Students are expected to get familiarized with the concepts of Sport Psychology, comprehend the ways with which it contributes to the enhancement of training outcomes, understand the theoretical approaches and apply various suggested techniques, connect theory to practice in class, be sensetive to the treatment of the human factor both in training and competitions, comprehend what contitutes myth and what reality of psychological preparation of athletes and become aware of the approaches to be adopted in order to build efficient teams.
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to Sport Psychology (SP.
2. Play and sport behaviour: Foundamental theoretical approaches
3. Reason for participation and attrition in sport. Contemporary theoretical approaches and models.
4. Goal setting in sport. Attitudes.
5. Leadership in sport. The coach as leader. Models of effective leadership. Relations between coach and athletes.
6. The psychodynamics of the sport team.The process of team building. Homogeneity and performance. Factors contributing to cohesion. Communication and conflict resolution.
7. Emotions in sport. Theories, models and research findings. Anxiety, stress activation.
8. Attention an concentration in sport. Models. Attention and performance.Measurement techniques. Psychological interventions.
9. Programms of psychological preparation in sport.
10. Aggression and violence in sport. Theoretical approaches. Factors facilitating violence in sport. Collective violence.
11. Psychosocial issues (youth sport, officiating, doping, morality, etc)