Sport Psychology

Course Information
TitleΑΘΛΗΤΙΚΗ ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Sport Psychology
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000542

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 103
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With sucessful completion of the module students should be able to have an understanding of the basic psychological and psychosocial factors and processes that relate to the effectiveness of the coach with respect to the leadership of his/her sport team, and the basic psychological factors that relate to athletes' performance enhancement.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to sport psychology Rewards, punishment and athletes' behavior Achievement motivation The individual athlete and the sport team Leadership in sport Effective communication in sport Aggression and violence in sport Moral development in sport Psychology of athletic injury Weight management and eating disorders in sport Overtraining syndrome and psychological burnout in sport Psychologial training and psychological skills Goal setting Relaxation training – Arousal control Self-talk and athletic performance Mental imagery in sport Attention and concentration Self-confidence in sport Anxiety and stress in sport Coping in sport
sport psychology, communication, athlete motivation, self-confidence, mental imagery
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Use of powerpoint
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1044
Student Assessment
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θεοδωράκης, Ι., Γούδας, Μ., Παπαϊωάννου, Α. (2001). Ψυχολογική υπεροχή στον αθλητισμό. Θεσσαλονίκη: Χριστοδουλίδης. Δογάνης, Γ. (2009). Αθλητική ψυχολογία. Χριστοδουλίδης: Θεσ/νίκη. Μπάουμαν, Σ., & Τσορμπατζούδης, Χ. (2007). Ψυχολογία στον αθλητισμό. Copycity. Θεσσαλονίκη.
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