Strengths-Based Approaches and Resilience Development: A Perspective from Sports Psychology

ABSTRACT

Linley asserts that two-thirds of us cannot identify our strengths. For those working in the highly pressurised world of elite sport, the development of strengths and talents is a critical aspect of achieving sporting excellence. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to outline such perspectives from sport psychology at both the individual and team level.

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Author: Piers Worth

Piers Worth PhD is a chartered psychologist, and co-Course Leader for the Buckinghamshire New University MSc in Applied Positive Psychology. His research interests include creativity and ageing, in addition to topics in which positive psychology may find broader application within the community. He is a co-author of Second Wave Positive Psychology.

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Author: Scott Bradley

Scott Bradley lectures in, and practises, applied sport psychology as part of the Human Performance and Wellbeing Centre at Buckinghamshire New University. As a BPS Chartered Psychologist, he has worked with many high-performance athletes whilst pursuing interests in strengths-based practice, talent, motivation dynamics, and developing excellence.Contact: Scott.bradley@bucks.ac.uk

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Author: Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan is Director of the Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre at Buckinghamshire New University. His research focuses on the psychology of sporting excellence and team resilience. Paul has collaborated with a number of Olympic, international, and professional teams and organisations and consults with performers from a range of areas including professional and Olympic sports and business.

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