Optimizing motivation and attention for motor performance and learning.

  title={Optimizing motivation and attention for motor performance and learning.},
  author={Rebecca Lewthwaite and Gabriele Wulf},
  journal={Current opinion in psychology},
We review three lines of recent research at an intersection of motor learning and sport psychology as they relate to motor skill acquisition: enhanced expectancies, autonomy support, and external attentional focus. Findings within these lines of research have been integrated into a new theory, the OPTIMAL (Optimizing Performance through Intrinsic Motivation and Attention for Learning) theory (i.e., OPTIMAL theory, Wulf and Lewthwaite, 2016), and have been applied in motor skill acquisition and… CONTINUE READING
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