The following topics are covered: What is sport psychology? The role of a sport psychologist, A brief history of sport psychology, An overview of psychology.
The following topics are covered: Personality - Theories on personality, Methods of measuring personality, The links between personality and sport involvement and performance, Personality profiling. Attitudes - Origins of attitude, Triadic model of attitude formation, Changing attitudes, How attitudes influence behaviour. Behaviour - Aggressive behaviour, Antecedents of aggression, Theories of aggression, How aggression affects sporting performance, Combating aggression.
The following topics are covered: Emotions, Arousal, Theories of arousal, How arousal affects sporting performance, Anxiety, How anxiety affects sporting performance, Stress, Causes of stress, Measuring stress, Stress Management, Physical relaxation, Imagery, Focus.
The following topics are covered: Theories of motivation, How motivation affects sporting performance, Developing a motivational climate, Goal setting, Confidence building.
The following topics are covered: How spectators affect sporting performance, Research on audience effects, Coping with audience effects, The effects of co-action on sporting performance, The home advantage phenomenon, Teams and groups, Factors that affect group performances, Leadership, Leadership characteristics, Theories of leadership.
The following topics are covered: A Psychological skills training Programme - An orientation phase, An analysis phase, A planning phase, An implementation phase, An evaluation phase.