Going for Gold: Performing Under Pressure in Sport

In this talk, Dr Rob Gray will present a series of studies which investigates the mutual interactions between attention, perception and kinematics in sport.

Title: Going for Gold: Performing Under Pressure in Sport

Speaker: Dr Rob Gray, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Birmingham University


Date: Wednesday 7th March 2012

Time: 1pm            

Venue: Lecture Theatre B, GlyndwrBuilding, SwanseaUniversity

Admission: Free of charge and all welcome


Event summary:

The attentional focus adopted during the execution of a sports skill can have a profound effect on performance outcomes. Furthermore, it has been proposed that an “inward” shift in the focus of attention may be one of the primary causes of “choking under pressure.”

Dr Rob Gray will discuss how attention has its effect on performance.


For further information please contact Professor Ian M Thornton on 01792 513274 or email: I.M.Thornton@swansea.ac.uk.