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Kinesiology 1088A/B
Bob Larose

INTRO TO SPORTEXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY LECURE NOTES Lecture 1 0909 Chapter 1 Bob LaRose TH Rm4182 Exams based on lectures only thText Foundation of SportEx Psych 5 ed Weinberg RSGould D 2011 6 biweekly labs online 3 each drop lowest markdrop box in 3M undergrad Kin office 15 Labs 35 Midterm 50 Final OBJECTIVESa consider how psych factors affect individuals physical performanceb consider how participation in SE affects individuals psych developmentwellbeing Overall obtain an understanding through description explanation prediction of the behaviour and performance of individuals or groups in SEBehaviour unique way of responding to stimuli Performancegoaldirected behaviour for the purpose of shortterm execution of a discrete task ORIENTATIONS TO SPORTEXERCISE PSYCH Behavioural behaviour of athletes is determined by the environment eg sun in eyes effect of sweaton grip Psychophysiological studies impact of physiological responses to activity on behaviour eg feeling good after victory CognitiveBehavioural behaviour determined by ones interpretation of both environment and cognition eg opinion of the game selftalk impact of outlook on results PROFESSIONAL APPROACHES Clinical Counsellingeating disorder Crisis interventionslumpbusting lost mojo in a rut losing streak etc Consultationprogram development Psychological assessmentdetermine thinking patterns Performance enhancementimprove performance think better play better Preventiontreatment of injuriesassist player wpsych feedback after injury rehab Sport psych consultantsport psychologist medically qualified for psych Assistanceknowledgeable about sport psych can aidrecommend NO doctoral educationWHAT IS SPORT PSYCH How does one go about studying human behaviourperformance in sportexerciseKOLBS LEARNING CYCLE 1 Concrete experience actualfeeling 2 Reflective observation RO watching the events 3 Abstract conceptualization AC used to make sense of thingsthinking 4 Active experimentation AE try it yourself apply understanding conceptsdoing METHODS OF LEARNING focus on generating methods to IMPROVE PERFORMANCE Lecture 2 0912 Chapter 1Scientific methodexperiments mouse in a mazeSystematic observation provides inkling of how people behave performSingle case study individual level of detail eg anger vs motivation channelling of emotionShared public experienceIntrospection thoughts feelings self generated through reflectionIntuition tacit knowledge WAYS OF KNOWING IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY generation of knowledge Any systematic study of sport psych should includeObservationdescription what is it o Identify or define essential characteristics ie weight transfer joint rotationExplanationanalysis why o Attempt to provide reason for observationsPrediction what will be o Use knowledge obtained to predict future occurrencesControl how can we o Application of observations o What can we control to changeoptimize behaviour or performance1 SCIENTIFIC METHOD a Founded on concept of Objectivity lack of bias researchers are detached manipulators of nature b A process or method of learning that uses systematic controlled empirical and critical filtering of knowledge acquired through experience c Control groups vs manipulation of environment how to best affect performance d SIX STEPS OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD i Formulation of a specific hypothesis something to be proved correct or not ii Design of the investigation creation of the experiment used to learn
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