Introduction to Psychology

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  • Norman Triplett , a North American man from Asia, born in 1861 world’s first sport psychology laboratory in 1920
  • Introduction to Psychology

    1. 1. <ul><li>Introduction to the unit. </li></ul>Psychology for sports performance. How powerful is the human mind?
    2. 2. Aim and Objectives <ul><li>Aim: By the end of the session students will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify what psychology is and the different outcome/components undertaken in this unit. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectives: By the end of this session students will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe what psychology is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the four outcomes undertaken in this unit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the assignments undertaken in this unit. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Why do we study Psychology <ul><li>In pair read the article ‘Why Psychology’ and highlight the reasons for taking psychology. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Question? <ul><li>What does psychology mean to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the last time you played sport. </li></ul><ul><li>Have there been times when you have not played as well as you could have? </li></ul><ul><li>Have there been time when you have done things wrong, even though you know how to perform the skill well? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think this could be? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Sports Psychology is...... Sports Psychology isn't....... Performers seeking a competitive edge. Effects of personality and motivation on performance. relationship between stress, anxiety, arousal and performance. group dynamics planning a physical training program planning a mental training program the function of the body during sports. Cohesion Understanding the skills and tactics needed in different sports. Notes Reset
    6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>To understand the importance of psychological preparation and control , a number of factors must be explored. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a relatively new field involving the study of people and how they act in sport environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports performers seeking a competitive edge know that sport psychology plays an important role in maximising performance. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Psychology introduction <ul><li>The first stage of development and using sports psychology techniques with clients is knowing what works and how it works. </li></ul><ul><li>After we know this, we can begin to identify the practical applications of this knowledge to sport by helping athletes to learn how to use these techniques. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Psychology introduction <ul><li>Athletes are continually seeking to improve their levels of performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports psychology has a really important role within this as it can help athletes to have an advantage over their opponents. </li></ul><ul><li>What areas of psychology do you need to study to understand how and why it can affect performance? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Areas of Psychology
    10. 10. Outcomes <ul><li>Understand the effects of personality and motivation on sports performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the relationship between stress, anxiety, arousal and sports performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand group dynamics in sports teams </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to plan psychological skills training programmes to enhance sports performance. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Next session <ul><li>Personality effects on sports performance </li></ul><ul><li>Find out your own personality type and how this effects your performance. </li></ul>

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