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Geir Jordet

Geir Jordet, PhD, Professor in psychology and football at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, is described by The Times as “The world’s leading expert on the psychology of penalties”. His scientific work uncovers the psychological aspects of high performance in football. He has amassed extensive practical experience working with football players and teams. Since 1997, he has served as the personal psychology advisor to over 130 professional players (across all major European leagues), has worked with more than 60 professional teams, and regularly lectures or consults for the England, German, Dutch, and Norwegian FAs.

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Psychologist Professor Geir Jordet reveals the elaborate psychological elements of a penalty shootout, and the universal human stress mechanisms that it illuminates. What happens to players’ brains and bodies under severe pressure? Why do some thrive while others choke? How can they turn a seemingly uncontrollable outcome into one that is positive and more predictable?

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