Self-control and endurance sport performance: Investigating the psychological processes underpinning successful athletic performance PhD
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
- Entry requirements:
- 2:1 +
- Not available
- Reference number:
- Start date:
- 01 January, 01 April, 01 July or 01 October 2019
- UK/EU fees:
- International fees:
- Application deadline:
- September 2018
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Self-control processes are initiated when two competing goals are in conflict. The successful candidate will attempt to use existing models of self-control to investigate the psychological processes underpinning successful prolonged aerobic performance. For example, why are some athletes able to ‘dig deep’ and tolerate discomfort more than others? Can athletes be trained to resist the urge to reduce effort during endurance performance? These questions will be investigated through quantitative and experimental methods and it is recommended that a discussion with the primary supervisor takes place before any formal application is made.
Primary supervisor: Dr Ian Taylor
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Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science or a related subject.
A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the areas above will be an advantage.
All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements.
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Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.