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Psychological pressure on World Cup finalists


Queen’s University professor John Phelan is available to discuss the intense psychological pressure players will be under during Sunday’s World Cup final. Millions of people all over the globe will watch Spain and the Netherlands go head to head for the championship.

“The key is to stay in the moment,” says Professor Phelan, “but how do you stay in the moment when the result will last for all time?”

Professor Phelan is an associate professor in the Queen’s School of Business. His areas of study are organizational behavior and authentic leadership. He is a consultant, as a mental skills coach (sports psychology and team effectiveness) for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. He also worked with Canada’s 2006 Olympic men’s hockey team.

To arrange an interview, contact Kristyn Wallace at (613)533-6000 ext 79173 kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at (613)533-6000 ext 77513 michael.onesi@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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