A Practice-Specificity-Based Model of Arousal for Achieving Peak Performance

  title={A Practice-Specificity-Based Model of Arousal for Achieving Peak Performance},
  author={Ahmadreza Movahedi and Mahmood Sheikh and Fazlolah Bagherzadeh and Rasool Hemayattalab and Hassan Ashayeri},
  journal={Journal of Motor Behavior},
  pages={457 - 462}
The authors propose a practice-specificity-based model of arousal for achieving peak performance. The study included 37 healthy male physical education students whom they randomly assigned to a high-arousal (n = 19) or low-arousal group (n = 18). To manipulate participants' level of arousal, the authors used motivational techniques. They used heart rate and the Sport Competition Anxiety Test (R. Martens, 1977) to measure the level of arousal that participants achieved. At the determined and… 
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