Individual Performance Psychology
Individual Performance Psychology 2022-23
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 2
The content will be based around aspects of personalty, psychological skills, cognition's, emotional and behavioural regulation, leadership and the training environment, mental toughness, mentally tough behaviour in training and competition, resilience, and performance.
-threshold -Students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the underlying theories and models covered in the course work. They then must demonstrate that they can apply these theories surrounding training and performance slumps. They will then be able to demonstrate knowledge of applied interventions based on sound theoretical research to alleviate such negative effects and justify their use. -good -Students should be able to present a very good discussion of the underlying theories and models covered in the course work. They then must demonstrate that they can apply these theories to individual athletes. In addition, they will demonstrate a very good knowledge of applied interventions based on sound theoretical research to alleviate such negative effects in training and competition and justify their use. -excellent -Students should be able to present an outstanding in-depth and critical discussion of the underlying theories and models covered in the course work. They will be able to use their deep understanding to demonstrate how theories surrounding individual difference in performance psychology can aid individual performance. In addition, they will develop a critical understanding of applied interventions and justifying their use in their own intervention work and the athletes profile.
- Analyze critical information via a triangulation of methods (performance data, observational data, and questionnaire data) that will allow you to make an informed judgement about an individual's ability to perform under pressure.
- Critically assess and evaluate a clients psychological profile in relation to personality, mental toughness, mentally tough behaviour, cognitions, self-regulation, and psychological skills and show how this might influence performing under pressure.
- Demonstrate your ability to design a research driven intervention that will minimise the likelihood of impaired performance under pressure. This intervention should comprise of both individualised social-support psych skills interventions (i.e., more soft skills in nature) and training drills and practices (i.e., more hard skills in nature).
Individual overview and intervention