Core Module Information
Module title: Psychology in Football

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07115
Module leader: George Andronikos
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology related to football. Content will focus on contemporary themes that will be linked either with the individual player or the team (LO1-LO3). You will be working collaboratively in groups which will enable you to develop communication and teamwork skills and enhance your learning experience (LO4).
More specifically the topics that will be covered in relation to individual characteristics will include: arousal, stress, anxiety, confidence, attention, and motivation
Topics in relation to team characteristics such as: team dynamics, team building and cohesion.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Acquire an understanding of the role of sport psychology within football

LO2: Develop an awareness and define key theoretical concepts in relation to the individual player (e.g. motivation, personality, stress)

LO3: Gain an appreciation of and define the key theories in relation to the team (e.g. group dynamics, cohesion)

LO4: Demonstrate the ability to communicate and work effectively as a team to outline a sport psychology topic

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: George Andronikos
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, practical workshops and tutorials covering key topics of psychology in football coaching. Lectures will cover the key theories related to development and performance in football (LO1-LO3). Practical classes will enable you to apply some of the theoretical concepts in practice (e.g. effect of stress on performance) (LO1-LO3). In addition, during the tutorials you will be able to receive individualised feedback on your formative assessments as well as the opportunity to work together as a team on short tasks (LO4). The practical and theoretical nature of the module enables you to demonstrate a knowledge of key theories in relation to understanding both the individual player and the team (LO1-LO3).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will include drop in sessions and online multiple choice quizzes. The online multiple choice quizzes will enable you to monitor your understanding and knowledge in relation to individual differences amongst footballers. You will also receive feedback which can be used to aid your preparation for the summative assessment 1. During the tutorials you will be able to do a mock presentation, which will take place towards the end of the semester and will give you the opportunity to receive peer and individual feedback regarding the content, presentation skills and graphics of your materials. The feedback from the formative assessment can be used to feedforward and guide for the summative assessment 2 which will be a group poster presentation at the end of the semester. As such, the formative assessments will enable you to be better prepared and will enhance the skills required for the summative assessments.

Summative Assessment:
This module will be assessed in two ways:
The first summative assessment will be completed in weeks 6-8 and will be a multiple-choice quiz which will cover the areas taught until that point of the semester (50%, LO1-LO2). The second summative assessment will occur at the end of the semester assessing LOs 2-4 and worth 50%. The second summative assessment will be a group poster presentation focusing on a case study related to psychology in football. From your case study you will highlight issues related to individual characteristics or team dynamics and present this in relation to the relevant literature.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 50 1 & 2 7 HOURS= 01.00
Oral Presentation 50 1, 2, 3 & 4 12 HOURS= 00.20
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES07115 Psychology in Football