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., and 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., and 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., and 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