Dr. Sylvain Laborde

Dr. Peter DannProfessor Adrian Furnham

“I’ve been now working with Thomas International for two years. Given my research focus on the way personality influences performance under pressure (and more specifically emotional intelligence), we rapidly found a common ground of interest, collaborating in establishing norms for specific sport samples and providing athletes with sport-specific emotional intelligence feedback. The internet platform of Thomas International enables me to easily send feedback to my participants on their emotional intelligence, which is highly valuable. The tool itself is useful in making people aware of how important emotional intelligence is for their performance and well-being.” (Dr. Sylvain Laborde)

Dr. Sylvain Laborde (1984, France) er psykolog og forsker på idrett. Han er for tiden lærer og forsker ved Institute of Psychology of the German Sport University i Cologne, et av verdens ledende forskningmiljøer på idrettspsykologi. Han mottok i 2011 en European PhD (University of Cuaen, France- og German Sport University Cologne). Sylvain ble anerkjent som den mest fremgangsrike unge forsker p åsitt felt i europa, og fikk sin forskning publisert i det mest anerkjente magasin på sitt felt og mottok Young Investigator Award fra the European Association for Sport Psychology (2011).

His main research interests focus on how the heart makes people smart and emotionally tough and how personality influences people’s actions and decisions under pressure. More specifically, his research on emotional intelligence uncovered the biological mechanisms linked to emotional intelligence protecting individuals against the negative effects of stress. Sylvain acts regularly as an expert for more than 40 peer-reviewed international scientific journals. His research got covered by international medias: newspapers (e.g., France: l’Equipe, Germany: Die Welt am Sonntag), TV: (e.g., Germany: WDR) and radio (e.g., Germany: Deutschland Radiokultur). Finally, Sylvain works also in the applied field in sport (with athletes, coaches, and teams) and in business in order to empower individuals to achieve high peak performance under pressure.