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CODE 80904
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/02
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The 'Psychobiology and psychological profile of the Athlete' module is part of the Integrated Course 'Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Sports Performance' with two others.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This teaching focuses on all the activities of the organism of those who practice sport, including mental processes, in correlation with the biological bases. Furthermore, it provides the essential knowledge to identify and understand the peculiar characteristics of the athlete: to this end, it analyzes theories and methods - scientifically accredited - aimed at identifying the psychological profile of the athlete himself, based both on the behavior detectable in the sporting field , and on the patterns of psychological interaction rooted in his personality structure.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

We will examine the fundamental concepts for the framework of the physiological and psychological processes underlying some cognitive and emotional states related to sporting activity. In particular, the ways in which the athlete acquires and uses information, learns new knowledge, makes decisions and changes attention styles towards the environment will be evaluated. This will result in an attempt to outline and recognize the psychological profile of the athlete himself.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and collective discussion.

Any Student with documented Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), or with any special needs, should contact the Lecturer(s) and to the dedicated SLD Representative in the Department before class begins, in order to liaise and arrange the specific teaching methods so that the learning aims and outcomes may be met.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course includes 20 hours of frontal teaching, during which the teacher will provide knowledge relating to cognitive, emotional and behavioral processes in the field of Psychobiology, with particular attention to the methods of research and creation of the athlete's psychological profile.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Handouts relating to the topics covered will be distributed during the course.

LESSONS

LESSONS START

II semester.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment of the level of learning, ongoing and final, can take place in different ways:
- oral and/or written test;
- evaluation of students' active participation in exercises and seminar activities;
- oral and/or written exams, during which students will have to demonstrate that they have understood the topics that were the subject of the course.