Sport psychology - inside the mind of champion athletes: Martin Hagger at TEDxPerth

  • Опубликовано: 23 янв 2013
  • Martin Hagger is Professor of Psychology at Curtin University. His areas of expertise are social, health, sport and exercise psychology. He is involved in numerous research projects nationally and internationally with a focus on motivation and behaviour change. He is currently leading projects in drugs in sport, promoting physical activity and healthy diet, understanding the mechanisms of willpower and self-control, and reducing binge drinking and the prevalence of smoking.
    At the highest level, athletes are well-matched in terms of their physical abilities, conditioning, and skill level. But often that is not enough to win and perform on the biggest of stages like the Olympic games. Developing strategies and techniques to get athletes minds in the best possible condition for optimal performance is increasingly important for sports teams and coaches.
    Martin will provide an overview of the kinds of techniques that elite athletes use to prepare psychologically for their sport, give details of the scientific research into these techniques and how they work, and how the techniques might be used by competitive athetes and coaches to maximise performance.
    TEDxPerth 2012 took place on Saturday 8 December 2012 at the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia. Over 500 people attended in person and listeners all over the country enjoyed the day by tuning in to the live broadcast on digital radio.
    About TEDx, x = independently organised event
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Комментарии • 220

  • Omar Kingosso
    Omar Kingosso 18 дней назад +1

    Booring and annoying speaker

  • dbsk06
    dbsk06 23 дня назад

    Great title : totally underdelivered

  • Todd Denny
    Todd Denny Месяц назад

    An intriguing subject made very boring

  • Pizzathehut El
    Pizzathehut El Месяц назад

    Perhaps saying perhaps makes everything perhaps-ish.

  • tzivopoulos TZIVOPOULOS
    tzivopoulos TZIVOPOULOS Месяц назад

    I find this boring and tiring I am sorry u lost me,you did a kinda better job at the end but you really didn’t make your points in a way to win me as a former international athlete and currently a coach I thing u have good elements in here but not right into the point that will help much somebody .thank u for the effort tho

  • Lion Heart
    Lion Heart Месяц назад

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  • a
    a 2 месяца назад

    Tell me the name of the person who invited this moron? Please.

  • magpiemaniac
    magpiemaniac 2 месяца назад

    Perhaps he has a lot of stuff in his pockets.

  • Ivan Lopez
    Ivan Lopez 3 месяца назад

    Only losers have this mind set

  • Greg Truong
    Greg Truong 3 месяца назад +1

    Why so much stuttering? Where's you inner and outer confidence?

  • Harry Paterson vandyke
    Harry Paterson vandyke 3 месяца назад

    This really is boring thank you TEDx for wasting 15 minutes of my time

  • Buzz
    Buzz 3 месяца назад +1

    8:15 voice crack 😆

  • MenSSanA
    MenSSanA 3 месяца назад

    Nada interesante, habla de cosas del pasado sin dar ninguna explicación . No me gustó

  • Hari Sankar
    Hari Sankar 4 месяца назад +1

    *Error :-* Brazil were *not* the defending Olympic champions in 2012, Argentina won the 2008 Olympics. Brazil won their first Olympics gold in 2016.

  • Mohamed Semeunacte
    Mohamed Semeunacte 4 месяца назад

    Sport Psychology is important. There you go, you just won 12 minutes of your life back.

  • Bruno Camodeca
    Bruno Camodeca 4 месяца назад +2

    The video seems perfectly interesting and does a well enough job of keeping my attention. I don't understand how you people can't bother 12 minutes or so to learn a new item of info.

    • Patrick Morgan
      Patrick Morgan 4 месяца назад

      There was nothing new and what was there could have been presented in 2 minutes.

  • Marlin Pillay
    Marlin Pillay 5 месяцев назад

    Why does psychology have zero logic?

  • Kpopluvr94
    Kpopluvr94 5 месяцев назад

    I didnt realize how close this seems to behavior analysis

  • Selina Bramberger
    Selina Bramberger 5 месяцев назад

    Very interesting !!!

  • Sirvart Sarafian
    Sirvart Sarafian 5 месяцев назад

    I don't get why people don't think this is a good video.. I think he covers the main areas in which sports psychology can help with. Such as the areas needing work on for perpetration (goal setting, confidence, motivation), the consequences associated with loss, and how to get back up understanding the opponent and performance day psychy management. He specifies that sports psychologists provide techniques and strategies which athletes NEED and DO and gives an example of Michael Phelps and Blanka Vlasic. So yes, he talks about how a sports psychologist can help but the only reason why this job exists is because of the athletes/human mind!

