Choking under pressure in sensorimotor skills: Conscious processing or depleted attentional resources?

  title={Choking under pressure in sensorimotor skills: Conscious processing or depleted attentional resources?},
  author={D. Gucciardi and J. Dimmock},
  journal={Psychology of Sport and Exercise},
  • D. Gucciardi, J. Dimmock
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Abstract Objectives This study examined and compared the conscious processing hypothesis and the attentional threshold hypothesis as explanations for choking under pressure. Design A 2×3 (anxiety level × putting condition) within group design was employed. Methods Twenty experienced golfers with handicaps ranging from 0 to 12 putted using three explicit knowledge cues, three task-irrelevant knowledge cues, and a single swing thought cue under low and high anxiety to test these opposing… CONTINUE READING
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