Applied Psychological Interventions
Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Overall aims and purpose
This module places an emphasis on applied sport psychology and effective intervention. The module focuses on how to become an effective practitioner of performance psychology covering processes involved in effective practice including preparing athletes for competition, developing effective teams, and working with coaches.
Assessing the needs of a client effectively, intervention formulation, theoretically ground interventions, intervention implementation, and evaluating interventions are all topics covered in the module.
Good understanding and application of principles to athlete preparation. The proposed intervention will be reasonably well developed containing some concrete detail. Decisions made regarding the proposed intervention will be accompanied by theoretical and/or research-based justification although this could be further developed. Adequate use of references will also be evident.
Basic understanding and application of principles to athlete preparation. An attempt to tailor the proposed intervention although there will be some omissions to this. Despite an attempt to provide theoretical bases/empirical justification for the intervention overall, the answer may contain some irrelevances and appear a little descriptive as well as illustrate a lack of adequate referencing.
Excellent understanding and application of principles to athlete preparation. The proposed intervention will be in-depth and clearly described. Decisions made regarding the proposed intervention will be accompanied by very good theoretical and/or research-based justification. Critical thought will be evident illustrating an understanding of advanced issues. Very good use of references (which may include up to date citations) will also be evident.
Develop areas for psychological intervention
Design and critically justify an effective psychological intervention
Critically evaluate strengths and weaknesses of psychological interventions
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Case study data collection
Information provision, small group discussion and interactive task (12 x 2hrs)
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Subject specific skills
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- critically assess and evaluate data and evidence in the context of research methodologies and data sources
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- accurately interpret case study data
- develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-3075.html
Anderson, A. G., Mahoney, C., Miles, A., & Robinson, P. (2002). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Applied Sport Psychology Practice: Making the Case for a Case Study Approach. The Sport Psychologist, 16(4), 432–453. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.16.4.432
Anderson, M. B. (2000). Doing sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Brown, D. J, & Fletcher, D. (2017). Effects of Psychological and Psychosocial Interventions on Sport Performance: A Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 47, 77–99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-016-0552-7
Van Raalte, J., L., Vincent, A., & Brewer, B.W. (2017). Self-talk interventions for athletes: A theoretically grounded approach. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 8(3), 141-151. http://doi.org.10.1080/21520704.2016.1233921
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- C617: BSc Sport Science, PE & Coaching year 3 (BSC/SSCPE)
- C64P: BSc Sport Science, PE and Coaching with Placement Year year 4 (BSC/SSCPEP)
- C621: MSci Sport & Exercise Science year 3 (MSCI/SES)
Optional in courses:
- C618: BSc Sport Sci: Strength & Conditioning year 3 (BSC/SSSC)
- C65P: BSc Sport Science: Strength & Conditioning with Placement Yr year 4 (BSC/SSSCP)