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PS 286: Sport Psych: Intro to Sport, ch 1 lecture

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS286
Professor
Amy Gayman
Semester
Winter

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Intro to Sport & Exercise Psych – Ch1 01/08/2014 Learning Objectives: Define the term “sport psychology” Identify the aims of sport psychology Explain how sport psychology relates to the field of “positive psychology” Provide an overview of the field Differentiate between educational and clinical/counseling orientations Distinguish careers in sport psych Describe training requirements Discuss ethical issues relevant to consulting Describe future trends in sport psych What is sport psych? “…the scientific study of people & their behaviours in sport & exercise activities & the practical application  of that knowledge.” (Weinburg & Gould, 2003, p. 4) it is a sub­discipline or sport sciences branch of psychology integrates knowledge from BOTH fields & puts it into practice Research Objectives: To Study effect of: Psychological factors on sport participation & performance (i.e. coach leadership effect on team cohesion;  how does mental influence the actual) Sport participation & performance on psychological development & well­being (i.e. does sport participation  increase self­esteem) How does Sport Psych differ from other socio­cultural disciplines? Studies mental processes & behavior Focuses on the individual Positive Psych Traditionally, psych has focused on illness, psychopathology, & disease Positive psych aims to enhance human functioning & make normal life fulfilling Examines well­being, satisfaction, strengths, talents, fulfillment, pleasure and happiness Similarly, sport and exercise specialists enhance: Performance, social and physical well­being, life satisfaction 
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