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

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Kinesiology
Course Code
95-211
Professor
Chandler

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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
objective
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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Chapter 1: Sport and Exercise PsychologySeptember 14, 2015Reasons for Sports Psychology consultant:Anxiety overthinking, media coverageSportLife balanceOvercome barriers mindFears challenge and high risk of injury Being consistent Cooperation with coachteammates impact performanceWhat 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 researchEx. Game plan mental, performance to be consistent 2.Participation on psychological development practicalWrestling to more aggression as a personstHow do nerves affect a field hockey players performance? 1 objectiveNerves psychological and how it affects performanceDo young athletes learn to
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