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HL20042: Psychological dynamics of sport

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10036
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To examine the psychological dynamics of structured sport environments and sports teams, in an attempt to understand those factors that contribute to, and inhibit successful performance.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to examine and to demonstrate an understanding of:
* The effects of competitive and co-operative sport environments upon performance and behaviour.
* The current theoretical and methodological issues that underpin the study of the sports environment.
* The contributing factors to the psychological dynamics of the sports team.
* The role of the sport psychologist in the provision of interventions to enhance team productivity.

Skills:

* To learn independently (taught/facilitated)
* To critically evaluate theory and literature (taught/facilitated/assessed)
* To utilise problem solving skills (taught/facilitated/assessed)
* To demonstrate knowledge and subject-specific skills (taught/facilitated/assessed).

Content:
Understanding Sport Environments: Positive and negative effects of competition and co-operation; sport orientation and motivational climates; social factors influencing the competitive process (e.g. crowd / audience, home advantage, etc.); leadership and coaching dynamics.
Personal and Situational Influences Upon Team Dynamics: A conceptual framework for the study of sports teams; team cohesion and performance; social loafing and productivity losses; collective efficacy and team performance.
Applied Interventions: Team goal setting, psychological profiling of teams / squads; team building techniques; fostering communication; developing role clarity; enhancing leadership.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

HL20042 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)

HL20042 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
Department of Psychology

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