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Kinesiology 95-211 Lecture 1: Chapter 1 Psych class notes

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Chapter 1: Sport and Exercise Psychology September 14, 2015
Reasons for Sports Psychology consultant:
Anxiety – overthinking, media coverage
Sport/Life balance
Overcome barriers – mind
Fears – challenge and high risk of injury
Being consistent
Cooperation with coach/teammates – impact performance
What is Sport Psychology?
Interdisciplinary scientific and applied field that embraces the integration of sport science
and psychological knowledge
Two Objectives:
1. Psychological factors on performance- research
Ex. Game plan mental, performance to be consistent
2. Participation on psychological development – practical
Wrestling to more aggression as a person
How do nerves affect a field hockey player’s performance? – 1st objective
Nerves – psychological and how it affects performance
Do young athletes learn to be overly aggressive from participating in youth sports – 2
Involvement leads to outcome
Does self-confidence influence an athlete’s ability to swim? – 1
Does goal setting help people to stay active? – 1
Goal setting – psychological skill, and its effect
Does imagery training facilitate the recovery processes in injured athletes and exercisers? - 1st
Positive Psychology
Area of psychology concerned with understanding the process that enables people and
groups to thrive
Martin Seligman founder – field examines healthy states, such as happiness, strength of
character and optimism
What they are able to do and fix that
Optimism, focus on strengths, keep going, resilience, improve teamwork - athletic area
Careers in Sport/Exercise Psychology
1. Research
2. Teaching
3. Consulting - not a full time job
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