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Course Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the current status of the discipline of sport psychology and of the psychological theories that inform it, including behavioral principles and applications, social psychology, personality psychology, assessment, special athletic populations, coaching, and exercise psychology.
  2. Students will demonstrate familiarity with selected sport psychology journals.
  3. Students will identify and discuss current events related to sport psychology.


PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310

Course Materials

Gallucci, N. T. (2014). Sport psychology: Performance enhancement, performance inhibition, individuals, and teams (2nd ed.). New York: Psychology Press.

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Course Structure

This course consists of fourteen lessons. Each of the lessons consists of the following parts: (a) an introduction, (b) lesson learning outcomes, (c) a list of key topics, (d) and a list of assignments including readings, quizzes, and writing assignments.


You will take short multiple-choice item quizzes that assess your knowledge of the major theories, topics, and applications of sport psychology. Each lesson has one reading quiz, to be completed upon finishing the reading assignment, and one lesson quiz, to be completed upon finishing all other lesson assignments. Reading quizzes are low stakes quizzes to help you check your comprehension of the reading assignment (each accounts for about a quarter of 1% of your final grade). Lesson quizzes, on the other hand, account for a significant portion of your grade. Be sure of your responses before submitting them.

You will also have a short writing assignment for each lesson. You will write 6 reflection papers, that will require you to write about how the concepts and theories discussed in this course apply to your life and that of others. In all other lessons you will post insights on the course discussion boards.

Instructions for completing these writing assignments are included with each assignment.

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Upon completion of the course, you are expected to know the major theories, topics, and applications of sport psychology presented in the textbook and lessons. You will demonstrate this knowledge and understanding on the final examination, which you must pass with at least a 60% to earn course credit.

The final examination will consist of 70 multiple-choice questions, similar to the multiple-choice questions given in the reading quizzes and lesson quizzes.

You will not be allowed to use any auxiliary aids such as books, notes, and lesson materials when you are taking the final exam.

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Since your achievement in the course is reflected by (a) the reading quizzes, (b) the lesson quizzes, (c) the writing assignments, and (d) the final examination, each will contribute toward your course grade.

14 Reading Quizzes 1 point each 3.5% of total
14 Lesson Quizzes 1 point per item 44% of total
6 Reflection Papers 10 points each 15% of total
8 Discussion Board Assignments 10 points each 20% of total
Final Exam 1 point per item 17.5% of total

Your course grade will be based on these percentages:

Grading Scale
A 93–100%
A− 90–92%
B+ 86–89%
B 83–85%
B− 80–82%
C+ 76–79%
C 73–75%
C− 70–72%
D+ 66–69%
D 63–65%
D− 60–62%
E (fail) 0–59%

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