PS 239 Sports Psychology (3)
An introduction to the field of sports psychology with an emphasis on research methods and theories in the parent discipline of psychology upon which sport-specific theories are based. Students are exposed to theory as it applies to recreational and elite athletes, team dynamics, and coaching behaviors. Topics of inquiry include scientific methods, behaviorism, trait and personality theories, interactionism, arousal, anxiety, intervention strategies, attentional style, observational learning, motor skills, imagery, competence, motivation, aggression, group cohesion, group performance, leadership and coaching behavior. Prerequisite: PS 102S.