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Kinesiology 1088A/B Lecture Notes - Sports Game, Psychophysiology, Endorphins

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Kinesiology 1088A/B
Bob Larose

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Lecture 1
Midterm exam: Friday, October 19th, 2012******, worth 35%
Final exam: Not cumulative, worth 50%
Laboratory: Virtual, assignment-based, 5/6 taken, each 3%
Sport and Exercise Psychology-scientific application of knowledge
of people and their behavior in sport & exercise
*Textbook content covered in this lecture: Chapter 1*
a) Consider how psychological factors affect one’s physical performance in sport
and exercise [PERFORMANCE]
b) Consider how participation in sport and exercise effect one’s psychological
development, health, well-being (eg. feeling better via an endorphin high after
exercising) [BEHAVIOR]
Comprehensive Objective (Carron, 1980)
To obtain an understanding (theory, or set of interrelated facts that sets a
systematic view on something) through description, explanation, and prediction of
the behavior and performance of individuals/groups in sport and exercise (how
does one affect the other). Eg more fun to exercise in groups or individual? Are they
the reason one exercises? Vise versa?
A unique way in which each of us respond to different forms of stimuli in a
situation. All stimuli cause us to react/think in certain ways (sometimes rational,
sometimes irrational).
Goal-directed behavior for the purpose of short-term execution of a discrete task
(eg baseball, how fast can they throw a fastball?). We tend to judge performance
based on statistics/behavior based on what one normally does.
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