Session 1 intro to psychology

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Session 1 intro to psychology

  1. 1. Sport Psychology Session 1 Introduction to Sport Psychology
  2. 2. Session objectives <ul><li>Understand what sport psychology is </li></ul><ul><li>List factors associated with sport psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why athletes use sport psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Identify athletes who may benefit from using sport psychology skills in the future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction to the unit <ul><li>This unit will specifically be looking at the psychology of performance in sport. </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically we will be focusing on the extent to which the human mind plays a role in sport performance. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples
  5. 5. What is Sport Psychology? <ul><li>“Sport psychology is the scientific study of people and their behaviours in sport and exercise contexts and the practical applications of that knowledge” </li></ul><ul><li>(Gill 1979) </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is sport psychology? <ul><li>Sport psychology involves preparing the mind of an athlete just as much as one prepares the body </li></ul><ul><li>For many elite level, professional, recreational and even youth athletes, successful performances can not simply be reduced to superior physical performance </li></ul>
  7. 7. Factors associated with sport psychology Psychology M S/a L P A
  8. 8. Factors associated with sport psychology Psychology Motivation Stress/anxiety Leadership Personality Arousal
  9. 9. Who uses sport psychology <ul><li>Co______ </li></ul><ul><li>Pl______ </li></ul><ul><li>Ma________ </li></ul><ul><li>Sp____ Ps________- </li></ul><ul><li>Phys______________ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Use of psychology
  11. 11. Activity 1 <ul><li>List as many sporting examples as you can of when you think sport psychology might be used in sport. </li></ul><ul><li>Example – A coach in the dressing room before walking out onto the field of play </li></ul>
  12. 12. Session objectives <ul><li>Understand what sport psychology is </li></ul><ul><li>List factors associated with sport psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Describe why athletes use sport psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Identify athletes who may benefit from using sport psychology skills in the future </li></ul>

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