UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
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 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit covers topics such as the psychology of personality, arousal and emotion, stress and coping, motivation, and performance enhancement interventions. Field experiences in data collection and data analysis 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) a mid-semester test; (2) an end of semester examination; (3) a group-based semester project (journal article); and (4) 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
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH3375/SEM-2/2017
Note Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).



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