Curricular Unit:Code:
Psychology of Sports783PDPT
3UndergraduatePsychology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
1. Provide knowledge about the concept of sport as well as its psycho-socio-cultural dimensions;
2. Provide knowledge about the processes of institutionalization of sport and also about the fields and the object of Sports Psychology;
3. To provide knowledge for the understanding of individual and group psychological dimensions associated with the practice of high-performance sports and leisure and wellness sports;
4. To provide skills for the application of knowledge and communication in a sporting context in order to promote a high performance performance, as well as towards the promotion of leisure and wellness sports.
1. The Psychology of Sport
1.1. The sports concept
1.2. The theories of institutionalization Sport
1.3. The Sport Psychology
1.3.1. Purpose and development
1.3.2. The science and practice
1.3.3. The relationship between Psychology and Sport
2. Psychological factors associated with the high performance sports
2.1. Personality and self-confidence
2.2. Motivation for competition
2.3. Attention and concentration
2.4. Stress and anxiety
2.5. The dynamics of sports groups
2.5.1. Leadership
2.5.2. cohesion
3. 3. Psychological factors associated with the adverse effects of high performance sport
3.1. Aggression in sport
3.2. The consumption of doping substances
3.3 Depletion (burnout) and training overhead in sport
4. Psychology of Leisure Sport and wellness
4.1. Psychological effects of leisure sports and wellness
4.2. Sport and quality of life
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Unit 1 present the main concepts of sport, sports dimensions and theories that explain its institutionalization.
Unit 2 presents the psychological factors associated with sport high performance, theories that explain and even intervention techniques for improving sports performance athletes.
Unit 3 presents the psychological factors associated with the adverse effects of high performance sport and intervention techniques to improve the high performance.
The unit 4 is intended to highlight the psychological benefits of sport and consequent quality of life.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Test, essay and performance in class room.
Active method. The main concepts, theories and psychological intervention techniques will be presented, giving to the students the knowledge of the main psychological factors associated with the high performance sport and also skills for psychological intervention to promote better performance of athletes.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Exhibition and active method. The theoretical exposition of the syllabus will give to the students the knowledge and skills for understanding individual and group psychological dimensions associated with high-performance sporting activities and recreational sports and wellness. With the expositive method will also be presented and demonstrated the various intervention techniques in sports context, giving to the students the necessary skills to do it
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