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This course is designed to develop an understanding of human behavior and mental processes in sport and exercise settings. Topics examined include (a psychosocial aspects (e.g., motivation, psychological responses to injury, aggression involved in the sport training process and competition among adults and youth at all skill levels; (b psychological skills training for athletic performance (e.g., relaxation, self-talk; (c social influences (e.g., leadership, cohesion; and (d major exercise psychology concepts and issues (e.g., exercise adherence, motives for participation, and exercise and psychological well-being. Prerequisite: PSYC 101WL or 101NL.

Cheryl Stuntz
Fall 2020
Course Code:
PSYC 255