Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology Chapter 1
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What is Sport and Exercise Psychology? The scientific study of people and their  behaviors in sport and exercise activities and the  practical application of that knowledge
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What are our goals? 1. Understand the effects of psychological factors on  physical and motor performance 2. Understand the effects of participation in physical  activity on psychological development, health, and  well-being
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What are some questions that researchers may ask  pertaining to objective #1? How does anxiety affect a basketball player’s  accuracy in free-throw shooting? Does lacking self-confidence influence a child’s  ability to learn to swim? How do a coach’s reinforcement and punishment  influence a team’s cohesion? Does imagery training facilitate the recovery  process in injured athletes and exercisers?
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Objective #2? Does running reduce anxiety and depression?
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ESS 388 taught by Professor Gapin during the Spring '08 term at UNC Greensboro.

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