Psychosocial Aspects of Sport

Course Details

Course Number: SPAD 5053  Section Number: X10

Fall 2011

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Course Attachments

SPAD 5053 Psychosocial Aspects of SportSyllabus   SyllabusF11PAspects.pdf

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Julie Wood   
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Course Objectives

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Students will explore and discuss the relationships inherent in sport between coaches and athletes.
  2. Students will explore and discuss factors that impact group dynamics in the context of sport.
  3. Students will analyze and discuss how coaches, peers, and parents influence the motivational climate surrounding achievement and performance.
  4. Students will discuss how selected social and cognitive processes impact sport performance.

Course Expectations

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Students will explore and discuss the relationships inherent in sport between coaches and athletes.

·         Read Chapters 1-4

·         Assignment – Selected Discussion Questions (100 pts)

·         August 29 – September 18, 9:00 pm submission deadline

 

 

 

  1. Students will explore and discuss factors that impact group dynamics in the context of sport.

·         Read Chapters 5-8

·         Assignment – Essay (100 pts)

·         September 19 – October 9, 9:00 pm submission deadline

 

  1. Students will analyze and discuss how coaches, peers, and parents influence the motivational climate surrounding achievement and performance.

·         Read Chapters 9-11

·         Assignment – Application of Research Articles (100 pts)

·         October 10 – October 30, 9:00 pm submission deadline

 

  1. Students will discuss how selected social and cognitive processes impact sport performance.

·         Read Chapters 12-15

·         Assignment – Athlete Profile (100 pts)

·         October 31 – November 20, 9:00 pm submission deadline

 

  1. Final Topic – Passion for Sport in Athletes

·         Read Chapter 18

·         Assignment – Discussion Board (100 pts)

·         November 21 – December 4, 9:00 pm discussion board closes


Grading Standards

FINAL GRADE DETERMINATION

                A             475-500 pts         95%

                B             425-474 pts         85%

                C             350-424 pts         70%

                F              < 350      pts


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