  • Goonerville Gonad
    Goonerville Gonad 5 месяцев назад

    Sports psychology for dummies.

  • Mathew Sunmonu
    Mathew Sunmonu 5 месяцев назад +1

    Good day Prof. I am so impressed with this video and it inspired me more to have deep interest in this our noble profession. Am a Phd student in Nigeria studying sports psychology. I always enjoy your video clips and wish to have yo as my mentor sir

  • Alma Galicia
    Alma Galicia 6 месяцев назад

    Perhaps perhaps you are building your discourse upon hypotheses and we are suppossed to believe you??

  • Nioam Mac
    Nioam Mac 6 месяцев назад

    2:21 your welcome

  • Ben Bodha
    Ben Bodha 6 месяцев назад

    Dreadful video zzzzzzzzzz

  • Al J Pelayo
    Al J Pelayo 8 месяцев назад


  • James Schultz, Ph.D.
    James Schultz, Ph.D. 9 месяцев назад

    So cool that the two different contrasting styles can be equally as effective. Phelps is pure baller.

  • Dan K
    Dan K 9 месяцев назад +18

    That's a lot of "perhaps". Perhaps you can cut down on them.

    • Esron Mills
      Esron Mills 6 месяцев назад +2

      Perhaps he can...

  • Jristian C. L
    Jristian C. L 9 месяцев назад

    I switched off, obsessing over what's inside his pockets.

  • oluwakamau
    oluwakamau 9 месяцев назад +1

    this guy could take a few pointers from what he preaches lol

  • Pete Cyclist
    Pete Cyclist 9 месяцев назад


  • Daltira
    Daltira 10 месяцев назад

    I’m not hear to hear about someone who runs in a straight line and has a natural born talent to run faster than anyone

  • Tibor Kökény
    Tibor Kökény 10 месяцев назад

    Does he have practical experiences, work with athletes?

  • Wade Cortez
    Wade Cortez 10 месяцев назад +2

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    • Janis Frazier
      Janis Frazier 10 месяцев назад

      Great.. This worked for me..

  • Don Kirk
    Don Kirk 11 месяцев назад

    After about the twentieth "perhaps," it became clear that the speaker has no science in his talk.

  • Veni Vidi Amavi
    Veni Vidi Amavi 11 месяцев назад

    *these videos are either the most mind breaking thing, or really basic and boring*

  • Ayberk Karaman
    Ayberk Karaman 11 месяцев назад

    Why doesn't has it Turkish translate?

  • Lynkrig
    Lynkrig Год назад +1

    I never understand why these never bring up combat sports athletes

  • Carlos Andrade
    Carlos Andrade Год назад +10

    thanks! awesome speech!

  • Jewelry Limited
    Jewelry Limited Год назад +1


  • Simonas Dailidė
    Simonas Dailidė Год назад +1


    RYTIS MEDIA Год назад +2

    dope film!
    have a nice evening :o)

  • Scott Seymour
    Scott Seymour Год назад +2

    Honestly thought it was a good talk. Very refreshing to hear. As a college athlete, sometimes I forget the simple mental aspect of success.

  • paladro
    paladro Год назад +1

    given the prevalence of PED's at the highest levels of all sport, amateur and pro, psychology is important, but so is chemistry. ))

  • charles goldbach
    charles goldbach Год назад +1

    I learned that the next time I give a talk to a large audience to not start a sentence to the far left side and end the sentence to the far right side.

  • Emily Heil
    Emily Heil Год назад +15

    I am a D1 student athlete who will be creating a channel telling of my struggles with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships. I want others to know they aren't alone and hopefully I can help through things I still struggle with. You're not alone. We aren't alone.

    • dani nobin
      dani nobin Месяц назад


    • thatcrazyxoxo
      thatcrazyxoxo Месяц назад

      this is an awesome idea! I am in the same boat. I think there are many who feel the same

    • Greg Truong
      Greg Truong 3 месяца назад +1

      Emily Heil have you made that channel yet?

    • hot sauce muay Thai
      hot sauce muay Thai 5 месяцев назад +1

      When are you going to post content? I would be interested in seeing it.
      Best of luck

  • Yuri
    Yuri Год назад +1

    One wrong information: Brazil wasn't the reigning Oympic champion against Mexico in 2013. In fact, Brazil has never won the Olympic football medal until 2016.

