The Whole Is Not the Same as the Sum of Its Parts

We intrinsically understand that a pile of bricks does not make a house. It is commonly accepted that when building an edifice, a team of architects, engineers, and master builders are required. Yet when building teams, the default position is often to go it alone.

It is nigh on impossible to be a skilled architect, engineer, AND builder. Failing to seek support is reckless and has the potential to cause great harm. We believe in doing things differently.

Our team of researchers each specialize in a different aspect of team psychology. This includes studying the form, function, and outcomes associated with team membership. We break down the parts in an attempt to help others improve the way they build the whole.

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Projects

Gamers vs. Depression

Examining the use of esports as a vehicle to develop mental health literacy

We aim to adopt the basic premise of utilising an intrinsically engaging activity (i.e., online gaming) to develop depression literacy and social connection in adolescent males.

ScoutEd

ScoutEd

To improve talent identification and recruitment in football through evidence-based research.

We aim to develop tools that address key theoretical concepts, increase self-reflection and provides professionals with the knowledge and skills they require to make effective talent identification judgements. This, in turn, should improve processes, consistency and thus alignment between recruiters, coaches and their clubs.

Good Sport Project

Good Sport Project

To use sport as a vehicle to develop moral character in young people

We aim to create a rigorously developed and evaluated training programme with a focus on the moral virtues of honesty, loyalty, fairness, conscientiousness, and courage.

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