As we enter the home straight towards the close of the 2012 Olympics, here’s a handy links round-up:
Does wearing red really boost your chances of winning in sport? Tom Stafford weighs the evidence.
The Psychology of Stamina (pdf).
There’s still time to watch The Bad Boy Olympian that aired on BBC 3 (2 days left to view).
Have you started BIRGing (basking in reflected glory) yet? This article examines the psychology of competition, including how fans are affected by their team’s performance. Also, check out these psychologists reflecting on what the Games mean to them, and this article on what sports psychology has done for the mainstream discipline.
From the Psychologist magazine archive – Dave Collins, Performance Director at UK Athletics, on how he will be putting his background in psychology to use in pursuit of medals in Beijing.
Matthew Syed investigates the psychology of the home advantage (radio show available to listen again on iPlayer).
Is it wrong to, ahem, admire the bodies of the athletes? asks Zoe Williams.
Winning Gold – comparing media coverage in the US and Japan (during the Sydney and Salt Lake City games).
Swifter, higher, stronger: The history of sport psychology.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.