In this episode of the Curiosity Cake Podcast I talk to Dr Trish Jackman to understand the flow state and clutch performance in sport and exercise. We discuss ways in which ordinary people can tap into flow or clutch performance to stick to their exercise programs. And we cover how elite athletes and others experience flow and clutch situations such as last minute free throws, penalty shoot-outs, final moments of championship rounds.
Dr Trish Jackman is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Lincoln. Trish has been researching the optimal performance state of flow in sport and exercise for almost a decade, and has published several articles in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals in recent years. In addition, Trish also conducts research on topics such as goal setting, affect, and self-regulation in sport and exercise activity, as well as psychological wellbeing in PhD students, police, and exercisers.
You can find out more about Trish at these links:
The video below shows Trish's sister Una scoring a last gasp winner in an All-Ireland final. Trish played in this game with her 2 sisters. This will also give you an idea of what Camogie is.