Module title: Intermediate Sport Psychology

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09108
Module leader: Russell Martindale
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or or have passed this module:
SES08103 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology

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: Russell Martindale
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Practical based programme, emphasising theoretical underpinning of sport behaviour through the application of knowledge in practical contexts. Student centred practical sessions develop the context of the theory. Emphasis in practical sessions are placed on the measurement and evaluation of sport behaviour. Assessment, aimed at developing depth of understanding, application and evaluation are based on the application of contemporary measurement tools incorporating one lab report submission and a centrally timetabled assessment. The coursework assesses the same learning outcomes. This is intentional and enables the students to apply their skills and then subsequently develop confidence, and build their skills through the process of ‘feedforward’ feedback before applying it to the lab report submission. The practical and theoretical nature of the course and assessments enables the students to demonstrate a knowledge of theoretical concepts and applications of sports psychology (LO1). The course has an explicit focus and application allowing the students to evaluate key contemporary themes in sport psychology, cognitive sport psychology, motivation, confidence and self-efficacy, stress and performance (LO2). The lab report and scientific and practical nature of delivery enables the students to apply the principles of the scientific method to the investigation of a research question in sport psychology (LO3) and demonstrate an ability to apply research skills, manipulate experimental conditions, interpret data and then critically reflect on the results using theory and empirical research (LO4).



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs through the collection, use, assessment of practical data collected through experiments and subsequent reflection taken place in a number of separate practical classes. Further formative assessment occurs through ‘feedforward’ sessions in which students present and gain feedback on ongoing progress of their lab report writing.



Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment includes one group lab report based on the students data collection in practical sessions, to be submitted in week 12, as well as a centrally timetabled exam in weeks 14/15.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 33
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 67
Independent Learning Guided independent study 98
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
Report 50 3 & 4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 50 1 & 2 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The general content of this module comes from cognitive sport psychology. Specifically, arousal, stress, anxiety, attention, attentional style, motivational orientation and motivational climate, attribution theory, models of confidence and self efficacy. The students will learn to apply the principles of science to key applied and research questions within sport psychology. They will also gain the skills to enable them to carry out meaningful scientific experiments, interpret the results and form practical and research implications through critical reflection and opportunity for discussion

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical concepts and applications of sport psychology
LO2: Evaluate key contemporary themes in sport psychology, cognitive sport psychology, motivation, confidence and self efficacy, stress and performance
LO3: Apply the principles of the scientific method to the investigation of a research question in sport psychology
LO4: Demonstrate an ability to apply research skills, manipulate experimental conditions, interpret data and then critically reflect on the results using theory and empirical research.
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Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - HARDY, L., JONES, G., & GOULD, D. (1996) UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION FOR SPORT; THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ELITE PERFORMERS: WILEY, 1st ed.
Core - WEINBERG, R., & GOULD D. FOUNDATIONS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN KINTEICS, 6th ed.
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