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When a person has a grievance of this magnitude inflicted upon their brain, they can become disoriented and frustrated because their ability to think clearly is compromised. Changes within the brain often result in withdrawal, depression, and difficulties time sociali...

Researchers in psychology are discovering that we are in control of a large part of how we view the world, interpret, and make meaning!

Not only can mental toughness provide an effective way to deal with stressors, it can also help individuals seek out opportunities for personal growth due to having a higher level of confidence in their own abilities.

Setting goals is an initial step, maintaining motivation, and creating behavior change is harder! We get it, we have all been there. So how can we make our goals effective in the present?

Applying positive self-affirmations helps to create higher self-worth and higher self-esteem. Using this mindset and skill repeatedly increases your belief in your successes over your failures.

Are you an injured athlete who has been experiencing exhaustion and frustration? You may be so worried about your physical state or returning to the game that you forget to take care of yourself mentally.

When focusing on college-aged students, ranging from age 18 to 24, studies have found that between 70-85% of them were suffering from psychological distress, particularly anxiety and depressive symptoms (Saleh, Camart, & Romo, 2017).

Especially for athletes, August’s first few weeks loom ominously as youth competitors, high schoolers, and those at the collegiate level anticipate try-outs, new work-out regimens, different coaches, altered team dynamics, and a meticulously scripted season training pr...

As July closes, another school year’s promise looms ever nearer and, with that promise arrives an equally exciting and nerve-wracking period for many high school juniors and seniors: the college application process.

Here at TOPPS, we believe there is a reason new goals are difficult to overcome: the underlying intention behind said goals. We encourage readers to first select a desired outcome (be it physical health, improved sense of self, or increased social interactions) and, o...

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