This module examines the relationship between
psychological states and physical performance in sports
and exercise settings. Topics covered under this module
include attributions, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, selfefficacy,
and self-confidence. Students will be introduced
to socio-psychological concepts such as team cohesion,
leadership, and aggression, as well as psychobiological
concepts such as burnout, injuries and substance abuse.
Students will be acquainted with interventions for
performance enhancement including techniques dealing
with attentional and concentration problems, stress /
arousal / anxiety, visualisation and imagery, goal-setting,
and self-talk. Finally, students will examine the use of
psychological concepts in health promotion to encourage
participation in physical activity.
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