The Tougher Minds approach is based on extensive academic and practical research. This has been undertaken in the last decade and much of it has been published in major peer-reviewed journals.
Here we present a selection of some of the material:
Dr. Jon Finn, PhD, MSc, BA (Hons)
Finn, J., McKenna, J., and Vickers, D. (2013). Improving Pupil Learning by Integrating a Mental Skills Training Programme into a Secondary School Curriculum, PE Matters.
Finn, J. and McKenna, J. (2010). Coping with academy-to-first-team transitions in elite English male team sports: The coaches’ perspective. International Journal of Coaching and Sport Science, 5, 257279.
Finn, J. (2009). Using mental skills to improve golfing performance: A theory based case study for golf coaches.International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 4, Supplement 1, 223245.
Finn, J., Grills, A., and Bell, D. (2009). A comparison of PETTLEP imagery, physical practice and their combination in the facilitation of nondominant leg kicking accuracy, Chapter in: Drust, B., Reilly, T., and Williams, A. M., ed., International Research in Science and Soccer, Routledge, New York, 177189.
Professor Jim McKenna
Allan J, McKenna J. & Dinnan S. (2014) Degrees of resilience: psychological resilience and prospective academic achievement in UK university inductees. Brit J Couns. Guidance. 42(1), 9-25.
Allan J. McKenna J. & Hind K. (2012) Brain resilience: Shedding light into the black box of adventure processes.Australian Journal of Outdoor Education. 16(1), 3-14.
Crust L, McKenna J, Spence J, Thomas C, Evans D, & Bishop D. (2012) The effects of playground markings on the physical self-perceptions of 10–11-yearold school children. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, DOI:10.1080/17408989.2012.732565