- Name: The Psychology of Human Performance
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: Psychology
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor
Surveys the psychology of human performance. Explores the psychological, emotional, and strategic dimensions of human performance. Emphasis will be to provide students with a comprehensive background that they can apply to their own performance areas.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to
- Develop the critical thinking about the mental principles and playing issues of human performance;
- Develop his or her own unique formula for performing;
- Balance the interplay between learning, retaining, and performing;
- Detail the stages of skill development;
- Develop a framework to confront performance fears, stresses, pressures, stage fright, and choking;
- Learn how to create, implement, and modify game plans;
- Know the most common myths about human performance (such as muscle memory, all are visual learners, and trying harder);
- Explore performance dynamics in teams, groups, and ensembles;
- Understand how to improve communication between performers, coaches, teachers, directors, parents, and family members; and
- Develop specific strategies and tactics which can be effectively applied during the actual performance.
III: Course Linkage
General Education Program Outcomes
Students in this course are expected to show they are making progress towards meeting five of the General Education Student Learning Objectives by demonstrating that they:
- Have college-level reading, writing, and oral communications skills.
- Understand the methods of science.
- Are able to apply the basic principles of social science.
- Possess adequate problem-solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Appreciate the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in psychology.
Scheduled PSY-120 classes:
There are currently no PSY-120 classes scheduled for this term.