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Alan MacPherson

Lecturer in Sports Psychology

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. An investigation of natural cadence between cyclists and noncyclists

    MacPherson, A. C., Turner, A. P. & Collins, D., Sep 2007, In: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 78, 4, p. 396-400 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Is what you think what you get? Optimizing mental focus for technical performance.

    MacPherson, A., 2008, In: The Sport Psychologist. 22, 3, p. 288-303 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Re-examining the effects of verbal instructional type on early stage motor learning

    Bobrownicki, R., MacPherson, A., Coleman, S., Collins, D. & Sproule, J., Dec 2015, In: Human Movement Science. 44, p. 168-181 44.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Redressing the balance: Commentary on “Examining motor learning in older adults using analogy instruction” by Tse, Wong, and Masters (2017)

    Bobrownicki, R., Collins, D., Sproule, J. & MacPherson, A. C., 5 Jun 2018, In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 38, p. 211-214

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. The acute effects of analogy and explicit instruction on movement and performance

    Bobrownicki, R., MacPherson, A. C., Collins, D. & Sproule, J., 30 Sep 2019, In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 44, p. 17-25 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. The importance of temporal structure and rhythm for the optimum performance of motor skills: A new focus for practitioners of sport psychology.

    MacPherson, A., Collins, D. & Obhi, S. S., 2009, In: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 21, S1, p. S48-S61 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. To think, or not to think, that is the question

    MacPherson, A., 1 May 2014, In: Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology. 3, 2, p. 102-115 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Using rhythmicity to promote performance in horizontal jumps: An exemplar of the need for individually-tailored interventions

    Macpherson, A. C., Collins, D., Graham-Smith, P. & Turner, A. P., 2013, In: International Journal of Sport Psychology. 44, 2, p. 93-110 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Comment/debate › Research › Peer-reviewed
  11. Optimization of performance in top level athletes: A commentary

    MacPherson, A., 2009, In: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. 4, 1, p. 67-70 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  12. Chapter › Research
  13. Individual differences in sport

    MacPherson, A., 1 Oct 2012, Sports, Exercise and Health Science. Oxford University Press, p. 216-230 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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