bk2087 Sport Psychology

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2014
Extent and Intensity
7/7. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jan Mach, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Jiří Voborný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Viktor Pacholík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Viktor Pacholík, Ph.D.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
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Basic knowledge of general psychology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 15 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • use basic psychodiagnostic tools for basic diagnostics of sportsmen, PE teachers and trainers
  • analyse psychological problems in sports performance
  • distinguish particular stages of motor learning (needs) from the point of view of sports psychology
  • use regulatory measures for regulation of pre-start state and psychological failure
  • use principles of mental hygiene of sportsmen in order to maintain the balance of his/her personality
  • Syllabus
    • 1. The system of sport psychology, historical development, contemporary status of sports psychology, sports typology
    • 2.Personality of a sportsman - abilities in relation to sports activity
    • 3.Diagnostics of sportsman´s personality - temperament, performance motivation, attention, concentration, aggression, aspiration, etc.
    • 4.Stages of motor learning, Plato effect and forgetting curve
    • 5.Pre-start, start and competition states, psychological failure
    • 6.Regulatory measures and principles of regulation of sportsmen
    • 7.Sport and mental health, mental hygiene of sportsmen
    • 8.Aggression in sport
    • 9.Assertiveness and its use in sports area
    • 10.Coaching, tasks of a coach, dyadic interaction
    • 11.Psychomotricity and its use in work with sportsmen
    • 12.Ontogenesis of men in relation to sport activities
      required literature
    • SLEPIČKA, Pavel, Václav HOŠEK and Běla HÁTLOVÁ. Psychologie sportu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2006. 230 s. ISBN 8024612909. info
      recommended literature
    • SEILER, Roland and Andreas STOCK. Psychotrénink : ve sportu i v životě. 1. vyd. Praha: Olympia, 1996. 149 s. ISBN 8070334142. info
    • MACÁK, Ivan and Václav HOŠEK. Psychologie tělesné výchovy a sportu. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1989. info
    • MACHAČ, Miloš, Helena MACHAČOVÁ and Jiří HOSKOVEC. Emoce a výkonnost [Machač, 1988]. 2. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1988. info
    • VANĚK, Miroslav. Psychologie sportu [Vaněk, 1984]. 2., přeprac. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1984. 197 s. info
    • KODÝM, Miloslav. Psychologie tělesné výchovy : pro studium učitelství na 1. stupni základní školy. 1. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1982. 181 s. info
    Teaching methods
    Theoretical preparation by means of lectures and seminars.
    Assessment methods
    Paper. Practical use of psychodiagnostic methods. Oral examination.
    Language of instruction
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
    The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, autumn 2020, spring 2021.
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