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New Paper on Imagery Interventions Published

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

Professor Jenn Cumming and Dr Mary Quinton recently published “Improving the reporting of sport imagery interventions with TIDieR” to provide new guidance on the reporting of imagery interventions, with the aim of more easily translating these into applied practice as well as replicating them in future research. We argue that fuller, more accurate and standardized reporting of imagery interventions can be achieved by using the 12-item Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR; Hoffmann et al., 2014).

We use the TIDieR to describe a personalized guided imagery intervention for improving student-athletes’ regulatory responses to competitive anxiety (PACING). We think this paper offers practical and evidence-based guidance for researchers designing imagery interventions and recommendations to enable journal editors and reviewers to make easier judgements about rigor.

This open access paper was published in a special issue on Applying Imagery in Sport and Exercise in the Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Edited by Prof Tony Morris of Victoria University, this special issue contains exciting new directions for the field including an updated version of the PETTLEP model.


Cumming, J., & Quinton, M. L. (2022). Improving the reporting of sport imagery interventions with TIDieR. Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.


Bio: This post was written by Dr Jennifer Cumming, a Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham. Jenn is also a Chartered Psychologist who researches the applied aspects of sport and dance as well as translates this research to other settings, such as working with young people experiencing homelessness.


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