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Paul McCarthy

Dr.

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20042020

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My research falls mainly within the positive psychology domain with a particular emphasis on enhancing human performance in achievement settings (e.g., sport, education, business). I am especially interested in understanding how positive emotions influence motivation and attention in sport performers. My colleagues and I examine challenge and threat motivation in sport performers from a social and biological psychology perspective. I also explore sport psychologists' experiences, perceptions toward sport psychologists, and sport psychologists' effectiveness. Finally, I am currently exploring issues related to embodied cognition which is the notion that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind. 

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