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Modiwl JXH-3033:
Research in Psychological Skil

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr James Hardy

Amcanion cyffredinol

Mental skills interventions have become a staple way for applied sport psychologists to aid performers. In fact, they can bring about multiple outcomes/benefits for their clients. Over the years research conducted at Bangor University has been influencial in shaping applied sport psychologist's practice. In this module you will gain a critical appreciation for the contemporary research literature primarily surrounding self-talk and imagery. This is important because it will enable you to have a firm foundation to provide evidence-based mental skills, and hopefully more effective, interventions.

Cynnwys cwrs

Being an evidence-based practitioner is key to providing an effective service to clients / performers. Furthermore, as a scientific discipline, psychology is underpinned by theory. Based on the adage that there is "nothing as practical as a good theory", this module will place emphasis on relevant theories and research based literature pertinent to the following topics:

  • Information processing differences
  • Self-talk
  • Imagery

Of note, while research is covered throughout the module, it is discussed from the perspective of "so how is this helpful for performers?" with students fully involved in getting a practical insight in to mental skills interventions.

Meini Prawf


Will have demonstrated an excellent ability to analyse and interpret case study data. Will also have an excellent and critical understanding of theories covered within the module as well as a strong ability to develop evidence-based psychological interventions. Excellent communication / presentation skills demonstrated.


Will have demonstrated a good ability to analyse and interpret case study data. Will also have a good and perhaps glimpses of critical understanding of theories covered within the module as well as a good ability to develop evidence-based psychological interventions. Good communication / presentation skills demonstrated.


Will have demonstrated a some ability to analyse and interpret case study data. Will also have some understanding of theories covered within the module as well as some ability to develop evidence-based psychological interventions. Reasonable communication / presentation skills demonstrated.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Demonstrate prolonged, active and critical engagement with module material

  2. Understanding and critical application of contemporary mental skills literature

  3. Devise an effective and justifiable psychological skills intervention programme

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau

To provide better insight into the real world of mental skills interventions, this assignment involves a mock-up case study and the development of a bespoke evidence-based intervention.

PRAWF DOSBARTH Applied Implications online MCQs - 12th October

To remind students about the importance of interpreting data from an applied perspective, a fundamental feature of the module, a quiz covering applied implications is scheduled for an early date in the semester.

GWAITH CWRS Critical Engagement

This element of the modules reflects students' engagement in both seminar and gymnastics practical sessions.


Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Lecture 20
Practical classes and workshops 4
Seminar 4
Private study 72

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
  • work effectively independently and with others
  • accurately interpret case study data
  • develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions
  • develop effective learning aids


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