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The 2000-Meter Row: A Case Study in Performance Anxiety



Author:

Doug M. Post
Family Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Doug.post@osumc.edu

Abstract:

This case study is based on another case in our collection, The 2000-Meter Row: A Case in Homeostasis, which emphasizes the metabolic, respiratory, and cardiac responses of a young athlete competing in a championship rowing event. In this modified version, the same event is viewed in a new light to explore the psychological ramifications of the stressful sports competition. The case was developed for a mixed undergraduate-graduate course in sport psychology.

Objectives:
  • Increase understanding of the constructs of arousal and anxiety.
  • Differentiate between state and trait anxiety.
  • Introduce six theories from psychology on the arousal-performance relationship.
  • Address three psychological interventions to help reduce anxiety and improve performance.
Keywords: Performance anxiety; individualized zone of optimal functioning; multidimensional anxiety theory; inverted u hypothesis; drive theory; catastrophe theory; reversal theory; progressive muscle relaxation; cue-controlled relaxation; stress; rowing; racing
Topical Area: N/A
Educational Level: Undergraduate upper division, Graduate
Formats: PDF
Type/Method: Discussion, Role-Play
Language: English
Subject Headings: Psychology   Sports Science  
Date Posted: 10/06/03
Date Modified: N/A
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