Coping under pressure: employing emotion regulation strategies to enhance performance under pressure.

@article{Balk2013CopingUP,
  title={Coping under pressure: employing emotion regulation strategies to enhance performance under pressure.},
  author={Yannick A. Balk and Marieke A Adriaanse and Denise T D de Ridder and Catharine Evers},
  journal={Journal of sport \& exercise psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          408-18
        }
}
Performing under high pressure is an emotional experience. Hence, the use of emotion regulation strategies may prove to be highly effective in preventing choking under pressure. Using a golf putting task, we investigated the role of arousal on declined sport performance under pressure (pilot study) and the effectiveness of emotion regulation strategies in alleviating choking under pressure (main study). The pilot study showed that pressure resulted in decreased performance and this effect was… 

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