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Marathon runners needed for research into positive self-talk.
- Posted: 5th Apr 2013, 00:02Report
Blatant request to further my education and increase scientific knowledge for marathon runners. If you are doing a marathon between 28 April and 2 June, I would be grateful if you would consider taking part in my research study. I am currently nearing the end of my MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology (as a mature student and marathon runner) and for my major independent study I aim to explore the link between resilience (a person’s ability to bounce back from adversity) and positive affect (positive emotions that can be consciously adjusted). To achieve these aims I need runners to apply the positive self-talk technique (3 positive thoughts to counter 1 negative) in two of their long training runs and during their marathon, and then record their feelings on brief questionnaires. There is no technical training required. The questionnaires are brief, the technique is extremely straightforward in its application and you fill them in and email back. A summary of the research results will be available in autumn 2013 to anyone who participates. f you have managed to read all that and are still interested, then please drop me a line at my university email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll forward more information and the pre-study questionnaire.