np4057 Social Psychology in Sport

Faculty of Sports Studies
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Adam Blažej, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Mon 10:00–10:50 Virtuální místnost
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
np4057/01: Thu 14:00–14:50 Virtuální místnost, A. Blažej
np4057/02: Tue 12:00–12:50 Virtuální místnost, A. Blažej
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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to understand social processes in the sports environment and to obtain knowledge of sport psychology issue in the practice. The course content is focused on deepness of communicative skills as well as improvement of interactive abilities with individuals and the teams. The aim is to present basic principles with the individuals or groups with the phenomenon "the other, different", too.
Learning outcomes
The course graduate should be - after passing the course: be familiar with leadership skills oriented on individual and the team;
2. to analyze sociální processes within the group; recognize variables of behavior and experience within social context and mutual interpersonal actions interakci;
4. to demonstrate knowledge and skills within consulting with clients;
5. to understand how to communicate with persons with the phenomenon different (disabled - gifted - multicultural).
6. to understand how to communicate and lead the team;
7. to use, apply social psychology principles in the personal development of athletes in different age.
  • The subject - social psychology definition, the subject development.
  • Social group and sport - characteristics, team formation, development, dynamics.
  • Social influence within the team: innovation, decision making, conformity, authority, leadership.
  • The stages of the team formation, regulations, norms. Individuals, dyad, team.
  • Basic principles of the coaching. the content, methods.
  • Social perception: attitudes - labeling - stereotypes - attribution.
  • Conflicts, prevention, coping, solving.
  • personality - teams with the phenomenon "different". Communication, development, leading.
  • Group//team relations: goals, roles, team atmosphere, team performance.
    required literature
  • Principles of Social Psychology (Orig.) : Základy sociální psychologie [Hayes, 1998] : Základy sociální psychologie [Hayes, 2003]. info
  • GALLWEY, W. Timothy. Inner game pro manažery : tajemství vysoké pracovní výkonnosti. 2. dopl. vyd. Praha: Management Press, 2010. 258 s. ISBN 9788072612130. info
    recommended literature
  • SVOBODA, Mojmir. Aplikace socialni psychologie. 2. vyd. Praha: SPN, 1988. info
  • ELIÁŠ, Karel and Jan NOVÝ. Sociální psychologie : vybrané kapitoly z obecné a sociální psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1982. 195 s. info
Teaching methods
class discussion, lectures, theoretical preparation, model situations.
Assessment methods
80% active participation at seminars and written test - open questions, 65% of correct answers is needed to pass.
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