Module title: Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08103
Module leader: Steven Young
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Steven Young
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The lecture programme aims to develop the students’ ability to problem solve through reflection on theory and practice. The practicals aim to develop student discussion and interaction in the context of real life situations and introduce quantitative research methods through practice. The assessment, aimed to develop a practical and theoretically driven approach to sport and exercise psychology will assess the design and group write up of an experiment in one of the three named areas: Exercise Psychology; Sport Psychology; Motor Learning & Expertise. The students will also be asked to develop and defend a poster. This allows an explicit focus on the definitions of sport and exercise psychology and discussion around the scientific study of sport and exercise behaviour (LO1), where contemporary approaches to the application of psychology to sport contexts are outlined and discussed, (LO2), and contemporary approaches to exercise behaviour are identified and examined (LO3). The final part of the module focuses explicitly on motor learning and expertise, as such enable to students to explain key concepts of motor learning and motor control (LO4). Finally, the practical nature of the course and coursework assessment enables the students to conduct simple quantitative data collections examining sport, exercise and/or motor control research questions (LO5).

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Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs through the use of a range of techniques including revision /review questions or check lists at the end of lecture sessions, poster presentation and oral defence, and quizzes used to test lecture material at the start of new sessions.



Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment (Component 1) includes an individual lab report based on the students’ data collection during practical sessions, to be submitted between week 8 and 10. A second summative assessment (Component 2) will comprise of an online (digital) multi choice 2 hour exam.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 88
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 68
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 50 1,2,3 & 5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 50 1,2,3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will provide an introduction to students in three main areas: sport psychology, exercise psychology, motor learning and motor control. Content will focus on key contemporary themes including: motivation, personality and individual differences in sport, exercise motivations and barriers, linking self-perceptions and attitudes to exercise behaviour, movement control and the acquisition of skill, measurement and evaluation of movement skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Define sport and exercise psychology and discuss the scientific study of sport and exercise behaviour
LO2: Discuss contemporary approaches to the application of psychology to sport contexts
LO3: Examine contemporary approaches to exercise behaviour
LO4: Explain key concepts of motor learning and motor control
LO5: Conduct simple quantitative data collections examining sport, exercise and/or motor control research questions

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - BIDDLE, S., AND MUTRIE, N. PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: DETERMINANTS, WELL-BEING AND INTERVENTION: ROUTLEDGE, 2nd ed.
Recommended - MCMORRIS, T. ACQUISITION AND PERFORMANCE OF SPORTS SKILLS: WILEY BLACKWELL, 2nd ed.
Recommended - WEINBERG. R. G. AND GOULD. D. FOUNDATIONS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN KINETICS, 6th ed.
Recommended - LAVELLE, D., KREMER, J., MORAN, A., & WILLIAMS, M. SPORT PSYCHOLOGY: CONTEMPORARY THEMES: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1st ed.
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