Friday, February 15, 2013

Threat and physical performance

This is great
The implication is that one great way to increase performance is to reduce perceived threat, because threat might make our movement weak, slow, stiff, uncoordinated and painful. Sounds like everything we try to get rid of when we go to the gym! But of course many people will create excess threat during their workout, which will tend to be counterproductive.

1 comment:

Vincent Gilbert said...

Stereotype threat occurs when knowledge of a negative stereotype about a social group leads to less-than-optimal performance by members of that group. Although the stereotype threat phenomenon has been extensively studied in academic and cognitively-based tasks, it has received little attention in sport.

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