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Effects of competitive pressure on expert performance: Underlying psychological, physiological, and kinematic mechanisms
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It suggests that increased anxiety directs attention inward Processing efficiency theory attributes pressure-induced changes in performance to the effects of anxiety—which is elicited by pressure (Mullen, Hardy, & Tattersall, 2005)—on the capacity limited central executive For example, Veldhuijzen v
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  • It suggests that increased anxiety directs attention inward
  • Processing efficiency theory attributes pressure-induced changes in performance to the effects of anxiety—which is elicited by pressure (Mullen, Hardy, & Tattersall, 2005)—on the capacity limited central executive
  • For example, Veldhuijzen van Zanten, et al. (2002) found that competitive pressure increased heart rate, which can reflect an increase in anxiety and/or arousal (e.g., Woodman & Davis, 2008). Specifically, increased anxiety can be reflected by increased heart rate, which occurs with an increase in sympathetic activation, as part of the anxiety resp...

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