SHAPE Research Seminar Series

Optimal experience in sport and exercise

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Patricia Jackman, University of Lincoln presents: Optimal experience in sport and exercise.

  • From: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Patricia Jackman, University of Lincoln presents: Optimal experience in sport and exercise.

Abstract

Understanding how athletes and exercisers achieve optimal experience is of interest to researchers, athletes, exercisers, and applied practitioners. The most studied optimal experience in sport and exercise is “flow” —a harmonious and intrinsically rewarding state characterized by absorption in a specific activity and a feeling of everything clicking into place, even in challenging situations. However, recent research suggests that a second, overlapping “clutch state” is experienced by athletes and exercisers, thus broadening the perspective on optimal experience in sport and exercise and raising some doubts about research on flow in this domain. This talk will provide an overview of some of the latest research concerning optimal experience in sport and exercise, and offer insights into how individuals can optimise their experience more frequently and consistently.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Christopher Matthews

All welcome

For any enquiries please contact Craig Sale

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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