Course: Psychology of Sport

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Course title Psychology of Sport
Course code KTV/PSPA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Benešová Daniela, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Rychtecký Antonín, Prof. PhDr. DrSc.
Course content
Content of the course: 1. History of psychology of physical activities. 2. Exercise, sports and games from a psychological perspective. Movement and psyche. 3. Ontogenesis of my physical self. 4. Cognitive processes. Motivation and adherence in physical activity. 5. Emotions and experience movement. Volition, crossing ability. 6. Relaxation and regeneration in motor activities. Ideomotoric. Activation and relaxation in the sport. 7. Collective behavior in sport and physical activities. Mental processes during sport activities.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, One-to-One tutorial, Students' self-study, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 13 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Student is oriented in the basic concepts in the field of sports psychology. Student synthesizes and applies previously acquired knowledge of pedagogical and psychological disciplines. Student searches in the scientific literature linking the concepts of individual psychology and the theory of individual sports. Student uses empirical methods of diagnosis in psychology.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
Students' self-study
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Hošek, V. Psychická odolnost při neúspěšné činnosti. Praha: UK , 1979.
  • Hošek, V., Rychtecký, A. Motorické učení. 1979.
  • Slepička, P., Hošek, V., Hátlová, B. Psychologie sportu. Praha, Olympia. , 1983.
  • Stringer, E. T. Action research. London: Sage Publications, 1999.
  • Svoboda, M. Psychologická diagnostika dospělých. Praha: Portál, 1999.
  • Svoboda, M., Krejčířová, D., Vágnerová, M. Psychodiagnostika dětí a dospívajících. Praha: Portál, 2001.
  • Vaněk, M. Formování výkonové motivace. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1982.
  • Vaněk, M., Hošek, V., Rychtecký, A., Slepička, P. & Svoboda B. Psychologie sportu (Sport Psychology). Praha, Olympia, 1983.

Study plans that include the course
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