TAIS Test vs. TAIS Theory

Theory of Attentional and Personal Style vs. Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D. Numerous investigators have emphasized how important it is for both researchers and applied practitioners in the field of performance psychology to have a sound theoretical base that guides their work (Moran, 1996; Abernethy, 1993; Druckman & Swets, […]

World Champions and Olympic Medal Winners

Building A Psychological Profile of Olympic Medalists and World Champions Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D., Jeffrey Bond, Alberto Cei, and Umberto Manili Kevin Curran a first time finalist at Wimbledon a few years ago was being interviewed by a television commentator. The commentator asked Curran why it had taken someone with his talent, so many years […]

Measuring the Building Blocks of Performance

Measuring the Building Blocks of Performance Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D. Once an individual has developed the knowledge base and technical skills required to be successful in a highly competitive job or sport, what is it that determines success or failure? The answer is simple, it’s the ability to stay focused, to concentrate on task relevant […]