Anxiety in Athletes Hindering Performance Levels

“While most athletes recognize that some nervous tension is normal and important to performance, athletes struggling with performance anxiety worry about losing control of their nerves, preventing them from performing well.” Since sporting events can cause anxiety in athletes causing someone to react both somatically and cognitively. I will be using sport psychologist, Jeff Greenwald’s, information on the problem of athletes dealing with their bodies’ physiological response to having the nerves. In other research conducted I have found the inverted-U theory to help understand performance when compared to anxiety and response thresholds.

Goldberg, Jamie

2010. The athlete’s anxiety: Marin sports psychologists tackle the treatable problem of performance-inhibiting nervousness. Electronic document, http://www.marinij.com/ci_15713859?source=pkg

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