Psychology of Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport

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Goals of Sport Psychology. To study how psychological variables influence motor, exercise, or sport behaviorTo study how motor behavior influences psychological variables. Examines why, when, how and under what conditions those involved in sport and exercise behave the way they do. What Do Sport P

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1. Psychology of Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport What is psychology?

2. Goals of Sport Psychology To study how psychological variables influence motor, exercise, or sport behavior To study how motor behavior influences psychological variables

3. What Do Sport Psychologists Do? Teach Research Consult

4. Specialties in Sport Psychology Both have knowledge in psychology and sport and exercise sciences

5. Sport and Exercise Psychology Orientations Psychophysiological Physiological processes of the brain Social-Psychological Interaction of person and the environment Cognitive-Behavioral Cognitions of the individual

6. History of Sport and Exercise Psychology The Early Years (1895-1920) Norman Triplett (1897) Social facilitation-why cyclists rode faster in the presence of others The Griffith Era (1921-1938) Coleman Griffith (Father of Sport Psychology) U of Illinois psychologist in PE dept Worked with Chicago Cubs, Dizzy Dean, Knute Rockne, Red Grange

7. History of Sport and Exercise Psychology Preparation for the Future (1929-1965) Franklin Henry Responsible for field’s scientific development Trained others to do research in sport in motor skill acquisition Establishment of Academic Sport Psychology (1966-1977) Separate component in PE discipline Bruce Ogilvie-father of North American applied sport psychology

8. History of Sport and Exercise Psychology Contemporary Sport and Exercise Psychology (1978-present) Development of journals-field promoted professionally Professional Organizations More coursework and graduate specializations

9. Survey Results Professions

10. Subjects of Interest Top 3 Motivation Goal Setting Stress Management Others of significant interest Confidence Imagery Individual Differences

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