University of Toronto Effects of Competitive Anxiety DiscussionSchool


University of Toronto Effects of Competitive Anxiety DiscussionSchool

University of Toronto

Question Description

I’m studying for my Psychology class and need an explanation.

Concept and Application Paper Outline

(DUE DATE 1 March 2020)

General Outline of Sport Situation:

In approximately 175 words or less the character is outlined describing their sporting situation (The

character may be real or imaginary). Based on an analysis of the symptoms described (by you!), you will

outline what you think the problem with you athlete is and how (methodology) you came to determine this.

A critical component of you satisfying this requirement is to strongly consider the use of a thesis statement

where you will be telling me the intent of your paper, highlights that support your assertion and finally

recommended courses of action.

Theoretical Background on sport specific problem (In short, a literature review)

In approximately 500 words or less you delve into the relevant research regarding the nature of the

sporting issue (e.g., competitive state anxiety, anorexia, loss of focus, fear of competition, etc). Describe

how it is caused, the most current research, possible treatment rationales on other factors that you think are

relevant to your athlete’s problem. From this research you should generate a number of possible

alternatives in terms of treatment.


Given the foregoing and in concert with adopting the PTSP approach as covered in Chapter 12 you are to

discuss the approach you would choose by explaining each of the PSTP steps.


Tie all the information together and reiterate how your solution is the best plan of action for your

athlete. 5


(DUE DATE 2 February 2020)

Your task is to view a sports-related movie and write a brief review. Here are the steps to the assignment.

Step 1: You are to choose any movie you wish to write a report on or a movie from the list of sports

related movies below.

Step 2: Rent and watch the movie. Even if you have seen the movie before, you should rent it and

watch it again. While viewing the movie, identify sport psychology themes that are depicted in

the movie (aggression, parental involvement, goal setting, teamwork, etc.). You should

probably take notes so you can remember what you saw so you can report on it later.

Step 3: Write a review of the movie. The review should be 2 to 4 double spaced pages with 1”

margins, 12 font, and should contain the following sections:

Heading: Include the title, year, sport(s) depicted, and the sport psychology theme(s) you

identified in the movie. Identify as many major themes as you can.

Plot outline:Give a brief description of the major characters and the storyline. Feel free to

describe the ending, as you won’t ruin my watching of the movie by doing so. This

section should be 1 or 2 paragraphs.

Theme(s): Discuss 1 or 2 of the themes identified in the heading. Discuss them in the context

of the movie and in the context of what the field of sport psychology knows. This

may require some reading in the text that we have not yet covered. You may also

use other sources (research studies, magazine articles, etc.) to support your

discussion. You can use quotes from the movie to illustrate points. Offer any

suggestions for interventions, if appropriate, that are based on what you have

learned so far.

Summary: A paragraph summarizing the movie and your discussion of the themes. End this

with a rating of the movie from 1 (terrible) to 5 (great).