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.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to sport psychology
Rewards, punishment and athletes' behavior
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
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
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.