  • msbutterfly1010
    msbutterfly1010 Год назад +1


  • Zach Johnson
    Zach Johnson Год назад +1

    Great video so helpful for my training while im injured from football. Excellent!

  • Dallas Jones
    Dallas Jones Год назад +1

    This sucked

  • Nour Lababidi
    Nour Lababidi Год назад +1

    Thank you. Some people mentioned that this video doesn't tell us anything new. I disagree, this video reminds you with what we naturally know which is the make sense and that is why you think it's not new. This is a reminder to enjoy and live the moment while doing sports. So go tomorrow and try to apply keeping your mind in the activity. you will come back and thanks him

    • Patrick Morgan
      Patrick Morgan 4 месяца назад

      That's not what the title says it's about.

  • William Wang
    William Wang Год назад +14

    this guy doesn't present much useful information, it's very much a surface level look at sports psychology, with a lot of examples of athletes who use it, but it doesn't really look inside the minds of any champion athletes...rather just gives examples of successes and failures

    • Patrick Morgan
      Patrick Morgan 4 месяца назад

      Exactly what I thought of it.

  • Lance Winslow
    Lance Winslow Год назад

    Wow, I must say, I AGREE with EVERYTHING you said. Works for me.

  • Napro
    Napro Год назад

    There's a huge difference between knowing and doing it unconsciously or consciously. The latter takes practice, the former is just about memory ;)

  • Haroldo Ribeiro
    Haroldo Ribeiro Год назад

    I wonder know how in earth TED approved that, after 5 minutes that seemed to be a lot more I had to stop the video and came to see the comments.

    • Sanat kumar
      Sanat kumar Год назад

      Haroldo Ribeiro ha ha me too...

  • Fiascofan96
    Fiascofan96 Год назад

    What has it got in its pocketses!? (Gollum voice)

  • Karan Sagar
    Karan Sagar Год назад

    This is how Roger beat Rafa at AO 2017

  • GamingElite
    GamingElite Год назад

    He should be renamed captain obvious.

  • fattermcphee
    fattermcphee Год назад +1

    This guy is soo boring....I was distracted the entire time

  • Sahil Lathia
    Sahil Lathia Год назад

    Sport psychology is a science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology and psychology. It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. Proper instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement, applied sport psychology may include work with athletes, coaches, and parents regarding injury, rehabilitation, communication, team building, and career transitions. Performance routines, Imagery or Self-talk are most used techniques that psychologists teach to athletes for improving their performance. i.e.- Michael Phelps (an American former competitive swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time) listens music before any competition which helps him to focus.

  • Giovanna Iacobellis
    Giovanna Iacobellis Год назад


  • Kashif Khan
    Kashif Khan Год назад

    Great man great video thanks

  • Pill Box
    Pill Box Год назад


  • Just Random 16
    Just Random 16 Год назад +2

    Lol the voice cracks tho😆😆😆😆😆

  • Georgi Stoev
    Georgi Stoev Год назад

    bla bla bla.... boring and not valuable as information that i can use! Eat shit mr Hagger

  • Val Robinson
    Val Robinson Год назад +3

    For a better intellectual ability, memory, and focus, this brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) is encouraged. First, this app is exciting! I am finding my strengths and also those parts that challenge. I really appreciate making use of this game to help myself progress and have fun.

  • Mr Constantin
    Mr Constantin Год назад

    It's missing a most key component, the spiritual well being of an athlete. Speaker borrowed and incorporated a lot of Buddhist religious practices to compensate. However there is a superior means of addressing the spiritual well being and this presentation didn't address it directly.
    This presentation was very much lacking in my opinion, which once again brings into question if psychology is even a science. Take away behavioral science and neurology from psychology and what do you have? Seems like in this case you have yoga.
    Take home message - want to be the best according to the speaker, then incorporate yoga. He was promoting Buddhist mysticism achieved through yoga and rebranded it to sound legitimate science, by calling it psychology.
    It was also misleading because Phelps doesn't practice yoga and is a devote Christian. So if you're going to represent Buddhist sympathizing athletes, then accurately convey those who in this case are Christian and use a different method.
    And further more instead of approaching this in an atheistic stand point recognize that yoga is a religious practice, because it is. Don't smuggle religious practices into the presentation and pretend they are a-religious.

