Enhanced Expectancies Improve Performance Under Pressure

  title={Enhanced Expectancies Improve Performance Under Pressure},
  author={Brad McKay and Rebecca Lewthwaite and Gabriele Wulf},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
Beyond skill, beliefs in requisite abilities and expectations can affect performance. This experiment examined effects of induced perceptions of ability to perform well under generic situations of challenge. Participants (N = 31) first completed one block of 20 trials on a throwing accuracy task. They then completed questionnaires ostensibly measuring individual differences in the ability to perform under pressure. Enhanced-expectancy group participants were told that they were well-suited to… CONTINUE READING

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