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SHAPE Research Seminar Series

Does Talent Need Trauma? Research Evidence and Practical Considerations

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As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Mustafa Sarkar, Nottingham Trent University presents: Does Talent Need Trauma? Research Evidence and Practical Considerations.

  • From: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Mustafa Sarkar, Nottingham Trent University presents: Does Talent Need Trauma? Research Evidence and Practical Considerations.

Abstract

It has been speculated that “talent needs trauma” (Collins & MacNamara, 2012, p. 907) and that athletes who experience adversities during their personal lives and sporting careers are more likely to be successful at the highest levels of sport. Based on the notion that athletes have the potential to benefit from difficulty and the phenomenon known as growth following adversity (Howells et al., 2017), in this presentation, I will review recent growth-related research in competitive sport and discuss potential future research directions. Based on the salient issues I have encountered following the presentation and publication of research in this area, I will also reflect on key considerations in the study and practice of adversity-related experiences and sport performance. It is hoped that this research synthesis and practical considerations will facilitate understanding and inform practice in this area.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Caroline Sunderland

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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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