Postgraduate Course: Peak Performance (EDUA11041)
|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 the behaviours and cognitive processes required to achieve peak performance. The module commences by examining theories of expertise and analysing the psychological characteristics that have been associated with elite performers. In keeping with the title the module then considers the phenomena described as peak performance and the psychological states that are linked to optimal performance. The module also examines theories of attention and imagery both of which have been strongly identified as components of elite performance. To provide an applied emphasis within the module the techniques and approaches to develop attention, imagery and other relevant skills are reviewed and evaluated.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| 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.
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 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment Tasks and Contexts
A two part (equally weighted) 4000 word assignment requiring students to a) discuss key theoretical issues relevant to a selected performance situation and b) explain how psychological interventions can be applied to enhance the attainment of peak performance.
|No Exam Information
| At the end of this module students should be able to:
1. Analyse the theoretical and empirical basis for understanding expertise and characteristics of elite performers
2. Explain the contrasting states associated with attaining peak performance.
3. Critically evaluate the theories that explain the key skills employed by elite performers.
4. Discuss how cognitively based interventions can be implemented to facilitate the production of high level performance.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mrs Amanda Martindale
Tel: (0131 6)50 9794
|Course secretary||Ms Denise Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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