Let’s talk about it: Intra-team communication and role ambiguity

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of our series focused on communicating findings from peer-reviewed sports psychology research to the masses. At the end of the post, you can find additional information, including a link to the original research…

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Bryce Harper is right — he’s not a leader

What follows is an excerpt from a recent conversation between our own Brendon Ellis, avid Bryce Harper fan, and Megan Mansfield, one of our (more level-headed) researchers. Bryce Harper Fan: Bryce Harper was the NL MVP last season, and he…

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The Rams are so Hollywood

The NFL’s use of analytics is like Colin Farrell’s acting career: It gets lots of attention, but it seriously lacks substance. Perhaps the latest statistical head scratcher is the Rams’ trade for the first overall pick in this year’s 2016…

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Psychology Says: Jared Goff is Overrated

In this year’s NFL draft, the Rams traded up for the first overall pick and are faced with a decision not so dissimilar from the one the Bucs dealt with last year. The Rams’ decision boils down to two QBs:…

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You can do it: Self-talk interventions can help improve a player’s performance.

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series focused on communicating findings from peer-reviewed sports psychology research to the masses. At the end of each post, you can find additional information, including a link to the original research…

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Psychological Safety and the Adam LaRoche Saga

It was supposed to be the new cast of characters that stirred the pot on the south side. Who would have guessed that the preseason drama would emanate from an old war horse? The 36-year-old Adam LaRoche walked away from $13 million…

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Call for Articles

Dear Colleagues,My name is Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg and I am the managing editor of Burkmont.com. Our aspirations are to bring sports psychology research to the applied realm. If you have published sports psychology literature in a peer-reviewed journal, we would like to feature it…

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Sloan 2016: What’s Next?

The conference was advertised as bigger and better, with the former being certainly true. There were more talks, more attendees (roughly 1,000 dorks and 3,000 wannabe dorks), and even longer lines for the men’s restroom than last year. Naturally at…

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Sloan Bingo

Team Chemistry is Planet Nine

Former planet Pluto is now categorized into a group called the “Trans-Neptunian Objects” – basically anything past Neptune, the last planet in our solar system. Some bloke realized that 6 of these Trans-Neptunian Objects had orbits that were out of…

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