Emotional control

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  • Emotional control
    • optimal point of arousal
      • Personality
        • Extroverts best at high, less sensitive RAS
        • Introverts low high RAS
      • Complexity of task
        • Simple, gross - wide margin of error - high arousal
        • Simple,complex - small margin of error - low arousal
      • Level of ability
        • Expert - high arousal - dominant response is correct
        • Novice - low arousal - dominant response is incorrect
    • IZOF
      • Associated with best possible performance
        • optimal amount of arousal for performer
      • Band width - in or out of the zone
    • Peak Flow
      • High somatic arousal - low cognitive
      • Skills are effortless
      • IZOF
        • Associated with best possible performance
          • optimal amount of arousal for performer
        • Band width - in or out of the zone
    • Anxiety management
      • Somatic
        • PMR
          • Helps body deal with stress
            • Contracting and relaxing
        • Biofeedback
          • Gives awareness of body, more able to deal with stress
      • Cognitive
        • Imagery
          • Internal
            • Mental image to control arousal
          • External
            • mentally repeating what needs to be done
        • Rational thinking
          • Internal + narrow attention - evaluate situation
            • only works for experinced performers
        • Thought stopping
          • Refuse to think negatively
            • Only for extroverts
      • Critical evaluation
        • Difficult to apply
          • not for all abilities
            • Specalist equipment
        • Help focus/reduce anxiey

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