Winning frame of mind

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Applications of Psychology in Sport, taught by Ross Hall, BPS chartered sport and exercise psychologist and award Leader in Sport Psychology.

In this module, we introduce Needs Analysis and interventions in applied sport psychology, 

What are your perceived strengths and weaknesses? How can you use a needs analysis to develop an ideographically designed intervention?

What assessment methods are of use in designing interventions? 

Why do we need a triangulation approach to assessing strengths and weaknesses?

This term, we are engaging with a range of approaches to understanding theoretical and application issues within a needs analysis of an elite performer. 

We are learning about different models of assessment and intervention techniques in sport psychology.  

In pairs, you will conduct a needs analysis of a sports performer. Examples of the process can be seen here.

Students enjoy learning about how such approaches and skills gained through the interviewing and analysis process can be applied to everyday life.

 
Image: Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates winning the second set during his men's singles second round match against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, 2013 US Open (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)