|Tuesday||2:00 PM - 3:40 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall T.1|
|Wednesday||2:00 PM - 3:40 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall T.1|
|Thursday||2:00 PM - 3:40 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall T.5|
Movement and sport psychology is a discipline rapidly evolving in our Country, where, a bit paradoxically, it was born but where it was largely ignored for years, even if recently it is gaining a growing interest. The course is intended to offer a survey of the main aspects of Movement and sport psychology in the context of Cognitive Sciences. The aim is to provide students with the basic knowledge about the fundamental themes of motor learning, motivation to physical exercise both in the meaning of wellness and good practices and in that of top level performance, emotions, personality and gender differences, group dynamics, highlighting the relevance of mental preparation and the constant and indispensable intervention of the cognitive system in determining performance.
THE PROGRAM IS DIVIDED IN 18 LESSONS ( detailed program of the course ) ------------ THE MOVEMENT ------------ Perception and action The perception of the position and movement of your body The visual perception of objects in space Attention selects objects for the perception and control the speed and accuracy of action Attention and sport The use of information on the body and space for action The brain motor The movement Learning and the brain Cervelli engine experts: changes in performance and neural changes Factors that influence learning and performance motor ------------------------ INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS ------------------------ The reasons General principles of mental functioning The motives of human action Toward a psychology of motivation Intrinsic motivation The motivation for success: decide, want, succeed The virtuous circle of success on the sports field efficacy beliefs, goals and feedback Emotions and sport Introduction Emotions and action tendencies Activation Negative emotions in sport Expectations, emotions, and performance Exercise and emotions Emotions induced by the experience of flow The personality A long past and recent history Addresses of research on personality The structure of personality Traits and situations The Big Five factors (Big Five) The dynamics of personality The groups, group dynamics and Sport Characteristics and dynamics in a group Individual performance and the performance of groups Belonging to a group and the relationships between groups Gender differences and the practice of sport Historical and social aspects of women's sport The precursors of sportsmanship male and female Traits and sex roles related to the sporting behavior ----------------- SPORT AND WELLNESS ----------------- Exercise and psychological well-being Origin and development of the psychology of exercise and well-being Issues of definition Exercise and cognitive functioning Exercise and mood Exercise and physical response to stressful stimuli Exercise and self-concept Physical activity and aging processes The benefits of physical activity in the elderly Physical activity and maintenance of motor function Physical activity and postural stability Physical activity and cognitive functioning in the elderly The social implications of physical activity in the elderly The spread of physical and sporting activities The biological basis of well-being Well-being and pleasure The neurochemistry of pleasure and behavior of Abuse Pleasure and desire Beyond the pleasure Physical activity and sport Doping, eating disorders and compulsive exercise The doping Eating disorders Compulsive exercise -------------- PERFORMANCE -------------- Commitment and optimism: Two keys to success It is not just a matter of talent Are you willing to commit? Accept your limits Optimistic and pessimistic The importance of an optimistic attitude in sports Increase concentration and the ability to cope with competitive situations Knowing the characteristics of sport The ideomotor training Exercises general and sport-specific exercises The pre-performance routine Predict the reactions to stressful situations The mental preparation in endurance sports The conceptual bases Train mental skills specific mental training The five stages of setting up a training program aimed at mental endurance sports Particular aspects of mental preparation in endurance sports
Exam texts: SPINELLI, D. (2002). PSICOLOGIA DELLO SPORT e del movimento umano. ZANICHELLI, Bologna. Evaluation methods: Multiple choice test.