Dr Tjerk Moll

 

​​Lecturer in Sport and Exe​rcise Psychology

Telephone number: 029 2041 7281
Email address: tmoll@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Tjerk is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the Cardiff School of Sport. Tjerk has recently joined the School in September 2014, following a year lecturing at Chichester University and a year at the Sport University of Cologne. He is particularly involved in the delivery of Sport Psychology modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.​

He has an emerging research profile that focuses on the intra- and interpersonal effects of emotions and social support in social and performance contexts. He is currently working towards accreditation as a BASES sports and exercise scientist (Psychology).​

Research / Publications

My primary research interests revolve around emotions, and social support in different disciplines, and sport psychology in particular. My research on emotion concentrates on the intra- and inter-personal effects of emotions in social and performance contexts. I am particularly interested in how (the regulation of) emotion expressions shape personal relationships (e.g., coach-athlete, practitioner-athlete), influence group dynamics (e.g., the contagion of fear/happiness in teams) and facilitate human flourishing in high-pressure situations (e.g., the role of pride and shame in penalty shootouts). My research on social support is aimed at understanding whether/how verbal and nonverbal supportive acts (e.g., touch) help athletes dealing with minor and major stressors and exploring the implications for support network members such as coaches and practitioners.

Refereed Academic Journal Articles
Freeman, P., Coffee, P., Moll, T., Rees, T, and Sammy, N. (2014). The ARSQ: The Athletes' Received Support Questionnaire. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36, 189-202.

Moll, T. (2013). Enacted social support in sport: The effects of support type and support visibility. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom.

Moll, T., Jordet, G., Pepping, G.J. (2010). Emotional contagion in soccer penalty shootouts: Celebration of individual success is associated with ultimate team success. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28, 9, 983-992.

Currently under review
Furley, P., Moll, T. (submitted) “Put your hands up in the air”? The effects of pride and shame expressions on opponents and teammates. Frontiers in Psychology. December, 2014.

Conference Presentations

Moll, T., & Furley, P. (2013). Displaying Pride after Individual Success: A boost for teammates? Paper presented at the 45th ASP (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie in Deutschland), Halle, Germany, April, 2013.

Moll, T., Rees, T., & Freeman, P. (2012). The effect of support type on a football aiming task: Does it matter how support is delivered? Oral presentation at the 2012 BASES Student Conference, London, UK, April, 2012.

Moll, T., Rees, T., Freeman, P. (2012). The effect of support type and support visibility on performance in a football aiming task: Evidence from two experimental studies. Poster presentation at the 17th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Bruges, Belgium, July, 2012.

Moll, T., Rees, T., Freeman, P. (2011). The effect of support type on a football aiming task: Does it matter how support is delivered? Poster presentation at the 13th FEPSAC European Sport Psychology Congress, Madeira, Portugal, July, 2011.

Pepping, G.J., Moll, T., Jordet, G., Van Korven, D., Basedow, F. (2011). Emotional contagion in association football. Oral Presentation at the 2011 FEPSAC Conference.

Moll, T., Pepping, G.J., Jordet, G. (2008). Self-conscious emotions in soccer penalty shootouts: Celebrate initial successes and harvest ultimate wins. Poster Presentation at the 13th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Estoril, Portugal, July, 2008.

Teaching and Supervision

I am currently the module leader for Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (SSP4011) and deliver on various modules in the area of Sport and Exercise Psychology at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. I also teach on the Introduction to the Research Process (SSP4000) module. I am a Level 4 personal tutor for Sport and Exercise Sciences students and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students in the domain of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Qualifications and Awards

B.Sc. Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

M.Sc. Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Learning, and Performance, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Ph.D. Sport Psychology, University of Exeter, Exeter

Associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA)

Probationary BASES Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist (Psychology)

Basis  accreditation  Sport  Psychology  VSPN  (Vereniging  voor  SportPsychologie  in
Nederland).

Runner up in the Postgraduate Research Oral Presentation Award at the BASES Student Conference 2012, University of East London: “The effect of support type on a football aiming task: Does it matter how support is delivered?”

External Links

Sport / Coaching Profile

Football player Frisian youth teams under-12 till under-14
Trained youth football teams under-8 till under-16 at V.V. de Sweach (2002 – 2006)