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Dr Sandy Wolfson

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Psychology

Hls Sandy Wolfson Staffprofile 255 (1) Sandy's main responsibilities involve overseeing the strategy and development of postgraduate Psychology education, including a range of British Psychological Society accredited programmes. Her main teaching is in Sport & Exercise Psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also supervises MSc and PhD theses.

Sandy is a chartered, HCPC-registered sport & exercise psychologist whose main research and consultancy interests are in football. She has worked with players, coaches and managers from recreational to Premiership level and is a psychology consultant for the Football Association. She is involved in research into performance variability, the home advantage, referees’ perceptions and coping mechanisms, and football supporters’ motives, cognitions and mood.

Her other projects have concerned drug use, the lottery, children’s understanding of popular movies (funded by, the effects of colour & sound in computer games (funded by Kodak), and teamwork in dental practices (funded by Wrigley).

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  • Irrational Performance Beliefs and Mental Well-Being Upon Returning to Sport During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Test of Mediation by Intolerance of Uncertainty, Jooste, J., Wolfson, S., Kruger, A. 3 May 2022, In: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • Home advantage during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analyses of European football leagues, McCarrick, D., Bilalic, M., Neave, N., Wolfson, S. 1 Sep 2021, In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Personality characteristics of UK Association Football referees, McCarrick, D., Wolfson, S., Neave, N. 20 Apr 2020, In: Journal of Sport Behavior
  • Testosterone and cortisol responses in male soccer players: The effect of home and away venues, Fothergill, M., Wolfson, S., Neave, N. 1 Aug 2017, In: Physiology & Behavior
  • A comparison of illusory superiority in elite and county UK soccer referees, Fothergill, M., Wolfson, S. Sep 2015, In: International Journal of Sport Psychology
  • A qualitative analysis of perceptions of venue: Do professional soccer players and managers concur with the conceptual home advantage framework?, Fothergill, M., Wolfson, S., Little, L. 1 Oct 2014, In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Soccer Fans' Self and Group Perceptions of Superiority over Rival Fans, Goldie, S., Wolfson, S. 2014, In: Journal of Sport Behavior
  • The relationship between fear of failure and self-talk in winning and losing situations, Pitt, T., Wolfson, S., Moss, M. 2014, In: Sport and Exercise Psychology Review
  • Attitudes towards soccer coaches’ use of punishment in Japan and England: A cross-cultural study, Hagiwara, H., Wolfson, S. 2013, In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Perspectives on the home advantage: A comparison of football players, fans and referees, Anderson, M., Wolfson, S., Neave, N., Moss, M. May 2012, In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Paraskevi Goltsi Team Identification, Passion and Well-Being: Football Fans in Greece Start Date: 07/01/2008 End Date: 29/01/2015

  • Psychology PhD September 27 1976
  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society (BPS) 1976
  • Honorary Fellow British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 1976

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