Performance Psychology 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
The course is delivered by one accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist and one expert in Team Dynamics both of whom have worked with elite level sport and business. Practical work in lectures will explore topics in Attention Control under Pressure, Reinvestment; Individual Differences in Mental Toughness, Resilience, Personality, Psychophysiology, Neuropsychology, Group Cohesion; Collective Efficacy; Leadership; Goals; Team Work, Team Building, and Group conflict.
-threshold -Students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the concepts taught across this module. They will be able to demonstrate that theyunderstand how these theories relate to the performance environment and be able to produce sound basic applied interventions.
-good -Students should be able to present a very good discussion of the underlying theories and models covered in the course work. They will demonstrate thatthey have read around the topic and demonstrate a very good level of understanding in applying research to practice.
-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 apply their knowledge to the case studies presented to them, whilst referring relevant research throughout to justify their intervention.Limitations of research findings may also be acknowledged at this level.
- Students will be able to apply relevant theories and models relating to individual performance psychology to the athletes intervention
- Students will be able to apply team related theories and research to real-life examples (e.g., the implementation of evidence-based interventions).
- Students will be able to critically analyse research evidence on individual performance psychology. Learn how to assess, apply and provide evidence in order to allow the athlete to maintain high levels of performance under pressure
- Students will demonstrate a deep understanding of the complexities of individual athlete profiles and be better able to tailor applied interventions taking into account individual differences.
- Students will have a critical appreciation of concepts and theory specific to the group dynamics literature.