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Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice (2015)
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Toner, J., & Moran, A. (2015). Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 46(6), 666-675. https://doi.org/10.7352/IJSP.2015.46.666

In a body of research spanning three decades, Janet Starkes and her colleagues have produced a wealth of empirical evidence on the importance of deliberate practice in the development of elite performers. Within this corpus of work, a number of studi... Read More about Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice.

The perils of automaticity (2015)
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Toner, J., Montero, B. G., & Moran, A. (2015). The perils of automaticity. Review of general psychology, 19(4), 431-442. https://doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000054

Classical theories of skill acquisition propose that automatization (i.e., performance requires progressively less attention as experience is acquired) is a defining characteristic of expertise in a variety of domains (e.g., Fitts & Posner, 1967). Au... Read More about The perils of automaticity.

Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering the need for artistic habits (2015)
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Toner, J., Jones, L., & Moran, A. (2016). Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering the need for artistic habits. Performance enhancement & health, 4(1-2), 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2015.10.001

Empirical evidence demonstrates that performing artists are confronted by a variety of ‘bodily crises’ (e.g., injury, attrition of habits induced by ageing) over the course of their careers (Wainwright, Williams, & Turner, 2005). Such crises may pres... Read More about Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering the need for artistic habits.

A brief report on the development of a theoretically-grounded intervention to promote patient autonomy and self-management of physiotherapy patients: Face validity and feasibility of implementation (2015)
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Matthews, J., Hall, A. M., Hernon, M., Murray, A., Jackson, B., Taylor, I., …Hurley, D. A. (2015). A brief report on the development of a theoretically-grounded intervention to promote patient autonomy and self-management of physiotherapy patients: Face validity and feasibility of implementation. BMC health services research, 15(1), 1-9. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0921-1

Background Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of low back pain suggest the inclusion of a biopsychosocial approach in which patient self-management is prioritized. While many physiotherapists recognise the importance of evidence-based pra... Read More about A brief report on the development of a theoretically-grounded intervention to promote patient autonomy and self-management of physiotherapy patients: Face validity and feasibility of implementation.


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