Psych EC Notes - Press Release: Why do some athletes choke...

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Press Release: Why do some athletes choke under pressure? October 21, 2011 Actual article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science Looks at why paying too much attention to what you’re doing ruins performance Quote by Rob Gray States goal: Figure out what actually happens when someone is paying too much attention to their body Baseball players and climbers Suggests using analogies to focus attention on the problem but away from how well they are doing Actual Article: Links Between Attention, Performance Pressure, and Movement in Skilled Motor Action Inward shift in attention may bbe cause of choking under pressure How does attention affect performance, change movement during skill execution Four effects: movement variability, multi-joint coordination, movement economy, and motor-control strategy Experiments using this approach (e.g., Gray, 2004 ) have shown that for experts, focusing
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course EXP 3604 taught by Professor Fasig during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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