School of Sport and Wellbeing
Greenbank Building, GR250
Subject Areas: Psychology, Performance
Tynke is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Coaching and Performance. Her research focuses on learning, performance psychology, and expertise development in sport and other performance domains. She is particularly interested in the role of self-regulation and other psychological characteristics, as well as culture in (the development of) expert performance.
Tynke is research active in the Institute of Coaching and Performance.
Tynke’s research focuses on psychology and (the development of) expert performance. She is interested in understanding functional behaviours that affect learning and expert performance as well as the cognitive, affective, and perceptuo-motor processes that underlie these behaviours. Although the main part of her research involved athletes’ self-regulation, Tynke also focuses on psychological skills development in a broader sense, self-regulation in coaches, cross-cultural differences in sports policy, and performance under pressure.
Tynke has worked as a sport psychology consultant across a range of elite sport environments. She has worked several years as a consultant for the Norwegian Centre of Football Excellence, an institution that provides knowledge from research and best practice to all professional clubs in the country. At the same time, she did different types of sport psychology consulting work in football organizations, in different European countries, working with both management, coaches, and players.
Toering, T. (2017). Eventual sport performance level: What about the role of type of sport, perception of critical life events, and practice quality? In Wilson, M., & Walsh, V. (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research vol.1; Sport and the Brain: The science of preparing, enduring and winning.
Toering, T., & Jordet, G. (2015). Self-control in professional football players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27, 335- 350. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2015.1010047
Røynesdal, Ø., Toering, T., & Gustafsson, H. (2018). Understanding players' transition from youth to senior professional football environments: A coach perspective. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. doi: 10.1177/1747954117746497
Toering, T. T., Elferink-Gemser, M. T., Jordet, G., & Visscher, C. (2009). Self-regulation and performance level in youth soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27, 1509-1517. doi: 10.1080/02640410903369919