With sucessful completion of the module students should be able to:
(a) explain the complexity of athletes' psychology in sport, and exercise participants' psychology in terms of exercise behavior
(b) articulate the basic psychological theories and interventions in the area of sport and exercise psychology
(c) interpret the psychological factors related to athletes' increased levels of motivation for sport participation
(d) describe the psychological factors related to sports performance enhancement and individuals' motivation for exercise participation
(e) devise strategies to achieve improved psychology for their athletes' enhanced athletic performance and exercise participants for their long term exercise involvement.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introductin to sport and exercise psychology
Psychology of exercise participation
Self-determination theory and exercise behavior
Achievement motivation and participation in sport
Anxiety, positive psychology and sport performance
Attention and concentration in sport
Overtraining, psychological burnout and weight management in sport
Morality in sport
Psychology of injury rehabilitation
Communication, group dynamics, and leadership in sport
Applied sport psychology for performance enhancement
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Biddle, S. J. H. (1995). European perspectives on exercise and sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Buckworth, J., & Dishman, R. K. (2002). Exercise psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Gill, D. (2000). Psychological dynamics of sport and exercise. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Weinberg, R. S., & Gould, D. (1999). Foundations of sport and exercise psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Williams, J. (2001). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
Roberts, G. C. (2001) (Ed.) Advances in motivation in sport and exercise. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Fox, K. R. (1997) (Ed.). The physical self: From motivation to well-being. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Horn, T. S. (2002). Advances in sport psychology (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Singer, R. N., Hausenblas, H. A., & Janelle, S. M. (2001) (Eds.) Handbook of sport psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.