PEDS303 Lecture Notes - Curling, Catecholamine, Biofeedback
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SchoolUniversity of Alberta
DepartmentPhysical Education and Sport
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Major Sport and Psych Journals continued Sept 12
•When looking for which place to study grad studies involving sport psych,
consider the Directory of Grad programs in applied sport psych (10th ed).
Madison, WI. Association for Applied Sport Psych (soon to become the
directory of grad programs in sport and exercise psychology)
•Know that this is the best source for undergrad studies and deciding where
you want to study sport psych.
Sport and Exercise Psychology Orientation
•Researchers adopt different ways (orientations) of studying the individual and
the sport/exercise environment
1.) Psychophysiological Orientation
•Study of psychological reactions and psychological processes through
measures of physiological responses
•There are some psychologists who study psychology of sport performance
who try to understand the connection between physiological processes and
•Use Heart Rate, Electroencephalography (EEG), and Blood catecholamine
•Ex. Teaching a curler to lower their heart rates when attempting to make an
•EEG – studies what parts of the brain are active or inactive during certain
•Blood catecholamine levels – examine the chemical levels of what is in your
blood to make an inference about your psychological state.
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