2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 2429 Sport Psychology

This course introduces theoretical and practical aspects of sport psychology. We will discuss psychological theories which include personality, motivation, behavior with regards to competition and exercise, group dynamics and characteristics of performance in sport but also other domains such as the workplace, arts, and music. Practical applications involve performance enhancement or intervention techniques such as anxiety and arousal control, imagery and visualization, relaxation and breathing and goal-setting. We will also examine individual and team sports where group dynamics and leadership are significant factors.