PSY1250/Course guide/Introduction

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This course will provide a foundation experience of how a range of psychological variables can influence exercise and sport behaviour. Through this process, students will develop awareness and understanding of the theoretical basis and applied practices used by professionals such as exercise and sport psychologists.

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On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Use digital tools effectively to research, produce, analyse and present information related to exercise and sport behaviour;
  2. Use digital tools effectively to create an e-portfolio of OER resources related to exercise and sport behaviour;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of theories underpinning the psychological aspects of exercise and sport behaviour;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply theoretical knowledge by devising appropriate strategies to address performance issues in exercise in sport.

Microblog activity

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This is the first Microblog activity for the PSY1250 course and an opportunity to share and connect with fellow learners. In PSY1250 you will have considerable freedom in directing your study and learning activities according to your own interests. For example, in Assignment 1, you will complete a review of research in the area of mental training in exercise and sport.

At this time, without providing extensive detail, post a note on what mental training in exercise and sport means to you, and why would it benefit exercisers and athletes alike using PSY1250/Microblog links. Remember to include the hash tag "#PSY1250" in your post. Complete the following phrase:

  • I understand mental training to be ... #PSY1250