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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

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Timetables

Description of module content:

This module will provide an introduction to students in the main areas in sport and exercise psychology. The 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. In addition, student will develop their understanding of the application of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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: Conduct mixed methods research techniques (qualitative and quantitative) to examine sport and exercise

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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