Postgraduate Course: Stress: Coping and Control (EDUA11038)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This module focuses on what happens to performance when people are under stress and what can be done to maintain performance. By considering the transactional nature of stress and the significant interaction of emotion and individual differences students are expected to develop a perspective that is appropriate for application in different environments and with different individuals. Current theory and empirical research are considered throughout the unit to help students understand how and why effective coping can be achieved through psychological intervention.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 9,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment Tasks and Contexts
Students will be required to complete:
Task 1 (Weighting 20%)
1200 word critical appraisals of relevant research paper.
Task 2 (Weighting 80%)
3000 word (max) assignment on coping.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Analyse the effects, mechanisms and performance consequences of the stress process.
2. Explain and evaluate the role of self-regulation and its influence on coping with stress to maintain performance
3. Examine the interaction between relevant individual differences and coping strategies
4. Devise and present an integrated, individualised intervention programmes designed to develop coping ability
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Entry requires a good honours degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology, sport and exercise psychology, organisational behaviour, or sport science.
Where an applicant does not meet these requirements consideration may be given to other equivalent academic qualifications and significant professional training and experience.
|Course organiser||Mr Hugh Richards
Tel: (0131 6)51 6092
|Course secretary||Ms Denise Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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