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The arousal-performance relationship

The arousal-performance relationship

Quest National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education 46(1): 60-77

A key theme in discussions of physical activity and stress is the relationship between emotional arousal and motor performance. While some movements cause people to feel tense or flat, peak performance is often associated with perceptions of heightened alertness and minimal anxiety. This paper demonstrates how a variety of research paradigms have produced converging evidence for the notion that motor performance is associated with, and often enhanced by, a state of optimal arousal.

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DOI: 10.1080/00336297.1994.10484110

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