Edinburgh Research Explorer

Alan MacPherson

Lecturer in Sports Psychology

  1. 2019
  2. 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

  3. 2018
  4. Performance Simulation Neurofeedback Training for Elite Athletes – A New Concept in Neurofeedback Training

    Matzkin, G. & MacPherson, A., 10 Jun 2018, In: Movement: Journal of Physical Education & Sport Sciences / בתנועה: כתב-עת למדעי החינוך הגופני והספורט. 11, 3, p. 120-120 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-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. People performing in exceptional ways

    Florance, I. & MacPherson, A., 1 Jun 2018, Psychologist, 31, p. 66-67 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  7. 2015
  8. 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

  9. 2014
  10. 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

  11. 2013
  12. 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

  13. 2012
  14. 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

  15. 2011
  16. The Team Perspective: Promoting excellence in performance teams

    MacPherson, A. & Howard, P., 2011, Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide. Collins, D., Richards, H. & Button, A. (eds.). Elsevier

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  17. 2009
  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 2008
  21. 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

  22. 2007
  23. 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