Open Access Graduate Research Paper
A longstanding question in sports psychology research has been whether a given amount of cognitive practice and prepraration [sic] to perform a motor skill will enhance performance (Ravizza, 1982). This research has recently shown that there is an optimal level of arousal that maximizes performance at any level and that this level of arousal depends on the nature and complexity of the task, as well as individual differences (Weinberg, 1983). Sports psychology has thus evolved to focus on teaching individuals the importance of recognizing the need and the skills to gain control and attain an optimal level of arousal. Once individuals have learned their skills, their performance levels will improve (Ravizza, 1981).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1985 Lee Alan Toole
Toole, Lee Alan, "Combining counseling and coaching techniques to achieve optimal performance of high school students" (1985). Graduate Research Papers. 3445.