  • fullnoscope
    fullnoscope Год назад +1

    What are all that things in his pocket?

  • jrn00498
    jrn00498 Год назад

    let me shorten this video: some people are great at sports, some are just good. They all approach their match/game in their own way.

  • Julian Herrera
    Julian Herrera Год назад


  • Randy Boudreau
    Randy Boudreau Год назад +46

    3:01 really breaks down the whole video in about 12 seconds. your welcome.

  • Alberto Salgado
    Alberto Salgado Год назад


  • Boa
    Boa Год назад +3

    Anyone count how many times he voice cracked?

  • ShogunG
    ShogunG Год назад

    Fucking stupid

  • James Ferrell
    James Ferrell Год назад


  • Paul Leverenz
    Paul Leverenz Год назад +1

    I have no idea what the point of this talk was. Boring.

  • Rhino Ragni
    Rhino Ragni Год назад

    "Sometimes being anxious can undermine an athlete's performance." Thank you Captain Obvious! Who is this stiff? It seems like he's reading an outline that someone else wrote. They're really scraping the bottom of the barrel for these TED TALKS these days.

  • reSunator Chang
    reSunator Chang 2 года назад

    This is such a fascinating subject and I was so excited to listen but man the way this guy talk is sooooooo boring and borderline annoying.

  • bascursocmes
    bascursocmes 2 года назад


  • Jay Bushan
    Jay Bushan 2 года назад +14

    Perhaps psychology is all about PERHAPS...

  • Jokūbas Zalepūga
    Jokūbas Zalepūga 2 года назад

    using Olympic football final, for which nobody cares as an example lol

  • Be Phenomenal
    Be Phenomenal 2 года назад +11

    Best visual attraction of this video are those heavy pockets.

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brown 2 года назад +6

    Thank you for this video I know sports take a lot of physical activity but mental is important too!

  • Timur Sultanov
    Timur Sultanov 2 года назад

    Ostentatious statement. I wonder for whom is this information? The presented examples are not the best option to demonstrate the psychological abilities of the athletes. And in the mind of the athletes is much more interesting to explore thoughts.

  • deepesh dang
    deepesh dang 2 года назад

    dint see much meat in the talk

  • Michael Dunham
    Michael Dunham 2 года назад +5

    I like the end of the seminar imagery is important .when racing a motorcycle or car through a turn you look ahead and see yourself already through the turn. There's so many thing we do during our game to be the best we can. And always listen and learn to those at the top. I was hoping to get deeper in the mind but this is a great start

    • dellydel 254
      dellydel 254 8 месяцев назад

      Right when I’m riding my sport bike I’m always looking ahead seeing my spot before I even get there

    • indiegirl andi
      indiegirl andi 2 года назад

      I completely agree 🙌🏼

  • anik khan
    anik khan 2 года назад +26

    not using cristiano ronaldo in any of the examples is weird, he is a master athlete, physcially and mentally, never gives up, gets what he wants no matter what with hard work, fittest player ever in one of the most physically and menatlly demanding sports where he is under pressure every week.

    • Sexy Beast
      Sexy Beast Месяц назад

      he is in no sense the fittest footballer ever.. dont get confused by his aesthetics, it serves little to no purpose on the football pitch

    • Tibor Kökény
      Tibor Kökény 10 месяцев назад

      He might not know CR7.
      Anyway Puskas was the best of all time.

    • antonio romero
      antonio romero Год назад +2

      anik khan how does Ronaldo's dick taste?

    • Jokūbas Zalepūga
      Jokūbas Zalepūga 2 года назад +2

      Messi is a natural born talent. His skill is just from another planet, on the other hand Cristiano's character is out of this world too. As the topic is what goes inside the heads of those athletes, Ronaldo should be the example.

  • Mark Schwab
    Mark Schwab 2 года назад +6

    Difficult to use Phelps in the equation when he gets 10 opportunities an olympics to medal and most others get only one.

    • Patrick Morgan
      Patrick Morgan 4 месяца назад

      But he wins all 10, or close to it.

    • Pawan Ghimire
      Pawan Ghimire 2 года назад +1

      Boost yyyooour brain power in 14 days? Sport psyсhology inside the mind oof champiоn athlеtes Мartin Hagger at TTEEDxPerth

  • Nalhäa Music
    Nalhäa Music 2 года назад +2

    Very nice thanks a lot !! very useful ....

  • Dima Medvedev
    Dima Medvedev 2 года назад

    bull shit.

