Attentional Processes and Choking under Pressure

  title={Attentional Processes and Choking under Pressure},
  author={L. Schuecker and N. Hagemann and B. Strau{\ss}},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={671 - 689}
  • L. Schuecker, N. Hagemann, B. Strauß
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • The self-focus theory of choking under pressure explains decreases in performance of well-learned motor tasks with an increase in skill-focused attention. This shift in attentional focus has been demonstrated; however, specific propositions about the processes in pressure-induced attentional shift are yet to be developed. This study assesses whether specific aspects of movement execution attract more attention than others when movements are executed under pressure. Such elements are important… CONTINUE READING
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