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Kinesiology 1088A/B Lecture Notes - Scientific Method, Psychological Evaluation, Tacit Knowledge

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Kinesiology 1088A/B
Bob Larose

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Introduction to Sport and Exercise
Textbook: Foundation of sport and exercise psychology (5th Edition)
Mid-Term October 19th
Objectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Obtain an understanding through description, explanation and prediction of behaviour and
performance of individuals or groups in sport and exercise
Behaviour: a unique way of responding to all stimuli
Performance: goal directed behaviour for the purpose of short term execution of a discrete task
Behavioural: behaviour of athletes determined by the environment
Psychophysiological: study impact of physiological responses to activity on behaviour
Cognitive-Behavioural: Behaviour determined by one’s interpretation of both environment and
cognitions (thoughts)
o Your interpretation of your environment
Professional Approaches
Clinical Counselling: eating disorders
o Athletes need to maintain a certain physique
Crisis Intervention: “slumpbusting”
o Ex: going 0 for 15 in baseball and wants to get a hit
Psychological assessment
o How does one know that an athlete is suffering from anxiety
Performance enhancement
Consultation and Program Development
Prevention and Treatment of Injuries
Sport Psychologist
Help athletes with drug abuse, suicide depression and medical illnesses
Not prepared to handle with medal issues
Kolb’s Learning Cycle
1. Concrete Experience (CE) (Actual Feeling)
a. Sitting here, listening writing notes
2. Reflective Observation (RO) (watching what happened)
a. Prof was great, real insightful information
3. Abstract Conceptualization (AC) (make sense of it thinking)
a. Studying, set up review notes and review groups
4. Active Experimentation (AE) (Try out elsewhere doing)
a. Comes when writing on mid-term exam and progresses with concrete experience
5. Go back to #1
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