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200108 SE Advanced Seminar: Work, Economy, and Society (2018W)

Doing Sport and Exercise Psychology

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Dieses Vertiefungsseminar kann für alle Schwerpunkte absolviert werden.

Vertiefungsseminare können nur fürs Pflichtmodul B verwendet werden! Eine Verwendung fürs Modul A4 Freie Fächer ist nicht möglich.



max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

If not preferred otherwise, the language for the course is German. However, students must be aware that the majority of literature and case studies for the present course will be in English.

Thursday 11.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum Psychologie NIG 6.OG A0621A
Thursday 25.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum Psychologie NIG 6.OG A0621A
Thursday 08.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum Psychologie NIG 6.OG A0621A
Thursday 22.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum Psychologie NIG 6.OG A0621A
Thursday 06.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum Psychologie NIG 6.OG A0621A
Thursday 17.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum Psychologie NIG 6.OG A0621A
Thursday 31.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum Psychologie NIG 6.OG A0621A


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar introduces sport psychology as an applied social psychological discipline. Based on theoretical models and field relevance, sport psychological interventions to develop mental skills and improve performance in both individual and team sport disciplines will be addressed. The main areas are: team dynamics, arousal regulation, attention, imagery, and health benefits of sport and exercise. In addition, practical question regarding sport psychological service will be discussed. Current research as well as case studies will be discussed.

Learning goal: Students who have successfully participated in the module seminars are able to (a) deal with methodological approaches and essential constructs of sport psychology to support and stabilize performance in sport, (b) develop training for cognitive skills, and (c) develop ideas how to present psychological training to officials and athletes.

Learning methods: Experiential learning, Case studies, Presentation, and Team work

Session 1 - Introduction, Sport psychological diagnostic
Session 2 - Basic training: Arousal regulation, Team dynamics
Session 3 - Skill training: Imagery
Session 4 - Skill training: Motivation
Session 5 - Skill training: Attention
Session 6 - Sport, exercise, and health
Session 7 - Sport and exercise psychology in the field

Assessment and permitted materials

Weekly Homework; Case Study; Activities

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Preparation for seminar sessions (50%), Paper/Completion of a case study (50%)

Reading list

Andersen, M. B. (2000). Doing sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Weinberg R. S., & Gould, D. (2015). Foundations of sport and exercise psychology (6th edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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