Psychology for Sport and Exercise

Description

The overall purpose of this module is to develop students’ understanding of the core concepts of sport and exercise psychology and how these apply to real world environments. This will be achieved by explicitly addressing students’ knowledge of affect, behaviour and cognition within relevant contexts. They will examine intrapersonal and interpersonal factors and explore how these factors both shape and are shaped by involvement in sport and exercise.

Aims

The aim of this Module is to provide the student with an understanding of the core concepts of sport and exercise psychology.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of core psychological processes related to sport and exercise.

2.  Explain psychological concepts that underpin performance at the individual level.

3.  Explain psychological concepts that underpin team processes.

4.  Review, interpret and present data collected from appropriate psychological tests.

Indicative Content

1 Identifying psychological issues in sport and exercise

Students will look at how identify and discuss variety of psychological issues in sport. They will need to consider what these are and how they can be grouped (e.g., positive/negative experiences, mental skills etc.)

2 Fundamentals of sport and exercise psychology

Students will explore the core concepts of sport and exercise psychology. Examining the interaction of affect, behaviour and cognition and identifying how they manifest in sport and exercise contexts.

3 Individual factors

Students will learn about key individual factors that influence how individuals act and react. This will include topics such as personality, motivation, anxiety and attention.

4 Group processes

Students will learn about key group factors that influence how individuals act and react. This will include topics such as communication, social climate and group dynamics.

5 An introduction to pychological skills

Students will be introduced to core psychological skills training and learn how they are applied and their limitations.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 14
Tutorial/Seminar 14
Practical Activity 12
Assessment 30
Independent 130



Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


Disclaimer

We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/20 , and may be subject to change for future years.