2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SPSC2115 Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise
10 creditsClass Size: 120
Module manager: Dr Alison Divine
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
|SPSC1216||Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology|
Module replacesSPSC2114 Applied and Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise 1
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThe module aims to provide students with an understanding of social psychology in the domain of sport and exercise. Building on the introductory topics covered at level 1, this module focuses on the application of theory and empirical research to explain how thoughts, emotions and behaviours of individuals are influenced by social-psychological factors. These include the characteristics of the group environment and other group members, as well as processes that operate at a distinctly group level such as cohesion and communication.
On completion of the module students should be able to;
- Explain key concepts and theories associated with group dynamics in sport;
- Examine the influence of personal and group attributes on group behaviour;
- Apply psychological theories associated with group dynamics to in order to understand interpersonal processes and group behaviour in sport.
-Leadership and group development
-Family influences in youth sport
-Enhancing interpersonal relationships
-Social-cultural influences on interpersonal processes
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||84.00|
|Total Contact hours||16.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study- Reading for lectures and practicals: 24 hours
- Preparation for coursework: 30 hours
- Preparation for examination: 30 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Students' progress will be monitored by completion of assignments and informal monitoring during lectures and practical sessions.
- Additional tutorials will be available to those students wanting extra assistance.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Presentation||Group presentation assessed in weeks 7-11||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||25.00|
This is a compulsory pass element on the module. You will not gain credits if this is not completed successfully. Failure to complete this work to pass standard will result in a V code being appended to the final module mark.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||24 hr||75.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||75.00|
15 MCQs and 4 short answers
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 03/12/2021
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