Psycohology of physical activities and sport
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Sem IA dal Oct 1, 2013 al Nov 17, 2013.
Movement and sport psychology is a discipline rapidly evolving in our Country, where, a bit paradoxically, it was born but where it was largely ignored for years, even if recently it is gaining a growing interest.
The course is intended to offer a survey of the main aspects of Movement and sport psychology in the context of Cognitive Sciences.
The aim is to provide students with the basic knowledge about the fundamental themes of motor learning, motivation to physical exercise both in the meaning of wellness and good practices and in that of top level performance, emotions, personality and gender differences, group dynamics, highlighting the relevance of mental preparation and the constant and indispensable intervention of the cognitive system in determining performance.
Main topics that will be dealt in the course:
Movement categories and measurement methods
Imitation and movement
Motivational processes in sport
Emotions and sport, anxiety, arousal
Groups dynamics and sport
Gender differences and sport practice
Physical exercise and psychological wellness
Physical activity and ageing
Food disorders and compulsive physical exercise
Engagement and optimism, concentration, mental preparation
R. Nicoletti, A. M. Borghi. Il controllo motorio. Il Mulino, 2007 (capp. 2,5,6)
A. Cei. Psicologia dello sport. Il Mulino, 1998.
D. Spinelli. Psicologia dello Sport e del Movimento Umano. Zanichell, 2002 (capp. 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14)
In the dedicated web page lessons slides will be available to students. The exam consists in a written multiple choice test.
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differenze di genere
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esercizio fisico e benessere psicologico
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