Course: Psychology and sociology of physical education and sport

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Course title Psychology and sociology of physical education and sport
Course code KPS/7431
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Chalupová Eva, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics of Lectures and Seminars: 1. Subject and history of sports psychology. 2. Athlete's Personality. Temperament. 3. Regulatory means of psychic states. 4. Power motivation. Aspiration in sport. 5. Choosing sports talents. Working with talents. 6. Assertiveness and aggression in sport. 7. Psychomotorics. 8. Subject and history of sociology of sport. 9. Sports activities: conceptual starting points, socio-cultural contexts. 10. Sport and socialization, top sport versus recreational sports. 1 11. Sport as a status symbol of lifestyle, rituals in sport, phenomenon of sports stars. 12. Globalization vs. Internationalization of Sport, Sport Migration. 13. Sports ethics versus fair play. 14. Sports spectators, violence at football stadiums.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Subject of Psychology and Sociology of Sport is designed for students of bachelor of physical education degree courses as part of their preparation for their future profession. The aim of the course is to provide basic information about the field of psychology and sport sociology of sport and bring students to the practical use of psychological and sociological knowledge in their personal and professional lives. Students are informed about new trends and approaches in research psychology and sociology of sport and acquire basic knowledge about the impact of the movement, sport and physical education on the human psyche as well as the influence of psychological characteristics on the development of motor skills and relationship to the movement in general. Attention It is mainly devoted to the interpretation of the relationship between the psyche and the sport movement and quality of life between success and self-image. During the course, the students will also learn about the sociological problems in the context of physical education and sport. Each lecture is followed seminar, which will be required students 'active approach, always the topic of the lecture by presenting processed students' work followed by discussion.
Student knows, is able to explain the basic concepts in the field of sport psychology. - Student understands patterns of interest in physical activity in the constitution of a person's lifestyle. - Student knows the basic approaches to the impact of physical activity on the human psyche, while psychological characteristics on the development of motor skills. - Student knows the basic relaxation techniques and can use them in the practice of sport. - Explains basic sociological terminology - to clarify, argue, and explain the topics discussed
No preconditions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Previous course in General Psychology / Introduction to Psychology. The attendance at seminars is 75%. Seminar work according to teacher's assignment.
Recommended literature
  • BLAHUTKOVÁ, M. Psychomotorika. Brno: MU, 2003.
  • HÁTLOVÁ,B.,HOŠEK,V., SLEPIČKA,P. Psychologie sportu. Praha, Karolinum, 2006. ISBN 80-246-1290-9.
  • HOŠEK, V. - JANSA, P. Psychosociální funkce pohybových aktivit v životním stylu člověka. Praha, Sborník UK FTVS. 2000.
  • HOŠEK, V. Psychologie odolnosti. 1999.
  • KIRCHNER, J.,HNÍZDIL, J., LOUKA, O. Pedagogicko-psychologické aspekty prožitku a zážitku.. Ústí n.L.: UJEP, 2005. ISBN 80-7044-656-0.
  • MACÁK, I., HOŠEK, V. Psychologie tělesné výchovy a sportu.. Praha: SPN, 1989.
  • MACHAČ,M. MACHAČOVÁ,H., HOSTOVEC,J. Emoce a výkonnost. SPN, Praha. 1985.

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