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Thomas W. Gretton

PhD Student in Sport Psychology, Florida State University

Following the attainment of a B.A. in Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity from Durham University, UK, I continued my development by completing a dual master's degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology (M.S.) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) at Ball State University, Indiana. I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Sport Psychology at Florida State University and my research interests include performer preparation, emotionally demanding research, psychological rest, and qualitative methodology. My current applied consultation work ranges across a variety of sports and levels, including recreational and professional, elite performers.


  • 2019 
    Ball State University , MS Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • 2019 
    Ball State University, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling


  • 2021
    How to help athletes get the mental rest needed to perform well and stay healthy., Journal of Sport Psychology in Action
  • 2020
    Think like a warrior: The five inner beliefs that make you unstoppable , Journal of Sport Psychology in Action
  • 2020
    The cognitive component of elite high jumpers’ pre-performance routines., The Sport Psychologist
  • 2020
    “The forgotten session”: Advancing research and practice concerning the psychology of rest in athletes. , Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
  • 2019
    Mental imagery & strength training: Student athletes’ perceptions, desires, and the impact of psychoeducation, Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity
  • 2018
    Coaching tips to assist an adolescent athlete’s pre-performance preparation., Strategies: A Journal for Physical Sport Educators