Norges Idrettshøgskole   Studiehåndbok 2008-2009   
TRL 250 Sports Psycology 1 - Motivational processes in sport and physical activity 10 sp 
Utskriftsvennlig versjon

Students shall dedicate themselves to acquiring research based knowledge about the central motivational processes and constructs that have meaning for children and adults taking part in physical activity, exercise and sport. Student shall acquire sport psychological knowledge and insight into promoting the motivation of individuals within learning, achievement and health contexts.

EmnekodeTRL 250
EmnenavnSports Psycology 1 - Motivational processes in sport and physical activity
Studiepoeng10 sp
AnsvarligGlyn C. Roberts

Students shall:

  • Acquire knowledge on the central theoretical perspectives undergirding motivation in sport and physical activity contexts
  • Acquire knowledge on the dynamics of motivation and other psychological constructs that have meaning for continuing or dropping out of sport and physical activity
  • To understand how sport psychology knowledge and insight can be used to promote motivation, learning, achievement and health behaviours among different populations within sport and physical activity.
Organisering og arbeidsformer

Classes will go through the whole of the Autumn semester. The structure of the course will be a combination of formal lectures and discussion, some individual and group work that will be student driven, and presentation of projects.

  • Individual written projects - Pass/fail. Students choose the projects, and the written responses have a limit of 1800 words (approximately 5 pages with one and half line spacing)
  • Individual written exam - Graded 2 hours.



Main textbook:

Social psychology in sport / ed. Sophia Jowett, David Lavallee. - Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, c2007.

Additional readings will be communicated to the students at course start.
Readings will be around 600 pages in total.