Effects of competitive pressure on expert performance: underlying psychological, physiological, and kinematic mechanisms.

@article{Cooke2011EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of competitive pressure on expert performance: underlying psychological, physiological, and kinematic mechanisms.},
  author={Andrew S. Cooke and Maria Kavussanu and David McIntyre and Ian David Boardley and Christopher Ring},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={1146-56}
}
Although it is well established that performance is influenced by competitive pressure, our understanding of the mechanisms which underlie the pressure-performance relationship is limited. The current experiment examined mediators of the relationship between competitive pressure and motor skill performance of experts. Psychological, physiological, and kinematic responses to three levels of competitive pressure were measured in 50 expert golfers, during a golf putting task. Elevated competitive… CONTINUE READING