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
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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,590.98|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,357.07|
- PHSE 205
- PHSE 334
- Limited to
- BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
- Recommended Preparation
- PSYC 202
- Suitable for Honours and graduate students interested in the psychology of sport, social psychology, sport coaching, physical education, sport and exercise science.
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences' website
- 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
- Attention and concentration
- Aggression and immoral behaviour
- Teaching Arrangements
- Tutorial attendance is compulsory.
- 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.
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- 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