- Shaw, D. 1947-
- Gorely, T.
- Corban, R.
- Sports -- Psychological aspects
- Exercise -- Psychological aspects
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- SPORT PSYCHOLOGY. SECTION A - INTRODUCTION. Introduction, definitions, history of sport and exercise psychology. Scientific approach, research methods measurement reliability validity. Understanding psychology, theoretical perspectives, theory and practice. SECTION B - COGNITION AND MOTOR BEHAVIOUR. Vision. Attention, attentional focus, concentration. Indirect and direct theories of Motor Control. Motor Learning. Memory. Imagery. Decision making. SECTION C - MOTIVATION. Needs Drives Lower and higher order needs. Intrinsic motivation Cognitive Evaluation Theory. Achievement Goal Theory. Attribution theory. VIE theory. Confidence / Self-efficacy. Goal setting theory. SECTION D - EMOTION AND MOOD. Definitions. The effect of sport on mood. Iceberg profile. Mood and performance. Burnout, Overtraining. SECTION E - ANXIETY. Introduction, definitions, measurement, early theories. Multi-dimensional Anxiety Theory. Catastrophe Theory. Reversal Theory. Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning. Processing efficiency. Stress and coping. SECTION F - INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PERSONALITY. Introduction, definitions, trait-state distinction. Measuring personality, the ideographic-nomothetic distinction. Predicting performance, the sceptical-credulous debate. Discriminating between athletes and non-athletes. Causality issues, character building v gravitational hypothesis. SECTION G - INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES. Attitudes, social cognition, stereotypes, social judgements, self-presentation. Social facilitation. Social influence, conformity, obedience. Pro-social v anti-social behaviour, aggression, cooperation-competition. SECTION H - GROUP PROCESSES. Groups and teams, social loafing. Group decision-making. Leadership. Cohesiveness. Home advantage. Social identity theory, inter-group rivalry. EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY. SECTION I - PSYCHOLOGICAL AFFECTS OF PHYCICAL ACTIVITY. Psychological well-being, mood, affect, self-esteem and cognitive functioning. Mental health diso.
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