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Athletes’ fear of failure likely to lead to ‘choke’, study shows

University of Richmond

 A new study by sports scientists at Coventry University and Staffordshire University shows that anxiety about a competitive situation makes even the most physically active of us more likely to slip-up. The research, which is set to be presented at the British Psychological Society’s flagship annual conference this week, tested the anticipation and coordination abilities1 of 18 active and healthy ... Read More »

Professor calls for universities to test students for performance enhancing drugs

University of Cambridge

A leading academic has called for universities to carry out drug tests on students before exams. Professor Barbara Sahakian, a neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge, said students should be screened for brain enhancing drugs such as Ritalin in the same way sportsmen and women are. The Telegraph reports that a recent survey of Cambridge University students revealed that one in ... Read More »

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