20 credits at level HE5
1) To develop the students knowledge and understanding of sport and exercise psychology.
2) To develop an awareness of the diversity of performance related skills in optimising performance through sound psychological practice.
3) Develop the ability to evaluate current research in relation to practical application to sport and exercise.
1) Group and Social Psychological Dynamics for sport and exercise: Group Dynamics; Group Structure; Group Cohesion; Group Productivity; Social Loafing; Group Identity; Role Clarity/ Ambiguity; Role Overload; and Collective Efficacy.
2) Organisational psychology in sport/teams: Developing high performance teams; leadership and cultural issues.
3) Aggression in sport and exercise: Definitions and theories of aggression; sport as a catharsis for aggression; antecedents of aggression in sport; aggression and sports performance.
4) Mental toughness in Sport: Theories of mental toughness; definitions of mental toughness; link between mental toughness and performance in sport
5) Sport, Exercise and Psychological Dysfunction: Exercise addiction, psychological burnout, and overtraining.
6) Psychology of Sports Injuries: Understanding how the athlete responds to injury, roles and scope of practice; psychological interventions; rehabilitation and return to sport.
The essential concepts and theoretical basis will be delivered by the tutor through lectures. Further understanding and support will be demonstrated through seminar and practical based activities. Critical case study analysis will be used to develop an understanding of the application of the theories and concepts. Seminar and practical activities will provide the basis for this and be led by the tutor. Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the module.
The learning hours for this module will be made up of the following components:
Lectures 11 x 1 hour = 11
Seminars 5 x 2 hour = 10
Tutorials 2 x 3 hour = 6
Directed Practical 6 x 2 hour = 12
Background reading 11 x 4 hour = 44
Seminar preparation 5 x 4 hour = 20
Practical preparation 6 x 4 hour = 24
Coursework preparation 2 x 15 hour = 30
Examination preparation 1 x 40 hour = 40
Examination 1 x 2 hour = 2
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||demonstrate an awareness and understanding of aspects of psychological theory in the context of sport and exercise||identify and develop practical application of psychological theory to sport and exercise|
|2.||be able to dentify and discuss the development of individuals and groups to optimize performance||be able to compare and contrast methods of optimising performance in relation to both teams and individuals|
|3.||show ability to debate the application of psychological theory to sport and exercise from an appropriately critical stance||demonstrate understanding of the elements of human communication and have a knowledge of models of human information processing|
|4.||Undertake empirical research in sport and exercise psychology||be able to explain the application of psychological theory to sport and exercise and identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses associated with current research|
|5.||demonsrtate independence in approach to study||show that you can identify and retrieve relevant sources of information with minimla assistance and read and evaluate current research material|
|6.||produce an appropriately structured essay||seek guidance and support from a module tutor where required|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,000 essay||Poster presentation and defence||2 hour closed book exam|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Beals, K.A. (2004). Disordered Eating Among Athletes. Human Kinetics.
Cockerill, I. (2002). Solutions in Sport Psychology. Thomson.
Cox, R.H. (1998). Sport Psychology; Concepts and Applications. McGraw-Hill
Gill D (2000). The Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise. Human Kinetics.
Heil, J. (1993). Psychology of Sport Injury. Human Kinetics
Horn, T. (2002). Advances in Sport Psychology. Human Kinetics.
Lenunes, A., and Nation, J.R. (2002). Sport Psychology. Wadsworth.
McShane, S.L., and Von Glinow, M.A. (2005). Organisational Behaviour. McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Murphy, S. (2005). The Sport Psych Handbook. Human Kinetics.
Morris T., Summers, J. (2004). Sport Psychology: Theory Applications and Issues. John Wiley and Sons.
Roberts, G.C. (2001). Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise. Human Kinetics.
International Journal of Health Promotion
Journal of Behavioural Psychology
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Sports Sciences
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
The Sport Psychologist
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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