|Owning Department/School:||Department of Education|
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take ED20413 and take ED20417|
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to applied sport psychology as an academic and practical discipline by building upon and extending the material they have been introduced to in years one and two. The unit aims to do this by:
* Introducing students to the area of mental skill development in the field of applied sport psychology.
* Enhancing their understanding of the theoretical assumptions underpinning mental skill development.
* Increasing their awareness of ethical issues in applied sport psychology.
* Increasing their awareness of the link between theory and practice.
On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
* Understand a range of mental skills and their theoretical underpinnings.
* Appreciate ethical issues that may arise during the consultancy process.
* Appreciate the importance of the link between theory and practice in applied sport psychology.
* Apply their knowledge of sport psychology to a range of situations encountered in the field.
* Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (e.g., essays) F/A
* Concise, effective written communication F/A
* Ability to select, summarise and synthesise written information from multiple sources F/A
* Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models F/A
* Ability to relate theory to practice F/A
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines F/A
* Ability to analyse athletes' needs T/F/A
* Ability to provide theoretically driven response interventions to specific athlete needs F/A.
The following topics will be covered:
a) An examination of a variety of mental skills and constructs (including goal setting, self-talk, imagery, self-efficacy and relaxation) and the theoretical basis for their function.
b) Ethical issues in applied sport psychology.
c) The role of an applied sport psychologist.
d) Examination of topical issues in sport psychology such as the application of music in sport, sport psychologists and children's sport, motor control and sport psychologists and spectator aggression.
ED30432 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Education