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Kick off your studies of some of the key psychology issues at play in sport. Try out analytical tools including personality profiling and performance measures. Run through the relationships sport has with aggression, motivation and anxiety.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Determine the most appropriate application of analytic tools (e.g. personality profiling, performance measures, training regimes) and relevant psychological theories to problems in sport psychology;
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the literature relevant to sport psychology and be able to critically evaluate research;
- Analyse and appraise ethical issues in sport psychology;
- Write in a clear scientific manner for a variety of audiences (e.g. peers, professionals, researchers, clients).
- Personality and sport
- Attitudes to sport
- Social factors affecting performance
- Arousal and anxiety
- Motivation and skill acquisition
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- SWI-PSS260 (Not currently available)
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- SWI-PSY10007-Brain and Behaviour
- SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)
- SWI-PSY10008-Fundamentals of Psychology
- SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)
- SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics
- SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)
No additional requirements
The aim of this subject is to provide a theoretical introduction to sports psychology. Key psychological issues in sport, such as the relationship between personality and sport, aggression and anxiety, are explored. The subject content, readings and online activities will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of sports psychology.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Assignment — Written (50%)
- Invigilated exam (30%)
- Reading — Reading Log (20%)