PSBB058 Introduction to Sport Psychology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022

The course is not taught in Spring 2022

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Viola Hubačová Pirová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
PSBA003 General Psychology I && PSBA007 General Psychology II && SOUHLAS
Prerequisite for completing the course is an ability to read academic texts in English.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 16 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/16, only registered: 0/16
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to introduce current trends in sport psychology with a focus on understanding theoretical concepts and their practical use.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to describe basic theoretical knowledge of sport psychology and explain its application in practice. Students will be able to critically evaluate the methods and techniques used in sport psychology.
  • Introduction to sport psychology (SP)
  • Sport psychology as a science
  • Developmental trajectory of the athlete
  • Sports coaches and parents of athletes
  • Sport psychology of team sports
  • Introduction to mental training
  • Anxiety and stress in sports
  • Motivation and goal setting in SP
  • Self-confidence and self-talk
  • Attention in SP
  • Overtraining and burnout in sport
  • Psychopathology in sport
  • WEINBERG, Robert S. and Daniel GOULD. Foundations of sport and exercise psychology. Seventh edition. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics, 2019. xv, 663. ISBN 9781492572350. info
  • KARAGEORGHIS, Costas I. and Peter TERRY. Inside Sport Psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7360-3329-9. info
  • BURTON, D. and T. D. RAEDEKE. Sport Psychology for Coaches. 2008. ISBN 978-0-7360-3986-4. info
  • Doing sport psychology. Edited by Mark B. Andersen. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2000. xvii, 293. ISBN 0736000860. info
  • GARDNER, Frank and Zella E. MOORE. The psychology of enhancing human performance: The mindfulness-acceptance-commitment (MAC) approach. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8261-0260-7. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, classroom discussions, work in small groups, home readings and homework assignments
Assessment methods
Active attendance in the seminars (80%), submission of homework assignments, group colloquium
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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