SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Exercise and Health major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit introduces students to (1) concepts relating to anxiety, stress, and coping in sport; (2) different perspectives on what makes up someone's ‘personality', and how personality is relevant in sport and exercise; (3) information about the nature and scope of self-perceptions in sport and exercise; (4) work on the relationship between arousal and performance; (5) mental toughness, choking, and resilience in sport; (6) the nature of motivation and confidence in sport and exercise; (7) issues related to self-control and self-regulation; and (8) psychological concerns and problems associated with sport and exercise involvement.

Experiences in data collection, data analysis, and personal reflection are used to supplement lecture material.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand concepts and apply knowledge related to the psychology of behaviour in sport and exercise settings and (2) develop practical skills related to data collection, data analysis and scientific report writing.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an examination component (comprising a mid-semester examination and a final examination); (2) a group-based semester project (journal article); and (3) an individual reflective essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ben Jackson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health;
or
a Level 2 PSYC unit; for pre-2012 courses: none
Advisable prior study:
Level 1 unit in psychology, sociology
or
anthropology
Incompatibility:
SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport (formerly HMES8475 Advanced Psychology of Sport)
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week; project work: approximately 45 hours
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
Texts

 

 

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