Spring 2022 - PSYC 491 D100

Advanced Topics in Psychology (4)

Sports Psychology

Class Number: 6578

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 10 – Apr 11, 2022: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.



Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.


This course is intended to examine theory and research in applied sport and exercise psychology and to provide students with an introduction to the field. The emphasis will be on integrating, theory, research and application in the study of human behaviour in performance settings. The seminar format will allow for group discussion and interaction. Students will be expected to read assigned materials, do a class presentation and contribute to these seminar activities. Guest speakers will be brought into the class when possible.


To examine theory and research in the field of applied sport psychology.

To apply these concepts and theories to better understand the field of applied sport psychology To examine sports skills using a life skills approach.

To understand the relationship individual and team skills in sport psychology To examine both the performance and clinical aspectsof the field of sport psychology.


  • (Tentative Evaluation):
  • Participation 10%
  • In class projects: 35%
  • Term Paper: 40%
  • Presentation: 15%


Office Hours: TBA



Sanderson, Catherine A., (2017) Sport Psychology. Oxford University Press, New York.

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