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SPSC2315
Module Reading List

Social and Applied Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Laura Britten
L.E.Britten@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Semester1

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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.

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

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Semester2

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Core texts

Hemmings. B. (Ed.). (2011). Applied sport psychology : a case-based approach Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

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

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Supplementary texts

Dosil, J. (Ed.). (2005). The sport psychologist's handbook : a guide for sport-specific performance enhancement . Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Hardy, L., Jones, G., & Gould (1998). Understanding psychological preparation for sport : theory and practice of elite performers . Chichester, UK: Wiley and Sons.

Roberts, G. C. & Treasure, D. C. (Eds.) Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Week 1: Lecture

Introduction and context

Aoyagi et al. (2012). Reflections and Directions: The Profession of Sport Psychology Past, Present, and Future. Professional psychology : research and practice. 43, 32-38.

Hemmings, B. (2011). Introduction. In B. Hemmings (Ed.) Applied sport psychology : a case-based approach (pp. 1-4). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Research Example :

Gould et al. (2002).Psychological characteristics and their development in Olympic champions. Journal of applied sport psychology. , 14, 172-204.

Week 2: Lecture

Consultancy and ethical issues

Hankes, D. M. (2012). Sport and performance psychology: ethical issues. In S. Murphy (Ed), The Oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology (p. 24-44). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Any chapter from chapter 2 to 12 from Hemmings, B. (Ed.). (2011). Applied sport psychology : a case-based approach Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Research Example :

Sharp, L-A, & Hodge, K. (2012). Sport Psychology Consulting Effectiveness: The Sport Psychology Consultant's Perspective. Journal of applied sport psychology.y., 23, 360-376. Week 2: Lecture

Week 3: Lecture

Psychological skills I: Stress, anxiety and coping

Lazarus, R. S. (1999). Psychological stress and appraisal. In R. S. Lazarus, Stress and emotion: a new synthesis (pp. 49-85). London: Springer Publishing Company.

Any chapter from chapter 2 to 12 from Hemmings, B. (Ed.). (2011). Applied sport psychology : a case-based approach . Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Research Example :

Fletcher, D. & Hanton, S. (2001). The relationship between psychological skills usage [self-talk, imagery, relaxation, and goal setting] and competitive anxiety responses. Psychology of sport and exercise. , 2, 89-101.

Week 4: Lecture

Psychological skills II: Self-talk

Thedorakis, Y., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., & Zourbanos, N. (2012). Cognitions: Self-talk and performance. In S. Murphy (Ed), The Oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology (p. 191-212). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Any chapter from chapter 2 to 12 from Hemmings, B. (Ed.). (2011). Applied sport psychology : a case-based approach . Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Research Example :

Hatzigeorgiadis et al. (2008). Investigating the functions of self-talk: The effects of motivational self-talk on self-efficacy and performance in young tennis players. The sport psychologist. 22, 458-471.

Week 5: Lecture

Optimising athlete motivation

Maintaining motivation: An AGT perspective

Roberts, G. C. (2012). Motivation in Sport and Exercise from an Achievement Goal Theory Perspective: After 30 years, Where are we? In G. C. Roberts & D. C. Treasure (Eds.) Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise (pp. 5-58). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Research Example :

Lochbaum, M. R., & Roberts G. C. (1993). Predicting young athletes’ motivational indices as a function of their perceptions of coach- and peer-created climate. Journal of sport & exercise psychology. , 15, 160-171.

Maintaining motivation: An SDT perspective

Treasure et al. (2007). Motivation in elite-level sport: A self-determination theory perspective. In M. S. Hagger and N. L. D. Chatzisarantis (Eds.). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in exercise and sport (pp. 153-166). USA: Human Kinetics.

Research Example :

Calvo et al. (2010). Using self-determination theory to explain sport persistence and dropout in adolescent athletes. Spanish journal of psychology , 13, 677-684.

Week 6: Reading week

Week 7: Lecture

Motivation gone awry: Athlete burnout

Cresswell, S.L. & Eklund, R.C. (2006). Athlete burnout: conceptual confusion, current research and future research Directions. In S. Hanton and S.D. Mellalieu (Eds.). Literature reviews in sport psychology : Sheldon Hanton and Stephen Mellalieu, editors. (pp. 91-126). USA: Nova Science Publishers Inc. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Research Example :

Lemyre, P. N., Hall, H. K., & Roberts, G. C. (2008). A social cognitive approach to burnout in athletes. Scandinavian journal of medicine and science in sports. , 18, 221-234.

Week 8: Lecture

Emotion regulation

Week 9: Lecture

Injury rehabilitation

Week 10: Lecture

Career transitions

Week 11: Lecture

Module Review

Research Example:

Tod et al. (2011). Six years up: Applied sport psychologists surviving (and thriving) after graduation. Journal of applied sport psychology. , 23, 93-109.

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