Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology - SS546

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway
(version 2)
Autumn
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6 15 (7.5)

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

The module aims to provide students with more advanced knowledge and understanding of human responses and adaptations to sport and exercise environments. Using a psychological approach, students are offered the forum for discussion and understanding of cognitions, affect and behaviour and the complex interactions between these in the various scenarios that present within a sport or exercise setting. A key module aim is to provide an understanding of the psychological approaches within real ‘applied’ situations within sport and exercise settings
A synopsis of topics included in this module are:
- Introduction to the module
- Stress in sport and exercise
- Affect, mood, emotion
- Aggression in sport
- Interventions for behaviour change
- Psychological skills (imagery, self-talk, relaxation)
- Challenges for the sport and exercise psychologist
- Substance abuse
- Burnout in sport
- Psychology of sports injury

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

2 hour lecture weekly

Method of assessment

100% will assess this module in the form of a report worth 100% of the module.

Indicative reading

Andersen, M.B. (2000). Doing sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Biddle, S.J.H., & Mutrie, N. (2008). Psychology of physical activity: Determinants, well-being and interventions. London: Routledge.
Buckworth, J., Dishman, R.K., O'Connor, P. J., & Tomporowski, P. D. (2013). Exercise psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Williams, J.M. (2010/2014). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance. New York: McGraw-Hill.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
12.1 Understand attitude formation and beliefs about sport and exercise psychology
12.2 Understand psychological theory used to explain performance in sport and exercise
12.3 Understand behavioural observations for performance in sport and exercise
12.4 Be able to explain the effects of environmental and personal dispositional variables on behaviour in a variety of sport and exercise situations
12.5 Write a critical in depth applied report

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