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ByDr. Berney

What is Sport and Performance Psychology?

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall discuss the relatively new field of sport and performance psychology and how its principles can be used by athletes and non-athletes.

Read the article from the American Psychological Association here.

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Sport Psychology as Positive Psychology

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall discuss the way Geoff Miller – a non-psychologist, mental skills coach – is working with the Philadelphia Phillies to help players adjust and adapt to professional demands.

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Two Players with Concussions – philly.com

I just read this really interesting article from philly.com about two high school football players who suffered concussions early in their career. Though the boys were best friends, one stopped playing and the other continued. The article does a really nice job of talking about the decisions families must make when determining the best reaction to an injury, such as a concussion.

Read the article here.

ByDr. Berney

JAMA Internal Medicine: Exercise Lowers Risk of Cancer

Jogging Couple Attributed to Ed Yourdon

Jogging Couple – Attributed to Ed Yourdon

A recent study of over 1.4 million people published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that exercise may reduce one’s risk of developing as many as 13 different cancers, including esophageal, liver, and lung.

This, of course, adds Read More

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Monday Morning Quarterbacks and Other Critics

Eugene Delacroix's "Fanatics of Tangier" Public Domain due to age.

Eugene Delacroix’s “Fanatics of Tangier”
Public Domain due to age.

Yesterday, my son and I went to a soccer match to watch our favorite MLS team. It has been a while since we have been to a match, but we quickly got back in to the routine of cheering for our team. As we sat there, though, listening to the others sitting around us, I could not help but wonder if they were fans or critics. Read More

ByDr. Berney


Passion + Persistence = Grit

Passion + Persistence = Grit Photo provided by 48 Photography

One of the things I really like doing is coaching. I often mention sports here on this blog and on our podcasts, as I feel that the lessons and values that can be learned when one competes athletically is invaluable. Read More

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The Ledger 9.20.15

In this week’s column, Dr. Berney focuses on the importance of pushing our children in healthy ways. Pressing them to be their best is important for healthy development. In addition, stress and even failure build resiliency!! It is critical, thought, that this pressure is applied in a healthy, manageable way. 

Read the full column here: http://www.theledger.com/article/20150920/COLUMNISTS0419/150919443/1484/life?Title=Dr-Berney-There-is-a-benefit-when-a-child-is-under-pressure-

ByDr. Berney

Long term benefits to High School athletics

In addition to improved physical health, high school athletics have long term effects on one’s confidence, leadership abilities, and self-respect. This is a nice article summarizing a study that looked at these attributes in adults who were high school athletes. Great little read!!

Read the article here: http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/op/sports_at_work

ByDr. Berney

View from the Tilehurst End

What a great read!! Whether an athlete is a footballer (soccer player), a gymnast, or a baseball player, he/she is just as susceptible to mental health problems as anyone else. The author of this article, though talking primarily about football (soccer), writes truthfully and directly about the stigma of Mental Health issues and the importance of understanding and awareness!! Give it a read!!

Read the article here: http://thetilehurstend.sbnation.com/2015/8/19/9172113/view-from-the-tilehurst-end-football-the-stigma-of-mental-health

ByDr. Berney

CNN Article – Stand Up, Sit Less, Move More

It is not surprising that research supports an increase in activity for a healthy body. However, in this article by CNN, the author reviews research suggesting that simply standing can improve one’s overall health and well being. We need to be more active, and it begins with getting up. 

Read the article here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/06/health/how-to-move-more/