The end of 2020 coincided with a series of publication successes for members of Lincoln Sport and Exercise Psychology Research and HART. Dr Matthew Bird, along with Eadie Simons and Dr Patricia Jackman, recently published a paper that examined mental toughness, sport-related well-being, and mental health stigma among National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I student-athletes in the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, a pre-print of which can be found here. This research suggests higher levels of mental toughness may have benefits associated with higher levels of sport-related wellbeing and lower levels of public and self-stigma towards help-seeking.
Dr Bird also had another recent success with international collaborators in the United States, Dr Elmer Castillo and Dr Graig Chow, as their paper that compared the use of the original and revised performance profile techniques was accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. This paper showed that performance profiling can significantly influence intrinsic motivation and sport commitment.