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Key terms
· Arousal the state of general preparedness of
the body for action, involving physiological
and psychological factors
· Peak flow a state in which the performance is
at its best, achieved without thought,
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Somatic (Physiological) symptoms of
· Increased heart rate · Dry mouth
· Increased breathing · Dazed look in eyes
rate · Feelings of nausea
· Sweating · Increased muscle
· Headache tension
· Cold clammy hands · Butterflies in the
· Constant need to stomach
urinate · Increased blood
· Galvanic skin response pressure
(change in electrical · Increased hormone
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Cognitive (psychological) symptoms of
· Increased focus and concentration
· Heightened awareness of important cues in
the environment
· Narrowing of attention, excluding irrelevant
· Decreased reaction time…read more

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Signs that some one is over-aroused
· Anxiety and apprehension
· Tension
· Negative self talk
· Difficulties sleeping
· Inability to concentrate
· Fear and anger…read more

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Drive Theory
· Drive theory a theory of arousal that proposes
a linear relationship between arousal an
performance. This means as arousal level
increases, so does performance level.…read more

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Inverted U Theory
· Inverted U Theory a theory of arousal that
considers that optimal performance occurs
when the performer reaches an optimal level
of arousal and then performance deteriorates
after arousal goes beyond the optimal level…read more

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