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Module

PSY3046 : Psychology for Sport Performance

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Melissa Fothergill
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Sport psychology is one of the most recent additions to mainstream psychology and as such is a dynamic discipline which continues to evolve. The importance attributed to sport psychology within both elite and recreational sport is gaining momentum, with many organisations, athletes and coaches emphasising the important edge that sport psychology can contribute to enhanced sporting performance. The aim of this module is to provide a structured and theoretically sound approach to enhance students understanding of the contemporary approaches and processes involved in applied performance sport psychology (e.g. motivation, confidence, team dynamics, emotion regulation). Students should demonstrate an appreciation of historical perspectives and evidence but also demonstrate their enhanced understanding of advancements in research within the extant sport psychology literature.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will cover a broad range of contemporary topics throughout the module which will be reviewed annually to ensure that students are studying the most up-to-date theories and advancements from literature with a strong emphasis on real world application.

Indicative syllabus plan:

Being a Performance Sport Psychologist

Professional Practice and ethical considerations

Performance Environment and Organisational Psychology in Elite Sport

Leadership

Team Dynamics and Group Processes

Coach-Athlete Relationship

Home Advantage

Parental involvement in youth sport

Confidence and Super-Strengths

Emotions and Psychological Resilience

Performance Routines

Mindfulness for Sport Performance

Career Transitions

Psychological Skills Training Techniques

Reflective Practice for Sport Psychologists

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable