Stress and Anxiety

What is the definition of arousal?
General physiological and psychological activation on a continuum.
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Why is arousal important when looking at stress and anxiety?
It is the athletes arousal which tells us the importance of the event
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What is the definition of anxiety?
It is a complex, multi-dimensional construct. It is a negative emotional state around nervousness and worry, it is changing as something which makes you nervous now may not in years to come
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What does the multi-dimensional anxiety theory state?
Cognitive anxiety only has a negative relationship with performance but somatic anxiety will have an inverted U type relationship until beyond the optimum point
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Why is the catastrophe theory considered as a multi-dimensional theory?
It recognises cognitive and somatic anxiety as separate
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What is the most common multidimensional way to measure anxiety?
CSAI-2
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What are the 4 stages of the stress process?
Environmental demand, individual's perception of the environmental demand, response, behaviour (which feeds back into environmental demand)
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What is the definition of stress?
A process which occurs when you have a perceived imbalance of the demands of your environment and your own ability to cope
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