Smart Chalkbag Bibliography

All the exercises within the Smart Chalkbag are based on researched techniques and adapted specifically for climbers. I’ve used them for over 15 years of performance coaching with climbers.  They are based on the following books, articles and studies.

Aherne, C; Moran, A & Lonsdale, C (2011). The effect of mindfulness training on athlete’s flow: an initial investigation. The Sport Psychologist, 25, 177 – 189.

Bandura, A (1986) Social foundations of thought and action: a social cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall

Burton, D & Naylor, S (2002). The Jekyll/Hyde nature of goals: revisiting and updating goal-setting in sport. In TS Horn (Ed) Advances in sport psychology (2nd ed) New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Hardy, L, Gammage, K & Hall, C (2001) A descriptive study of athlete self-talk.  The Sport Psychologist, 15, 306 – 318

Harris, R (2008) The Happiness Trap. Robinson Little Brown.

Harris, R (2019) ACT made simple (2nd Edition). New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Holmes, P & Collins, D (2001) The PETTLEP approach to motor imagery. A functional equivalence model for sport psychologists. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 13, 60-83

Kabat-Zin, J; Wherever you go, there you are

Locke, E., Shaw, K, Saari, L & Latham, G (1981). Goal setting and task performance. Psychological Bulletin, 90, 125 – 152.

Maddux, J (1995) Self efficacy theory: an introduction. In JE Maddux (Ed). Self-efficacy, adaptation, and adjustment. New York: Plenum.

Mardon, N & Richards H (2012) Can a mindfulness intervention improve attention and performance? Poster presentation, DSEP.

Moran, A (1996) The psychology of concentration in sport performers: a cognitive analysis. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press

Nicolls, J (1989); The competitive ethos and democratic education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Nideffer, R (1976) Test of attentional and interpersonal style. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 34, 394-404

Peter, S (2011) The Chimp Paradox. Vermillion: London

Ryan, R & Deci, E (2002) An overview of self-determination theory in EL Deci & RM. Ryan (Eds) Handbook of self determination research, Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Santolaya, M; Rubio, V & Ruiz-Barquin, R (2018). Psychological variables involved in climbing. Operationalising expert’s knowledge. Poster presentation IRCRA Chamonix.

Shapiro, S, Carlson, L, Astin, A & Freedman, B (2006). Mechanisms of mindfulness. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62 (3), 373- 386

Taylor, M, Gould, D & Rolo, C (2008) Performance strategies of US Olympians in practice and competition. High Ability Studies, 19, 19–36

Williams, J (2010) Regulation and energising techniques for regulation of arousal in J Williams (Ed) Applied Sport Psychology. McGraw-Hill International.