Management of Arousal

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Arousal
Energised state of readiness before completing a task
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What is arousal controlled by?
Reticular Activating System (RAS)
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Drive Theory
Suggests a proportional linear relationship between arousal and performance
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Problems with Drive Theory
Even skilled players 'choke' in high pressured situations
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Inverted U-Theory
Suggests that there is an optimum arousal level and if aroused more than this then performance will decline
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Complex/Skilfully difficult Tasks
Fine, delicate and controlled or information processing tasks require a low level of arousal
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Simple/GrossTasks
Easy and basic movements require a higher level of arousal, including strength and endurance tasks
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What determines whether the inverted U to shift left or right?
Personality of individual
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Catastrophe Theory
Links together with the inverted U-Theory and cognitive anxiety.
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Zone of Optimal Functioning
The area which the performer achieves maximum attention capacity
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Reticular Activating System (RAS)

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What is arousal controlled by?

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Suggests a proportional linear relationship between arousal and performance

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Even skilled players 'choke' in high pressured situations

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Suggests that there is an optimum arousal level and if aroused more than this then performance will decline

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