Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Partition: 
Matricole dispari
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SCIENZE MOTORIE
Disciplinary sector: 
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (M-PSI/01)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims to form students on the fundamentals of psychology applied to sports and physical exercise, providing competence in following fields: 1) setting of mental training; 2) using communication techniques; 3) promotion of wellbeing at every stage of life.

Knowledge and understanding: The student has to demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the following arguments: 1) cerebral processes underlying the behavior (cognitive, motor, emotional and motivational processes); 2) psychological methods to improve performance; 3) importance of the athlete's health; 4) wellbeing correlate sport and physical activity.

Ability to Apply Knowledge and Understanding:
The student has to demonstrate ability in using the knowledge acquired to design and implement mental training programs based on the imagination and observation of the action and anxiety management techniques. Moreover, the student has to demonstrate knowledge in goal setting and group and team dynamic, group cohesion, leadership, communication and has to be able to promote healthy behaviors for well-being.

Autonomy of judgment: Students has to be able approach the issues with criticism and to generalize the concepts acquired also in all areas of research applied to sport and the well-being

Communicative abilities: The student has to use a simple scientific language, discuss the topics also in the form of written and to be able in presentation of the results of international literature.

Learning abilities: The student has to demonstrate that has understood the course objectives through the discussion of the topics of the program and international scientific literature using also self-assessment paths proposed on the issues discussed.

Prerequisites

No basic prerequisites are needed.

Syllabus

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY FOUNDAMENTALS
• Methods, hystory and objectives of general and sports psychology
• Biological bases of motor behavior
• General principles of central nervous system

PERCEPTION, ACTION AND COGNITION
• Perception and action
• Mirror system in athletes
• Attention in sport
• Learning and memory
• Executive function and excellence in sport
• Emotion, motivation and personality

IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE
• Learning and consolidation of technique (ideomotor training, learning by observation, procedural consolidation in sleep)
• Biofeedback and neurofeedback, self-talk
• Goal setting
• Group and team dynamic, group cohesion, leadership, communication
SPORT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLBEING (12 h)
• Physical activity and neural plasticity
• Brain and cognitive reserve
• Adapted physical activity in adult and children
• Sport benefits on development

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY FOUNDAMENTALS (12 h)

• Methods, hystory and objectives of general and sports psychology
• Biological bases of motor behavior
• General principles of central nervous system

PERCEPTION, ACTION AND COGNITION (12 h)

• Perception and action
• Mirror system in athletes
• Attention in sport
• Learning and memory
• Executive function and excellence in sport
• Emotion, motivation and personality

IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE (12 h)
• Learning and consolidation of technique (ideomotor training, learning by observation, procedural consolidation in sleep)
• Biofeedback and neurofeedback, self-talk
• Goal setting
• Group and team dynamic, group cohesion, leadership, communication
SPORT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLBEING 12 h)
• Physical activity and neural plasticity
• Brain and cognitive reserve
• Adapted physical activity in adult and children
• Sport benefits on development

Teaching Methods

Lectures with group work.

Textbooks

Anolli L., Legrenzi P., (2012). Psicologia generale. Quinta edizione. Il Mulino, manuali, Bologna.

-Legrenzi P., Umiltà C.,(2016). Una cosa alla volta. Le regole dell’attenzione. Il Mulino, Bologna.

Learning assessment

Learning verification consists of anonymous self-assessment test at the end of each lesson on the topic previously treated and then discussed in class to retrieve and summarize the main points. In the final oral exam, is evaluated the acquisition of the topics by synthetic but structured and complete exposition and the ownership of the scientific language.

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