of Wolverhampton, in Wulfruna Street, from 4pm-6.30pm, with refreshments and informal networking. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the event but booking is essential and is available through Eventbrite at

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