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: 71
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
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
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With sucessful completion of the module students should be able to: (a) explain the complexity of athletes' psychology (b) articulate the basic psychological theories and interventions in the area of sport 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 (e) devise strategies to achieve improved psychology for their athletes and enhanced athletic performance
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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