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SPSC2115
Module Reading List

Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2017/18, Semester 1
Laura Britten
l.e.britten@leeds.ac.uk;
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core texts

Carron, A. V. & Eys, M. A. (2012). Group dynamics in sport . Morgan Town, WV: Fitness Information Technology .

Jowett, S. & D. Lavallee, D. (Eds.) (2007). Social psychology in sport . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Beauchamp, M. R & Eyes, M. (Eds.) (2008). Group dynamics in exercise and sport psychology : contemporary themes . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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Supplementary texts

Murphy, S. (2012). The Oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology . New York, NY: OUP USA.

Tenenbaum, G., & Eklund, R.C. (2007). Handbook of sport psychology (3rd ed). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

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Semester 1

Week 1: Lecture

Introduction and Context

Jowett, S. (2007). Preface. In S. Jowett & D. Lavallee (Eds.) Social psychology in sport (pp. xi-xii). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Week 2: Lecture

Group Composition

Carron, A. V. & Eys, M. A. (2012). The nature of group composition. In A.V. Carron & M.R. Beauchamp  Group dynamics in sport   (pp. 105-147)  . Morgan Town, WV: Fitness Information Technology . Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Carron, A. V. & Eys, M. A. (2012). Group size. In A.V. Carron & M.R. Beauchamp  Group dynamics in sport   (pp. 57-74)  . Morgan Town, WV: Fitness Information Technology  

Research Example :

Carron, A. V., Midmeyer, W. N. & Brawley (1989). Perceptions of ideal group size in sports teams. Perceptual and motor skills , 69, 1368-1370.

Week 3: Lecture

Group Cohesion

Carron, A. V., Eys, M. A., & Burke, S. (2007). Team Cohesion: Nature, Correlates and development. In S. Jowett & D. Lavallee (Eds.) Social psychology in sport (pp. 91-102) . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Research Example :

Grieve, F. G., Whelan, J. P., & Meyers, A. W. (2000). An experimental examination of the cohesion-performance relationship in an interactive team sport. Journal of applied sport psychology , 12, 219-235.

Week 4: Lecture  

Collective Efficacy

Chow, G. M., & Feltz, D. (2009). Exploring new directions in collective efficacy and sport. In M. Eyes & M. R. Beauchamp (Eds.) Group dynamics in exercise and sport psychology: contemporary themes (pp. 221-248) . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Research Example :

Greenlees, I. A., Graydon, J. K., & Maynard, I. W. (1999). The impact of collective efficacy beliefs on effort and persistence in a group task. Journal of Sports Sciences. , 17, 151-158 .

Week 5: Lecture

Leadership and Group Development

Chelladurai, P. (2012). Leadership and manifestations of sport. In S. Murphy (Ed), The Oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology (p. 328-342). New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Carron, A. V. & Eys, M. A. (2012). Group development. In A.V. Carron & M.R. Beauchamp  Group dynamics in sport   (pp. 35-53)  . Morgan Town, WV: Fitness Information Technology .

Resear ch Example :

Colman, M. M. & Carron, A. V. (2001) The nature of norms in individual sports teams. Small group research. , 32, 206-222.

Week 6: Reading week

Week 7: Lecture  

The Coach-Athlete Relationship

Jowett, S. & Poczwardowski, A. (2007). Understanding the coach-athlete relationship. In S. Jowett & D. Lavallee (Eds.) Social psychology in sport (pp. 3-14) . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Research Example :

Jowett, S. (2003). When the “honeymoon” is over: A case study of a coach-athlete dyad in crises. The sport psychologist. 17 , 444-460

Week 8: Lecture  

Family Influences in Sport

Wylleman, P., De Knop, P., Verdet, M. & Cecic-Erpic, S. (2007). Parenting and career transitions of elite athletes.. In S. Jowett & D. Lavallee (Eds.) Social psychology in sport (pp. 234-247) . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.  

Research Example :

Martin et al. (1999). Coaching preferences of adolescent youths and their parents. Journal of applied sport psychology. , 11 , 247-262.

Week 9: Lecture

Enhancing Interpersonal Relationships

LaVoii, N. M. (2007). Interpersonal coummunication and conflict in the coach-athlete relationship. In S. Jowett & D. Lavallee (Eds.) Social psychology in sport (pp. 30-40) . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.  

Research Example:

Smoll, F. L., Cumming, S. P., & Smith, R. E. (2011). Enhancing coach-parent relationships in youth sports: Increasing harmony and minimizing hassle. International Journal for Sports Science and Coaching, 6(1), 13-26. Available online

Week 10: Lecture  

Social-cultural Influences on Interpersonal Processes

Schinke, R.J., Blodgett, A.T., McGannon, K. R., & Parham, W.D. (2014) Cultural diversity within group dynamics in sport. In M. Eyes & M. R. Beauchamp (Eds.) Group dynamics in exercise and sport psychology : contemporary themes (pp. 319-334). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Research Example:

Holt, N. L., Tamminen, K. A., Black, D. E., Sehn, Z. L., & Wall, M. P. (2008). Parental involvement in competitive youth sport settings. Psychology of sport and exercise. , 9(5), pp.663-685.

Week 11: Lecture  

Module Review 

This list was last updated on 22/10/2015