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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Personality and sport
    • Attitudes to sport
    • Aggression
    • Social factors affecting performance
    • Arousal and anxiety
    • Motivation and skill acquisition
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Determine the most appropriate application of analytic tools (eg personality profiling, performance measures, training regimes) and relevant psychological theories to problems in sport psychology
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the literature relevant to sport psychology and be able to critically evaluate research
  3. Analyse and appraise ethical issues in sport psychology
  4. Write in a clear scientific manner for a variety of audiences (e.g., peers, professionals, researchers, clients).
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment — Written (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Reading — Reading Log (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-PSS260

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special 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.

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