Resilience and Decision Making (10011.1)
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|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse the ways that athletic performance can be managed by individuals, leaders and teams;
2. Generate a coherent account of the mental skills required to manage the self and others;
3. Evaluate a number of psychological characteristics in relation to creating resilient athlete, leaders and teams; and
4. Appropriately apply concepts from contemporary research in sport psychology concerning resilient athletes, leaders and teams.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
This unit is delivered in FLEXIBLE mode with ALL LECTURES being recorded and posted online but a CHOICE between face-to-face and online activities for the Tutorials: with face to face tutorials taking place every Friday at 11:30 during semester (room 7B12). Note that if it becomes clear the live tutes are not required, we will move to 'drop-in' sessions, based in 12C11.
Note the emphases on independent learning, initiative and critical thinking in the highlighted graduate attributes.
Please use the Canvas forums to ask any key questions. Where there is significant interest in a topic, we may decide to add extra online content or arrange a one-off session.
Prerequisites10012 Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Assumed knowledgeThe unit assumes prior knowledge of research methods including basic inferential statistics. The unit also assumes familiarity with basic concepts in psychology such as differences between traits/attributes, intrapersonal considerations, and group factors.
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A range of articles and readings will be made available to accompany each lecture topic
Those interested in completing background reading should consider the following texts:
Reich, J.W., Zautra, A.J., & Hall, J.S. (2012). Handbook of Adult Resilience. Guildford Press.
Sinclar, R.R., & Britt, T.W. (2013). Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice. American Psychological Association
Keegan, R.J. (2015). Being a Sport Psychologist. London: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 978-1137300898
Copies of each are available in the Library and University Bookshop.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Formatting and referencing should adopt the APA style wherever possible.
While not included in the rubric, it is recommended to include referencing in the portfolio as well as the proposal (i.e., it strengthens the scientific grounding and conceptual arguments)
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Late Submissions Policy
When a student does not submit an assessment task on or before the due date and time, their mark will be reduced by five percentage points per day from the total mark available (e.g. if an assessment was submitted three days late a mark of 70% would be reduced to 55%, or put another way, if a student was awarded 21 out of 30 and submitted three days late their mark would be reduced to 16.5 out of 30), up to a maximum of seven days at which time the assignment will no longer be accepted, unless there are approved extenuating circumstances
Note the recommended readings and reflection tasks in the portfolio are designed to occupy a significant proprtion of this independent study time, in addition to the lectures and tutorial activities.
Access to the online materials and a stable internet connection will be vital for the successful completion of this unit
Required IT skills
Internet (Canvas), YouTube, Word, Excel, Email etc.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves working with a specified 'client' during the preparation of the applied case study: this is a simulation of real-world applied practice. Workplace learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports and essays. The professional nature of this unit necessitates full participation in all learning activities, including online lectures, readings, and tutorial activities for successful completion of the unit. If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g., timetable clash) it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convenor to schedule the unit for a future semester.