Norges Idrettshøgskole   Studiehåndbok 2006-2007   
IIS 210  Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology  5 sp/5 ECTS 
( Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology )
Utskriftsvennlig versjon

The objective of the course is to give the student the basic understanding of the possibilities and dynamics of psychology when it is applied to sport and exercise. In addition, the student will learn the psychological bases underpinning individual difference variables in sport and exercise, and understand the experiences of children in sport.

  • Faktaboks
Emnekode IIS 210
Emnenavn Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Studiepoeng 5 sp/5 ECTS
Ansvarlig Glyn C. Roberts
Tidspunkt Periode 1

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe what sport and exercise psychology is and understand what sport and exercise specialists do;
  2. Describe personality and discuss major approaches to personality;
  3. Describe and discuss the nature and major sources of stress and anxiety;
  4. Define and understand the process of motivation and its underlying constructs;
  5. Describe means through which motivation can be enhanced;
  6. Understand the concept of gender and the source of gender differences in sport and exercise;
  7. Discuss the determinants of cheating and how cheating can be lessened in sport;
  8. Understand and enhance moral development through sport.
Organisering og arbeidsformer
  • Lectures and discussion
  • Reading and group discussions
  • Group projects

Written two hours examination, graded.
Evaluation of group projects: Pass-fail.


Weinberg, Robert S. (2003): Foundations of sport and exercise psychology / Robert S. Weinberg, Daniel Gould. - 3rd ed. - Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics. - s. 3-151, 455-507.

Anbefalt litteratur

Additional readings
Advances in sport psychology / Thelma S. Horn, editor. - 2nd ed. - Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, c2002. - s. 39-82.

European perspectives on exercise and sport psychology / Stuart J.H. Biddle. - Leeds : Human Kinetics, c1995. - s. 3-20.

Roberts, G. C. & Treasure, D.C. (1992): Children in sport. - In: Sport Science Review. - Vol.1, s. 46-64. - (Biblioteket ved NIH har dette tidsskriftet kun som trykt utgave. Du må selv kopiere artikkelen).

Treasure, D. and Roberts, G.C. (1995): Applications of achievement goal theory to physical education : implications for enhancing motivation. - In: Quest. - Vol. 47, s. 475-489. - (Biblioteket har denne årgangen kun som trykt utgave. Du må selv kopiere artikkelen).

Motivation in sport and exercise / Glyn C. Roberts, editor. - Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics Books, c1992. - s. 161-176.

Gill, D. (1994): A feminist perspective on sport psychology practice. - In: The Sport Psychologist. - Vol. 8, s. 411-426. - (Biblioteket har denne årgangen kun som trykt utgave. Du må selv kopiere artikkelen).

World Congress of Sport Psychology (8 : 1993 : Lisboa): Proceedings : VIII World Congress of Sport Psychology : sport psychology : an integrated approach, Lisbon, 22-27 June, 1993 / editores: Sidonio Serpa ... [et al.]. - [Lisboa] : Sociedade Portuguesa de psicologia desportiva. - s. 81-91.

Ommundsen, Y., Roberts, G.C., Lemyre, P.N. and Treasure, D. (2003): Perceived motivational climate in male youth soccer : relations to social-moral functioning, sportspersonship and team-norm perceptions. - In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. - Vol. 4, nr. 4, s. 397-413. - (Biblioteket ved NIH har dette tidsskriftet både som trykt- og elektronisk utgave. Den elektroniske finner du her).

Roberts, G.C. (2003): Cheating in sport: Why do we do it, and what you can we do about it. Insight: The F.A. - In: Coaches Journal. - Vol. 7, nr. 1, s. 33-36. - (Biblioteket ved NIH har ikke dette tidsskriftet).