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PHSE534 Advanced Sport Psychology

An in-depth examination of the role that social psychological variables play in participation and performance in sport, and psychological development via sports participation.

The importance of psychological factors in sport is widely recognised by athletes and coaches. Building on the knowledge introduced in PHSE 205 Psychology of Sport, this paper will explore, in depth, important psychological concepts that influence participation and performance in sport. It will also explore some of the effects participation in sport has on psychological responses. These psychological concepts will be explored from a theoretical perspective with critical analysis of the sport psychology literature. Specifically, the origins of sport psychology and the research methods used to build the sport psychology evidence base are discussed. Then drawing on this evidence base, the concepts of motivation, anxiety and stress, self-confidence, concentration/attention and immoral behaviour will be examined. PHSE 534 provides the theoretical and empirical evidence that underpins sport psychology practice. This knowledge provides the preparation required for students to study PHSE 535: Applied Sport Psychology, which focuses on the application of sport psychology principles to enhance elite sporting performance.

Paper title Advanced Sport Psychology
Paper code PHSE534
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,559.81
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Prerequisite
PHSE 205
Restriction
PHSE 334
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Recommended Preparation
PSYC 202
Eligibility
Suitable for Honours and graduate students interested in the psychology of sport, social psychology, sport coaching, physical education, sport and exercise science.
Contact
elaine.hargreaves@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Elaine Hargreaves
Paper Structure
The paper covers six topics:
  • Introduction to the origins of sport psychology and research methods employed
  • Motivation for sport
  • The relationship between performance and stress and anxiety
  • Self-confidence
  • Attention and concentration
  • Aggression and immoral behaviour
Teaching Arrangements
Tutorial attendance is compulsory.
Textbooks
There is no compulsory text book. A reading list will be provided, which details the book chapter or research articles that complement each lecture. These readings will be available online and through course reserve in the library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completing the paper students should demonstrate:
  • An in-depth and critical understanding of theory and current research evidence relating to the psychological factors important to participation and performance in sport
  • An in-depth and critical understanding of how the sporting environment influences the psychological outcomes experienced by athletes

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 11-12, 19, 21
T2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 11-12, 19, 21
T3 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-12, 19, 21
T4 Thursday 12:00-12:50 11-12, 19, 21

An in-depth examination of the role that social psychological variables play in participation and performance in sport, and psychological development via sports participation.

The importance of psychological factors in sport is widely recognised by athletes and coaches. Building on the knowledge introduced in PHSE 205 Psychology of Sport, this paper will explore, in depth, important psychological concepts that influence participation and performance in sport. It will also explore some of the effects participation in sport has on psychological responses. These psychological concepts will be explored from a theoretical perspective with critical analysis of the sport psychology literature.
Specifically, the origins of sport psychology and the research methods used to build the sport psychology evidence base are discussed. Then drawing on this evidence base, the concepts of motivation, anxiety and stress, self-confidence, concentration/attention and immoral behaviour will be examined. PHSE 534 provides the theoretical and empirical evidence that underpins sport psychology practice. This knowledge provides the preparation required for students to study PHSE 535: Applied Sport Psychology, which focuses on the application of sport psychology principles to enhance elite sporting performance.

Paper title Advanced Sport Psychology
Paper code PHSE534
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
PHSE 205
Restriction
PHSE 334
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Recommended Preparation
PSYC 202
Eligibility
Suitable for Honours and graduate students interested in the psychology of sport, social psychology, sport coaching, physical education, sport and exercise science.
Contact
elaine.hargreaves@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Elaine Hargreaves
Paper Structure
The paper covers six topics:
  • Introduction to the origins of sport psychology and research methods employed
  • Motivation for sport
  • The relationship between performance and stress and anxiety
  • Self-confidence
  • Attention and concentration
  • Aggression and immoral behaviour
Teaching Arrangements
Tutorial attendance is compulsory.
Textbooks
There is no compulsory text book. A reading list will be provided, which details the book chapter or research articles that complement each lecture. These readings will be available online and through course reserve in the library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completing the paper students should demonstrate:
  • An in-depth and critical understanding of theory and current research evidence relating to the psychological factors important to participation and performance in sport
  • An in-depth and critical understanding of how the sporting environment influences the psychological outcomes experienced by athletes

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 11-12, 19, 21
T2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 11-12, 19, 21
T3 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-12, 19, 21
T4 Thursday 12:00-12:50 11-12, 19, 21