Anxiety, arousal and visual attention: a mechanistic account of performance variability.

@article{Janelle2002AnxietyAA,
  title={Anxiety, arousal and visual attention: a mechanistic account of performance variability.},
  author={Christopher M. Janelle},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={237-51}
}
Despite extensive research devoted to determining the nature of the relationship between stress and performance, there has been little systematic examination of the mechanisms underlying this relationship. Recently, researchers have begun to empirically address the attentional mechanisms underlying theoretical accounts of how stress, anxiety and arousal influence performance. Given the critical role of visual attention to sport expertise, this paper focuses primarily on literature dealing with… CONTINUE READING
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