Understanding the Objectives of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Research in sport and exercise psychology focuses on how psychological factors affect a
person's physical performance and how participating in physical activity affects a person's
Abstracting a Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Study
Go to the library and look for one of the following sport and exercise psychology journals. Then
select a psychology research article (one that describes a study or experiment) that interests
Cognitive Strategies and Athletic Performance Interview
Identify an athlete whom you can interview (the more elite the better), and ask him
or her the following questions about cognitive strategies and athletic performance.
Document the athletes responses
Working with one classmate, respond to the following three items, documenting
what you know about your instructors personality in the spaces provided.
What We Know
1. Our instructors personality characteristics include
2. We learned
Structure of Personality: Taking a Look at Yourself
In this activity you'll consider your personality and specifically the kinds of roles you play, the
way you respond in different situations, and the things in which you believe.
Think of you own personal
College of Education and Sports Studies
Spring Semester 2016
EXS 460: Exercise Testing and Prescription
Where/When MWF 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM; Urbana University, North Hall, 02
Instructor: Brian Olson D.C.
Working with three or four classmates, discuss each of the following sources of selfefficacy, and identify (and document) three or four ways to increase self-efficacy for
each of these sources. Use situation-specific examples from
In discussing attribution theory, the book points out that the thousands of possible explanations
for success and failure can be classified into a few categories. The most basic categories are
stability (a factor is either fairl