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Lab_2_arousal and performance

Lab_2_arousal and performance - Lab#2 Arousal Anxiety and...

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Lab #2: Arousal, Anxiety, and Performance Name: DATE: Excessive arousal and performance anxiety can have a debilitating effect on athletic performance. Please form a group of 4-5 students. Read the case study below and write your answers to the questions in the space provided. Feel free to use the back of your sheet or additional sheets of paper if necessary. Be prepared to discuss your answers with the rest of the class. Case Study Sixty minutes before the championship race, Jim was sitting quietly on the bank of the Cuyahoga River. He was thinking about the race he was about to row. Two thousand meters of intense physical activity, pushing his body to the very limits of its capabilities. Different thoughts raced through his head. As a highly-recruited freshman on the university crew team (he was considered the top recruit in the country), he had been thinking about this race since the beginning of the season. He was worried about his lack of experience and the possibility of letting the team down. He also knew this would be the last race for Larry, a senior and his best friend on the team, and he didn’t want to disappoint him. “That would be hard to live with,” he thought to himself. He had done his stretching and warm-up exercises. He touched his wrist, and felt his heart beating faster than usual. His extremities felt cold and clammy. He was well hydrated, but his throat felt coarse and
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