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PSYC432. Sport Psychology

A comprehensive study of the psychological concepts related to fitness and sports behavior. The course covers the history and evolution of this emerging field of study and practice. The course includes elements of experimental psychology such as motivation, cognition, and learning which are also apparent in sport psychology. Additional topics include personal goal- setting, competitive anxiety, personality characteristics of athletes, psychology of coaching, team cohesion, and the effects of sports on spectators. Credit, 3 hours.