  • ForeverFlame88
    ForeverFlame88 2 года назад

    One cannot measure distances of greater than about 25 light-years using parallax since we don't know EXACTLY where (not only does the Earth go around the sun, the sun orbits the galactic center, etc. so determining exactly where Earth was 180 days ago is all the more difficult) the Earth was sixth months ago using the Earth's ORBIT around the sun as the base of the triangle. Just ONE light-year has an angle of ONLY 0.017 degrees already! If u think Red Shift measures/accurately gauges distances 2 distant objects, u need 2 know that red shift is QUANTIZED (only at certain energy levels), absolutely ruling out the Dopper Effect explanation, may b caused by tired light, (Light may lose energy naturally as it travels and remember that since light has mass, it is affected by other objects with mass. A solar sail works because light has momentum and therefore mass. If you believe light has energy, and energy is mass according to Einstein, then you believe light has mass.) objects moving @ right angles to us, & when gravity is acting on an object. There's this object moving TOWARDS us that is still red-shifted!!! There's this pair of objects connected with radically different redshifts that proves the big bang wrong. In addition, in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, near the center, where the velocities are extremely high, the red-shift is somehow washed out. This strongly implies that strong motion DESTROYS the redshift, instead of creating it. A galaxy has even been measured to have a DECREASE of one quantization in redshift, which should be impossible if the universe is expanding and the redshift is due to the doppler effect. RU-clip: Stretching the Heavens: A New Cosmology. Google Science vs Evolution Pathlights. We can barely make out PLUTO with our best telescopes and yet we are told astronomers have detected a planet 1,300 or so light-years away?! Think about it. The object MAY be thousands of light-years away but we cannot measure those distances. We are simply TOO TINY, to put it humbly. And yes, there may be no such thing as deep space. Perhaps the "far away" objects are just super-tiny. It's possible. How could we know the difference? The Cosmic Background Radiation is much too cold to have come from the supposed Big Bang. It actually comes from stars. The heavens shall pass away with a great noise... interesting how from a biblical perspective, the big bang is in the future, where the heavens will be passed AWAY, instead of in the past, where it supposedly created the universe.

    BILLIE ROJAS 2 года назад

    what a great segminer

  • murray maclean
    murray maclean 2 года назад +2

    Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps...............well perhaps the best in a sport win because they are the most talented and are dedicated, a perhaps they sometime loose because no one can be consistent all the time...what did I learn from this video...not bloody much!

    • Nanaka GN
      Nanaka GN 2 года назад

      Youre definetly right, i remember when cristiano went to manchester united, they said to him he was a really great young player and he said "If you think im good wait till you see Fabio Paim". Fabio was a much bigger prospect them ronaldo, but go seach for him now, he is no where and ronaldo is the best in the world, all because of mindset

    • Braka
      Braka 2 года назад +4

      haha you really don't understand sport psychology. The best got there by using psychology.

  • Handsome Jeremy
    Handsome Jeremy 2 года назад +4

    Ford Focus

  • Ayyoob Abrahams
    Ayyoob Abrahams 2 года назад

    So relevant to Leicester's season. I hope they win the league title at Old Trafford.

  • Black Robbin Gaming
    Black Robbin Gaming 2 года назад +3

    Nice talk but wish there was more.

  • Mr. Pine
    Mr. Pine 2 года назад

    Fancy earlobes

  • Sarah Ball
    Sarah Ball 2 года назад +1

    What were his main points?

    • r0bi100
      r0bi100 2 года назад +1

      I guess you were bored so you didn't pay attention 😴. At 11:41 are his main points he talked about through the talk

  • Shai Kotak
    Shai Kotak 2 года назад

    Saying "PERHAPS" a million times wont make the argument poetic

  • Veronica Diaz
    Veronica Diaz 3 года назад +30

    Hmmmm his pockets? wow, didn't even notice. To a lot of real athletes these are basics. But it's important to review even the basics once in a while. It's surprising how many people will claim they know this info but never really use it. Specific goals that lead up to winning. You would be surprised how many people don't make them and more importantly how many people are just not honest with themselves when it comes to really reaching for it. Basics yes, still good info.

    • Raul Roel
      Raul Roel Год назад +7

      The difference between an elite boxer and an average boxer, is that the elite sharpens the basics every day.

    • fez!
      fez! Год назад +2

      Veronica Diaz the basics are often the part that people have the most trouble with