2015/2016, Semester 1
Arts & Social Sciences (Psychology)
Modular Credits: 5
Students are expected to become familiar with several key psychological skills and their relevance to sports performance.
Topics to be covered include Introduction to Sport Pyschology, Introduction to Pyschologcial Skills Training, Peak Performance, Performance Profiling, Goal Setting, Performance Review, Motivation, Psychophysiology, Relaxation, Activation, Imagery, Self-Talk, Concentration, Team Building, Competition Routines, and health and wellbeing topics such as Burnout and Perfectionism.
Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), with a minimum CAP of 3.50 or be on the Honours track. Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), with a minimum CAP of 3.20 or be on the Honours track.
The class format is Tutorial/ Seminar Style.
Participation in class in terms of group activities and sharing experiences and learning points inside these activites will be expected from students.
Preparatory work includes reading selected articles and chapters.
Week 1 - 3: Introduction to sport psychology, key concepts in understanding mental toughness and peak performance and characteristics of champions
Week 4 : Concepts and skills training related to motivation.
Week 5 - 6: Mind and Body/ Physiological concepts (activation and relaxation training, focus and control and Visualisation)
Week 7 - Cognitive Strategies (Mindfulness based training, Cognitive Restructuring applied in Sport)
Week 8 - Well-being Topics, Personality and clinical cases
Week 9 - Group Dynamics and team building.
(v) Others (eg. Fieldwork, projects)
Total for CA:
Total for Final Examinations:
Essay: Students will be asked to submit one assignment using the research literature in applied sport psychology. They will be given a choice of 5 topics which will require practical application of their understanding of the research, knowledge and understanding, and application of the knowledge.
Individual Presentation Assessment: Each student will be asked to prepare and deliver a 10min presentation that includes a basic literature review, action plan for training a psychological skill and rationale, based on a hypothetical scenario of a sport team dilemma provided by the lecturer.
(iv) Fieldwork, projects, assignments, etc:
(v) Preparatory work: