Sport and Exercise Psychology II

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport and Exercise Psychology II

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Psychology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of LS4008 (or equivalent)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The module seeks to enable students to further understand the psychological influences
    on human behaviour in sport and exercise environments. The content of the module will
    be broadly divided into those aspects that deal with social psychology in sport and
    exercise, the psychology (and development) of the individual in sport and exercise
    settings and exercise psychology.

    Autumn Semester content summary: motivation and team cohesion.

    Spring semester content summary: promotion of physical activity behaviour,
    and the psychological effects of participation in sport and exercise.

    Topics covered may include:
    ? The role of motivation in sport and exercise settings and the developments of
    differing perspectives in this area.
    ? Leadership in sports and exercise contexts.
    ? The role played by group dynamics in sport and exercise settings and how this
    might influence group satisfaction and performance.
    ? The development of aggression in sport contexts, incorporating different
    theoretical perspectives.
    ? The mechanisms and experience of burnout in athletes, and the psychological
    components of this process.
    ? Career transitions for sport performers, and the role sport psychology may play
    in assisting such transitions.
    ? Moral development in young athletes, and the role of morality in competitive
    sports contexts.
    ? The role of emotions experienced on an inter and intra personal level in sport
    and exercise environments.
    ? The benefits of exercise in the maintenance of psychological health and
    wellbeing, and the mechanisms by which this occurs.
    ? Theories of exercise adoption and maintenance.
    ? Measurement and theoretical issues in sport and exercise psychology research

    Teaching: Lectures, seminars and practical sessions

    ? Exam (40%)
    ? Practical: Group presentation (30%)
    ? Coursework: Executive summary (30%)
    ? 50% presentation (50%)
    ? 50% written report (50%)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

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