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The Football Psychology Show

Psychology and mental health stories from English and European football

Latest Episode

Joao Carvalhaes: the first World Cup-winning psychologist 

We discuss the life and legacy of Professor Joao Carvalhaes, the first World Cup-winning psychologist. 

We examine Carvalhaes’ contribution to Brazil’s 1958 World Cup win, his controversial psychological analysis of Pele and how he influenced football’s focus on mentality.

Season 2, Episode 9    |    35min

The psychology of the play-offs

We welcome back regular guest and former England women's team psychologist Dr Misia Gervis to discuss the psychology of the play-offs, whether managers' motivational stunts really pay off and the mental benefits of celebrating.   

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