Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Sport and exercise psychology - PSICOLOGIA DEI GRUPPI

Course code
4S02430
Name of lecturer
Mirta Fiorio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
M-PSI/06 - WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
MOTORIE 1° semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Jan 24, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The general aim of the course is to present a framework of the main research and intervention issues of psychology of teams (sport) and active groups (exercise). The specific aims of the course are to deepen the key-concepts of the most recent scientific national and international literature with particular attention to applied implications for kinesiologists.

Syllabus

The course is divided in two parts. The first part presents the basic elements of the course: definitions of ‘group’ in sport and exercise psychology; main group classifications and differences between ‘team’ and ‘active group’; group membership and applied implications for personal and social identity.
The second part of the course deepens the following thematic areas: (1) Group development and analysis of group structure; (2) Motivations to sport and to exercise practice in group: main theoretical approaches and applied implications; (3) Competition and cooperation in sport teams and active groups; (4) Performance in sport teams and active groups; (5) Group cohesion and performance in sport teams and active groups; (6) Leadership in sport and exercise; (7) Communication processes in sport teams and active groups.

Course organization
The course aims to strengthen not only the knowledge but also skills in the field of psychology of teams and active groups. To facilitate home-study, teaching materials will be weekly available on the web pages dedicated to the course (e-learning 2016/2017).

Bibliography
- Burke, S. M., Carron, A. V. and Shapcott, K. M. (2008). Cohesion in exercise groups: An overview. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1, 107-123.
- Carron, A. V., Colman, M. M., Wheeler, J., and Stevens, D. (2002). Cohesion and performance in sport: A meta analysis. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 24, 168-188.
- Speltini, G. e Palmonari, A. (2007). I gruppi sociali. Bologna: Il Mulino.
- Slides by Francesca Vitali.

Additional bibliography
- Andreaggi, G., Robazza, C., e Bortoli, L. (2000). Coesione sociale e sul compito negli sport di squadra: il “Group Environment Questionnaire”. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dello Sport, 2, 19-23.
- Bandura, A. (2000). Autoefficacia: teoria e applicazioni. Trento: Erickson.
- Bortoli, L., e Robazza, C. (2003). Orientamento motivazionale nello sport. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dello Sport, 3, 63-67.
- Bortoli, L., e Robazza, C. (2004). Il clima motivazionale nello sport. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dello Sport, 1, 9-16.
- Carron, A.V., and Hausenblas, H.A., (1998). Group dynamics in sport. II Ed. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
- Chelladurai, P. (1990). Leadership in sports: A review. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 21, 328-354.
- Estabrooks, P. A. (2000). Sustaining exercise participation through group cohesion. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 28, 63-67.
- Estabrooks, P. A., and Carron, A. V. (1999a). Group cohesion in older adult exercisers: prediction and intervention effects. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 575-588.
- Estabrooks, P. A., and Carron, A. V. (1999b). The role of the group with elderly exercisers. Small Group Research, 30, 438-452.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Speltini, G. e Palmonari, A. I gruppi sociali Bologna: Il Mulino 2007

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of one written test with 40 closed questions and multiple choice answers. The written test is intended to ensure knowledge and understanding of the topics addressed in the course and covers all the topics discussed during the lessons. The questions will address both the topics of General and Sports Psychology and the topics of Group Psychology. The ranking of the written test will be expressed in scores of thirty. Examination will be the same for attending and non-attending students.





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