Don’t crack! The science of performance stress
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20 Dec 2019
Don’t crack! The science of performance stress

Competitive sports are mentally gruelling, with the pressure to succeed often impacting performance – and esports are no exception. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Phil Birch, a senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology, to understand the coping mechanisms employed by elite esports players.

Dr. Phil Birch

Dr. Phil Birch is a senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Chichester. His research expertise is in performance psychology and he teaches across a range of degree programmes.