Professor Mark Wilson



Skill Acquisition (ESS2507)
I developed and teach all of the content on this optional 2nd year module (~100 students). Skill acquisition is the study of our ability to acquire and develop movement skills. This module provides a contemporary theoretical framework for understanding how performers progress from novice performers early in learning with low levels of skill to expert performers who have mastered their skills. These principles of motor control and skill acquisition also underpin the acquisition of everyday life skills and are therefore applicable to diverse areas in rehabilitation and ergonomics. In this module we consider how this theory and experimental work can be utilised in terms of applied skill acquisition.


Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (M023)
I teach on the second half of this module, which explores current issues in Sport Psychology, such as perceptual-cognitive expertise, choking under pressure, applied sport psychology, and talent identification.



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